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August 2018

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents Paul Henry Ramirez: Sweet On

August 17, 2018 - July 27, 2019
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Sweet On is a site-responsive installation by Texas-born, New Jersey-based artist Paul Henry Ramirez. Ramirez drew inspiration for this work from a quotation attributed to R. Crosby Kemper Jr. (1927–2014) in the anniversary publication, “Marking 20 Years: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art”: “Joy is to be surrounded by beauty.”

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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents Flaw(less): Kemper Teen Arts Council Curated Exhibition

August 17, 2018 - February 17, 2019
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Flaw(less) explores themes of identity, stereotypes, and perception across cultures in works from the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection. These works, dating from 1920 to 2013, present an opportunity to consider our shared experiences in the ways we present ourselves, how we are perceived, and what we may consider to be flaws in our appearance as we are subjected to the gaze of others through generations.

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September 2018

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art presents Wendell Castle · Progression

September 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210

Progression explores the working process of world-renowned artist Wendell Castle. The exhibition celebrates Castle’s methodology, which he honed throughout his over 60-year career. Featuring 15 maquettes and two fully realized works in wood, the exhibit invites audiences to explore the artist’s working process. It challenges the typical museum experience by foregrounding not finished works but one phase of their creation.

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Belger Crane Yard Studios presents Bede Clarke’s “Gypsy Hymns”

September 7 - December 15
Belger Crane Yard Studios, 2011 Tracy Ave
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Belger Crane Yard Studios will feature the expansive, expressive ceramic works of Bede Clarke. Clarke describes his process as one that is guided by a dialogue with the work; “a voice that has commitment and conviction, but also the allure of mystery and enigma. I am always most pleased when striking a balance of wildness and restraint.”

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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents Angela Dufresne: Making a Scene

September 20, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to present Angela Dufresne: Making a Scene, a major museum exhibition comprising of more than thirty paintings and video works spanning nearly a decade. Focusing on her signature depictions of modern life, Dufresne (b. 1969) compositionally connects us to the history of painting and cinema.

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October 2018

H&R Block Artspace Presents the 2018 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards

October 11 @ 8:00 AM - December 15 @ 5:00 PM CDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating indefinitely

H&R Block Artspace, 16 E. 43rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64111

Since 1997, Charlotte Street’s Visual Artist Award has supported outstanding visual artists living in Kansas City through annual, unrestricted cash awards. These competitive awards recognize local artists who are creating outstanding artwork and show great accomplishment and promise by providing financial support, critical attention and increased exposure with the aim of fostering their continued artistic and professional development. For the seventh time in the award’s 20-year history, the Artspace will proudly present the 2018 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards…

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Structured Visions: The Photographs of Ralston Crawford

October 26, 2018 - April 6, 2019
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Ralston Crawford worked in a consistently formal, or abstract, manner across a variety of mediums. His photographs provide a look at a vital era of abstraction in American art, and at the cultural scenes and subjects from which that creative sensibility arose. His subjects ranged from urban and industrial themes to ships and sailing, jazz, the people and culture of New Orleans, bullfighting and religious processions in Spain, and the destructive power of the atomic bomb.

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November 2018

Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art presents Winter LightSherry Leedy Contemporary Art presents Remnants “

November 2, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - January 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM CDT
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, 2004 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

The series Remnants is a commentary on American Indian sovereignty, identity, experience and perception. Jones is examining how American Indian culture is represented through popular culture and raising questions about these depictions of identity by non-natives and Natives alike. The images for the engraved glass are appropriated from historical documents such as newspapers, etchings, and ledger drawings. The photographs that accompany the engravings were taken at nearly 100 Indian casinos throughout the United States. The dialogue between these two speak…

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Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art presents Dreams and Other Things

November 2, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - January 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM CDT
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, 2004 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Gloria Baker Feinstein is a fine art and portrait photographer based in Kansas City, Missouri and Portland, Oregon. Her work has been included in exhibitions across the country and can be found in the collections of the High Museum of Art, the Center for Creative Photography, the University of Kentucky Art Museum, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, The Portland Museum of Art and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, to name a few.

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The Coterie presents “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Musical”

November 6 @ 10:00 AM - December 30 @ 6:00 PM CST
The Coterie, 2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 144
Kansas City, MO

Back by popular demand, the beloved television classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Rudolph and his friends, Clarice, Hermey the Elf, and Yukon Cornelius learn what makes you different makes you special. As one reviewer put it, “If adorable is at the top of your Christmas list, save an afternoon or evening for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical... as rich as eggnog!"

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