Spring is here in Kansas City! Check out these exciting cultural arts activities for a fabulous spring experience. Enjoy family-friendly theater, educational presentations and cutting-edge art exhibitions. Plan your schedule, invite family and friends and buy tickets now!
Join KCRep for a magical new Peter Pan and Wendy
Join KCRep at Spencer Theatre on the UMKC Campus, May 2 thru 24 for Peter Pan and Wendy! With all the whimsy of the original story, this adaptation charms with a fresh take on what it means to dream, to grow, and to be a part of a community. Full of magic, adventure – and yes, flying! – J.M. Barrie’s classic is reimagined for a new generation of theatregoers as an empowering play for all ages.
Climb heights or swim the oceans with the Kauffman Center’s National Geographic presentations!
Explore the depths of the oceans and the heights of climbs with National Geographic. Legendary rock climber Mark Synnott hasn’t just made the incredible first ascents of some of the world’s biggest walls—he’s explored inaccessible places in the name of science. Join him April 11 at the Kauffman Center for “Life on the Vertical.” Bioengineer and research diver Kakani Katija takes you deep into the midwaters of the ocean and shares how its inhabitants could lead to breakthroughs in bio-inspired design in “Designed by Nature,” May 23 at the Kauffman Center.
Fun for the whole family at the Nerman Museum
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art has earned its place in the vanguard of contemporary art through its cutting-edge art exhibitions and permanent collection. It also offers a variety of events, including youth classes, visiting artist talks and receptions, workshops for all ages and more, open to the JCCC campus community, greater Kansas City area residents, and visitors.
Alberto Giacometti Exhibition Opens at the Nelson-Atkins
An exhibition of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), widely acclaimed as a defining artist of modernism and of the 20th century, opens at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City on March 18, 2023. Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure explores the central focus of the artist’s oeuvre: his extraordinary and singular portrayals of the human figure. Showcasing Giacometti’s major achievements during the post-WWII years, the exhibition is the first major retrospective of the artist’s work in the Midwest.
Kansas City nonprofit turning climate plan into variety show.
Heartland Arts KC, a new arts advocacy nonprofit in Kansas City, is showcasing its 2023 HE[ART]LAND Fellows with two shows in April. A work-in-progress show will be performed on April 1 at Kansas City Young Audiences and a final performance will take place on April 29. The show will reflect what the artists have learned about Kansas City’s Climate Protection and Resiliency Plan over the 12 week program.