In conjunction with the exhibition, the following public programs were presented:
- On Friday, April 28th in KCAI’s Irving Amphitheatre, a discussion was held on topics in contemporary art and the "2006 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition" with guest critics Elizabeth Dunbar, Curator, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, David Dowell, Principle Partner, El Dorado, Inc., Raechell Smith, Director, Artspace, and special guest Kate Hackman, Assistant Director, Charlotte Street Foundation and Director, Art in the Loop.
- On Friday, May 12th, in the H&R Block Artspace, Phyllis Moore, chair of the college's liberal arts department hosted "Reading the Refrigerator," a public program highlighting excerpts taken from "Compendium 2006: The Icebox Issue." Compendium is a collection of written work by students who have majored or double-majored in creative writing or art history. Students presented works of poetry, short stories, and art history theses.
For generous support of the 2005-2006 exhibition series at the Artspace, the Kansas City Art Institute gratefully acknowledges the Richard J. Stern Foundation, the H&R Block Foundation, and Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.