Originally founded in 1991 as the Kansas City Jewish Museum Foundation, the Epsten Gallery Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit that provides innovative art exhibitions and partnerships that engage, inspire and enlighten a diverse community through all stages of life and celebrate our common humanity through art. The Epsten Gallery is a place where multi-generational communities may enrich their lives by sharing the wonder, excitement and inspiration of art visually and through hands-on experiences.
The Epsten Gallery achieves its mission through a cooperative partnership with Village Shalom, which houses its exhibition program. Additionally, Epsten Gallery is affiliated with museums throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe through its membership in the Council of American Jewish Museums (CAJM) under the auspices of the National Foundation of Jewish Culture. Through this relationship and its affiliation with the Kansas Art Therapy Association, Epsten Gallery establishes an ever-expanding sphere of awareness with other venues by facilitating participation in its ARTicipation program to share cultural, educational, and exhibition resources as well as art-therapy based workshops and community art events.