A work of art will be on the line when the Philadelphia Eagles play the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday.
In Kansas City, a 20,000-square-foot Arts Campus Aims to Bring Together the City’s Artists
The total renovation of the Charlotte Street Foundation arts center was catalyzed by an artist-driven core mission to support and catalyze a local artistic community.
The History of Donut Day Told Through Archival Images
The annual celebration pays homage to the women at the front lines of World War I, who rolled their dough using shell casings to bake the sweet treats.
Updating the Myth of Hercules for the #MeToo Era
In The Trials of the Golden Rat, Patrick Duegaw recasts Hercule’s feats as the troubling behavior of a powerful man, reframing his targets through the guise of powerful women standing up for themselves.
Nelson-Atkins Museum Allowed Police to Station on Premises, Sparking Outcry
Artists and activists called out the private museum in Kansas City for allowing police to stage on their property on Friday during nearby protests.
The Museum Trustee Behind a $130 Million Lawsuit to Keep ICE Detainees in Prison
UMB Bank is suing a city in Rhode Island for refusing to house ICE detainees at an affiliated detention center. The bank’s CEO, Mariner Kemper, is also a trustee of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Missouri.
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City Flooded by Vandals
This summer has seen a string of racially motivated acts of vandalism across the country. Is the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Missouri white supremacy’s latest victim?
Painting and Recording Queer Lives in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Artist Ryan Wilks and I are two men of different generations who have had similar experiences of being queer.
A Survey of New Finnish Paintings Transcends Stereotypes
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Dark Days, Bright Nights, an exhibition of recent Finnish paintings curated by Barbara O’Brien for the Kemper Museum, is a stirring reminder of how culturally under-represented that nation remains even in the age of digitally networked globalization.
An Artist-Run Bottled Water Museum Springs Up in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — There are 324 bottles of water currently on view at the Museum of Bottled Water (MBW) in the Crossroads Arts District, some flat, some sparkling, and featuring labels from across the globe with an emphasis on US branding.
Meditations from the Middle
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — There is nothing in the center, because it’s the middle and the middle doesn’t matter. At least, that’s what interest in smaller non-coastal American cities historically tends to be.
Performance Art, Present and Future
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — There’s an amazing show about contemporary performance art, and it may be coming to an art venue near you. Having just left the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, curator RoseLee Goldberg’s exhibition Performance Now is like a touring indie rock band, minus the live performers.