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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents (RE)CLAIM: Indigenous Artists Reflect on Identity

December 14, 2018 - June 16, 2019
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

The selection of artists in this exhibition is representative of a larger community of contemporary Native artists working to assert Native perspectives and challenge misconceptions. Presented entirely through the artists’ own works and words, (RE)CLAIM shares their reflections on the always relevant question of identity.

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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 15th-17th Century Italian and Spanish Textiles

January 9 - June 16
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

This exhibition showcases silk and linen fragments spanning the 15th-17th centuries, a period of expanded exploration and trade, when Italy and Spain emerged as major centers of textile production.

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Divine Inspiration

January 16 - July 14
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Few individuals have exercised such a powerful grip on the Western imagination as Jesus of Nazareth. Believed by his followers to be the Son of God, he was central to religious life in Europe. Unsurprisingly, the defining moments of his life figure prominently in Western Art. The drawings and prints in this rotation will explore…

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Kemper Museum of Art presents Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOs

January 24 - April 28
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Kemper Museum presents a major exhibition of works by internationally-renowned New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum (American, born 1955). Featuring textiles, ceramics, and works on paper, Apfelbaum’s artistic practice branches out into broader social and historical contexts, and is situated in the legacy of post-war American art. She is best known for expansive polychromatic installations, which…

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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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Belger Arts Center presents Keep It Real

March 1 - July 6
Belger Arts Center, 2100 Walnut St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Keep It Real is the first of a three-part series in celebration of Belger Cartage Service, Inc.’s 100th anniversary. This exhibition includes decorative and historical objects that reflect the cultural fabric of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Through these objects, we get a glimpse into the issues leading to the rapid innovation and shift…

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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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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Solitary: Alienation in Modern Life

November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - May 4, 2019 @ 5:00 PM CST
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

World Wars I and II brought widespread death and destruction to the world, leaving many survivors with lifelong physical and psychological scars. This exhibition of prints and drawings by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Marie Laurencin, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Otto Dix, and others reveals the impact of these modern forces.

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