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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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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,…

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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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Belger Crane Yard Studios presents Reinvented

January 4 - April 13
Belger Crane Yard Studios, 2011 Tracy Ave
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

On the not-so-sunny side of California, teenage Alix bounces between motel rooms while taking care of her brothers for her absent mother. Her classmate, Mason, is a budding songwriter sent to America for high school by his father in Hong Kong. Together, they must learn to scrape by without giving up their dreams. This Rolling…

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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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Unicorn Theatre presents The Humans

March 6 - March 31
Unicorn Theatre, 3828 Main Street
Kansas City, MO

Breaking with tradition, the Blake clan gathers for Thanksgiving dinner in lower Manhattan at their daughter’s new apartment. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle duplex, family tensions reach a boiling point and the secrets that bubble up threaten to change this modern American family forever.

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Ongoing

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

November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - May 5, 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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The Coterie Theatre presents Mr. Popper’s Penguins

February 26 @ 10:00 AM - March 30 @ 5:00 PM CST
The Coterie, 2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 144
Kansas City, MO

In this charming musical adaptation of the beloved book, Mr. and Mrs. Popper’s lives take an adventurous turn when a mysterious box arrives on their doorstep with a penguin inside. Not long after, the local aquarium sends over a female penguin and soon, the Poppers are hearing the patter of 20 little feet. What starts…

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Quality Hill Playhouse presents Broadway and All That Jazz: Songbook of the 50s

March 8 @ 7:30 PM - April 7 @ 5:00 PM CST
Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 West 10th St.
Kansas City, Missouri

Quality Hill Playhouse’s original cabaret revue showcases songs from classic musicals, celebrates Broadway showtunes that became standards, and romps through the world of Bebop, Latin, and Vocal Jazz.

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Nelly Don: The Musical

March 14 @ 7:30 PM - March 30 @ 5:00 PM CDT
Musical Theater Heritage, 2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 301
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Based on a true story, Nelly Don celebrates the American entrepreneurial experience through an improbable heroine whose life mission was to champion the beauty of women through fashion. Nelly Don's creative genius and personal travails form the musical narrative of the story behind the woman who started the largest dress design and manufacturing company the…

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Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents Pride and Prejudice

March 22 @ 7:00 PM - April 14 @ 10:00 PM CDT
Spencer Theatre, 4949 Cherry St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous mother and a string of unsuitable suitors, it’s a difficult subject to escape. When the independent Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, all feelings of attraction are muted by his pride and her prejudice. Kate Hamill’s celebrated…

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Kansas City Fashion Week

March 24 @ 8:00 AM - March 30 @ 5:00 PM CDT
The Grand Hall, 1330 baltimore ave
kansas city, 64105 United States

Kansas City Fashion Week is a nexus of fashion professionals. Featuring local, national and international designers, each year KCFW produces two full weeks of premier runway shows, enabling designers to collaborate with seasoned stylists, make-up artists, models and photographers to present their collections in the most professional atmosphere imaginable. Visit their website for information and…

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7:00 PM

Weezer and Pixies at The Sprint Center

March 26 @ 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM CDT
Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64106

Following a rapturously received summer tour, Weezer returns to the road with Pixies this spring for a run of highly-anticipated North American arena dates. The 21-city tour will stop at Sprint Center on Tuesday, March 26.

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7:30 PM

Amos Lee at The Uptown

March 26 @ 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM CDT
Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Singer-songwriter Amos Lee brings his My New Moon tour to The Uptown.

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Upcoming Events

Mon 22

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

August 17, 2018 - July 27, 2019
Kansas City Missouri
Mon 22

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

November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - May 5, 2019 @ 5:00 PM CST
Kansas City MO
United States
Mon 22

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

December 14, 2018 - June 16, 2019
Kansas City MO
United States
Mon 22

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents The Contemporary Figure

January 9, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Kansas City MO
United States
Mon 22

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