Vanderslice Committee

Organized in 1963, the Vanderslice Committee is a volunteer support organization of the Kansas City Art Institute. The committee raises funds for the beautification and restoration of historic Vanderslice Hall, the college's main administrative building. The historic mansion dates to 1896 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Pictured: Historic Vanderslice Hall. Photo credit: Tal Wilson ('81 photography).

About Vanderslice Committee

The Vanderslice Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month from September to May, excluding the month of January. A holiday luncheon is held in December and a spring luncheon in May. A spirit of kinship is formed  among members of the committee working together at monthly meetings and in preparation for the annual fundraising event. Members develop a special bond to the college and its students in their efforts to support KCAI.

For more information about the Vanderslice Committee, please contact the KCAI advancement office at 816-802-3463 or

Pictured: "Vander-sliced," digital print by KCAI alumnus Floyd Dean Johnson ('05).

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