After several years of extensive restoration and renovations, The Kansas City Museum Foundation announced today that the Kansas City Museum will reopen Corinthian Hall to the public on Thursday, October 21. It’s just another feather in the cap for this popular 21st-century museum that features Kansas City’s history and cultural heritage.
In a release, organizers say the “new Kansas City Museum will serve our community as the home of the whole story, where visitors experience a multiplicity of perspectives about Kansas City’s vibrant history and cultural heritage. Located in the Historic Northeast area overlooking the Missouri River Valley and adjacent to Kessler Park and Cliff Drive, the Kansas City Museum is a beacon on the bluff for our city—illuminating the unfolding, often untold stories of the city and guiding us to a deeper understanding of how to collaborate and achieve civic unity.”
The $22 million dollar Corinthian Hall renovation was completed by a team of local and national skilled professionals including: architectural design by International Architects Atelier, construction by JE Dunn, exhibit design by Gallagher & Associates, and exhibit fabrication and installation by Kubik Maltbie with installation support from 4-Gen Construction.
Here’s a sampling of what visitors can expect:
- Three floors of exhibition galleries featuring stories about Kansas City’s past, present, and future
- Wisteria – a retail boutique
- Elixir – a soda fountain
- Café at 3218 – for culinary programs and chef-inspired events
- A theater for films and documentaries
- A billiard room to play pool and board games
- One Percent for Art and commissioned site-specific art works by Renée Cinderhouse, Mona Cliff, MarvGraff, Clarissa Knighten, Zac Laman, Linda Lighton, and Stephen Proski