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KCAI, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance freshmen to ‘converge’ for unique class experience at The Nelson

21 August 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 21, 2014) — The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is hosting a lecture for the entire freshmen class of the Kansas City Art Institute and the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance at 10 a.m. Aug. 29. The class is part of the KCAI Freshman Symposium and the Muse curriculum co-taught and designed by Mara Gibson, academy director for the Conservatory, and Sarah Tyrrell, assistant teaching professor at the Conservatory.

Board announces retirement of president

4 August 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 4, 2014) -- Jacqueline Chanda, president of the Kansas City Art Institute since 2011, has informed the college's board of trustees that she plans to retire on Aug.4, 2014. Chanda had joined KCAI following her previous role as academic dean of the Institute for American Universities and director of the Aix Center in Aix-en-Provence in France.  

Kansas City Art Institute introduces fifth-year program in art education

30 April 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 30, 2014) — The Kansas City Art Institute has launched a new fifth-year post-baccalaureate program in art education. The Missouri State Board of Education formally approved the program on April 15. The program is aimed at students who are interested in teaching art in Pre-K through Grade 12 public school classrooms. 

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Upcoming events at KCAI

Upcoming events at KCAI

Check out a listing of all upcoming events at the Kansas City Art Institute.