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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents The Contemporary Figure

January 9, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

This collection of works features contemporary objects from the 1960s to today with varying presentations of the human figure. Although artists have depicted the human figure for millennia, 20th-century movements such as Conceptual art, Minimalism, and Abstract Expressionism moved away from the time-honored practice of figurative art. Our current moment is rich with a resurgence…

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Discriminating Thieves: Nazi-Looted Art and Restitution

January 26, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

After the World War II, Allied forces found much of the art and looted by Nazis and returned it to the rightful owners. But other items disappeared in the chaos of war and remain lost to this day. In light of this fact, the Nelson-Atkins researches the ownership history of its artworks. This research revealed…

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Expedition to the ChimaCloud

March 1 - September 1
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Contemporary artist Saya Woolfalk’s body of work transports visitors into a fantastical world where they encounter a fictional race of women Woolfalk has created called the Empathics. Expedition to the ChimaCloud continues Woolfalk’s extensive narrative of the Empathics, who will be introducing their newest groundbreaking technology at the Nelson-Atkins. The exhibition is an immersive, multimedia…

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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents Child’s Play: An Exploration of Adolescence

March 1 - August 4
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Child’s Play: An Exploration of Adolescence situates contemporary works of art from Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection in conversation with concepts brought forth by neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud (Austrian, 1856–1939). Freud suggested that humans can trace their compulsions back to their childhood. From this idea, Child’s Play explores artists’ depictions of children, their…

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Andy Goldsworthy: Walking Wall

March 4 - November 29
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Andy Goldsworthy, who collaborates with nature and time to create site-specific installations, will build Walking Wall in five successive sections at the Nelson-Atkins in 2019. Over the course of nine months, Goldsworthy and his craftsmen will hand-build a wall that will “move” across the museum campus.

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Tue 29

Bubbles & Bites with Open Collective

October 29 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
Nov 02

KidsTLC Benefit19: IMAGINE

November 2 @ 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT
Nov 02

Coalesce: The Art of Couture

November 2 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Nov 06

Home for the Holidays with Tamara Day

November 6 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST
Nov 08

Crescendo: A Benefit for the UMKC Conservatory

November 8 @ 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM CST

Upcoming Events

Wed 23

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents The Contemporary Figure

January 9, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Kansas City MO
United States
Wed 23

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Discriminating Thieves: Nazi-Looted Art and Restitution

January 26, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Kansas City MO
United States
Wed 23

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Andy Goldsworthy: Walking Wall

March 4 - November 29
Kansas City MO
United States
Wed 23

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Creatures of the Night: Women in Paris from 1850-1900

March 28, 2019 - March 22, 2020
Kansas City MO
United States
Wed 23

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Renaissance to Restoration

April 3, 2019 - March 22, 2020
Kansas City MO
United States

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