Restored and renovated Corinthian Hall at the Kansas City Museum (courtesy of Gayle Babcock, Architectural Imageworks)
After more than seven years of planning, design and construction, Corinthian Hall at the Kansas City Museum is now open to the public. The restoration and renovation of Corinthian Hall was Stage I of a multi-staged, multi-year project to rehabilitate the entire 3.5-acre historic property that comprises the Kansas City Museum.
Efforts are underway to finalize the master plan and timeline for the entire property, and to begin architectural design for the Carriage House, Conservatory, and the James Turrell Skyspace. Initial funding for these spaces has been provided by the R.A. Long Foundation, Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, and the R.C. Kemper, Jr. Charitable Trust, Sunderland Foundation, and Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation.
It is vital to keep the momentum going. A project of this capacity takes time, and the next five to seven years will be critical to realizing the entire vision for a history- and humanities- hub in the Historic Northeast that serves the city and region. The Kansas City Museum has been building its capacity and is now perfectly positioned to work in partnership with the city and community to champion and strengthen arts, culture, and creativity citywide.
Kansas City wasn’t built in a day, and its most irreplaceable cultural assets deserve the care, dedication, perseverance and resources necessary and required for their preservation and sustainability.
To learn more about the Kansas City Museum project and to contribute, visit: kansascitymuseum.org.
–Anna Marie Tutera
Design by Carrie Maidment, Print Media Design