2006 Exhibitions

"A Room of My Own"

Oct. 28–Dec. 20

Curated by Heather Lustfeldt, assistant curator

Featuring a range of non-western objects, "A Room of My Own" was an intimate, immersive exhibition flavored with aspects of history, anthropology and fiction. Inuit, African and Oceanic objects from KCAI’s permanent collection were joined by a selection of unique objects and artifacts from the collections of Union Station in Kansas City, Mo., the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City and rare books from KCAI’s Jannes Library.

Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s essay "A Room of One’s Own," the exhibition celebrated the imagination and wanderlust of resources and a private space for contemplation and creation. Immersions of study, play, fact and fiction came together in an enchanting environment with an aura of mystery. The exhibition was accompanied by an exhibition narrative and gallery guide.

"The Reading Room: Graphic Novels"

Jan. 28–March 18

Curated by Mark Spencer, director of creative resources at Hallmark Cards, and Brockett Horne, assistant professor of graphic design and Illustration at KCAI

"The Reading Room: Graphic Novels" was the second show in a series of interactive exhibitions presenting a variety of books and reading materials. Highlighting graphic novels oriented toward humor, sardonic wit and irony that accompanied the main exhibition "Humor Me," the resource room's exhibition invited viewers to browse and experience a variety of work drawn from important local and national collections.