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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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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 Creatures of the Night: Women in Paris from 1850-1900

March 28, 2019 - March 22, 2020
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

Women in Paris gained more rights in Paris toward the end of the 1800s, and nightfall offered the perfect cover for a variety of their activities from the innocent to illicit. The public feared women’s shifting role from motherhood to independent woman. These feelings played out in popular media and fine art, with artists using…

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents Renaissance to Restoration

April 3, 2019 - March 22, 2020
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States

The first portrait miniatures appeared in the 1520s at the French and English courts and they were particularly useful to the monarchy. Small enough to be given as gifts, they signaled a monarch’s favor when worn publicly. Take for example Nicholas Hilliard’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth’s favorite, George Cumberland, Third Earl of Clifford. He is…

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Ongoing

Stonehenge

May 25 @ 10:00 AM - September 29 @ 5:00 PM CDT
Union Station, 30 W Pershing Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Over 1.5 million people annually travel to the south of England to experience this mysterious wonder and World Heritage site, dating back 5,000+ years. Now, within this America's premiere exhibition, step back into ancient civilizations and ask the "Who", "How" and "Why" yourself. Consider the evidence. Meet the fascinating people behind the stones. Study their…

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Kansas City Symphony Presents: Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto with Brahms

May 31 @ 8:00 PM - June 2 @ 4:00 PM CDT
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States

Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor is one of his most energetic and uninhibited pieces with a wild gypsy dance at the end. In Schoenberg’s technicolor arrangement of the chamber work for orchestra, the Quartet emerges as a thrilling showpiece. Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish,” is a technically demanding yet sweetly poetic romp. Within…

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Rock of Ages at Starlight Theatre

May 31 @ 8:00 PM - June 2 @ 11:00 PM CDT
Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Rd
Kansas City, MO 64132 United States

Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The Rock of Ages Tenth Anniversary tour is blazing across North America. Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Rock of Ages captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. “Know What Love Is,” “Feel the Noise” and “Take Your Best…

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11:00 AM

I Love the 90s Bar Crawl

June 1 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
KC Live! Block, 13th & Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64106

Alright stop, collaborate and listen! The I Love the 90s Bash bar crawl is coming back to Kansas City Saturday, June 1st from 11am-4pm! We're lacing up our high tops, putting on our fanny packs and gettin' jiggy wit it to the best music of the 90s.

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1:00 PM

High Tea at the Kemper Museum

June 1 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Join the Kemper Teen Arts Council in the exhibition Child’s Play to watch the movie Alice and Wonderland, have a tea party, enjoy edible treats inspired by the painting Cakes and Pies by Wayne Thiebaud, and make your own hat perfect for the occasion.

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4:00 PM

Tech N9ne at KC Live!

June 1 @ 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM CDT
KC Live! Block, 13th & Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64106

Get ready Kansas City! Tech N9ne and Strange Music are taking over the Power & Light District on Saturday, June 1st, for STRANGFEST 2019!

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6:00 PM

Kansas City Art Institute Art & Design Auction

June 1 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT
Kansas City Art Institute, 4415 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

An event so spectacular, it only happens every other year! Browse and bid on artwork in the silent and live auctions, enjoy creative fare and festive libations, all while supporting arts education. All proceeds benefit student scholarships.

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Kansas City Art Institute Art and Design Auction

June 1 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT
Kansas City Art Institute, 4415 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Browse and bid on silent and live artwork, enjoy creative fare and festival libations, all while supporting arts education.

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7:00 PM

Rezound! Handbell Ensemble in Concert

June 1 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT

We hope you’ll join us for an evening of exceptional music with Rezound! and members of Resonate 2019 on Saturday, June 1. Resonate is a biennial performance event for advanced handbell musicians who spend a day rehearsing with Rezound! and join the ensemble onstage for a portion of this unique concert. This year, 18 dedicated…

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9:00 PM

B.M.W. at The Phoenix

June 1 @ 9:00 PM - June 2 @ 1:00 AM CDT
The Phoenix, 302 W. 8th St.
Kansas City, MO

This five-piece jazz band has made its mark in the Kansas City area, performing at outdoor festivals, corporate events, wedding receptions, and so much more. Featured artist and founder of B.M.W., Saxophonist Kenny Glover, has set the standard for the distinct sound of Brothers Making Waves. B.M.W. has performed all over Europe and the U.S.…

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