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Film series to accompany “Performance Now” exhibition at H&R Block Artspace

5 September 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 5, 2013) — The H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute is offering a night film series in connection with the current exhibition, “Performance Now,” which continues through Oct. 12 at the Artspace, 16 E. 43rd St. All programs are free and open to the public.

"NV in KC" screening kicks off "Performance Now" film series

27 August 2013

"NV in KC: A Story About Artists and Envy in Kansas City," is multidisciplinary artist Judith G. Levy’s humorous and probing film set in the vibrant art world of present-day Kansas City.

"Performance Now" opens at H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute

7 August 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 7, 2013) – “Performance Now” opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, 16 E. 43rd St. The exhibition features a selection of works by 24 artists from around the world and continues through Oct. 12.

H&R Block Artspace presents new Project Wall by Luis Camnitzer

27 June 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 27, 2013) — “Seven,” a new Artspace Project Wall by artist Luis Camnitzer, is now on view at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, 16 E. 43rd St.


Pictured: "Seven," Luis Camnitzer, 2011. H&R Block Artspace Project Wall.

Peter Sellars to speak at Kansas City Art Institute Commencement

30 April 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 30, 2013) — Jacqueline Chanda, Ph.D., president of the Kansas City Art Institute, has announced that opera, theater and festival director Peter Sellars will speak at the college’s commencement exercises, which will take place at 2 p.m. May 18 at Unity Temple on the Country Club Plaza.

Kansas City Art Institute plans end-of-semester exhibition and sale

12 April 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 12, 2013) –– Students at the Kansas City Art Institute will exhibit and sell their work May 10-12 at the college’s end-of-semester exhibition and sale. The event takes place on the KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd. The exhibition and sale will include two- and three-dimensional work by students in most departments. Visitors are invited to visit studios located throughout the campus to browse and buy.

Annual B.F.A. exhibition opens April 20 at H&R Block Artspace

26 March 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 26, 2013) — Artwork by more than 100 candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Kansas City Art Institute will be on view from April 20 to May 18 in the “2013 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition” at the H&R Block Artspace at KCAI, 16 E. 43rd St. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. April 19, and a closing reception is planned for May 17.

Kansas City Art Institute presents Art and Design Auction 2013: "Innovation"

14 March 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 14, 2013) — On June 1, the Kansas City Art Institute will transform its campus at 4415 Warwick Blvd. into a one-of-a-kind art and party destination when the college hosts its ninth biennial art and design auction. The festivities begin at 6 p.m., and proceeds benefit the college’s student scholarship fund.

KCAI printmaking students collaborate with Linda Hall Library for exhibition that opens March 28

14 March 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 14, 2013) — Original lithography prints by about 20 junior- and senior-year printmaking students at the Kansas City Art Institute will be included in an exhibition of scientific lithography prints and rare books that will be on view from March 28 to Sept. 14 at the Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry St. An opening reception is planned for 6 p.m. March 28, to be followed by a 7 p.m. lecture.

A. Zahner Company to fabricate winning sculpture for KCAI Art and Design Auction

14 February 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Feb. 14, 2013) — Hannah Lodwick, a senior majoring in painting and art history at the Kansas City Art Institute, has won the opportunity to have a sculptural concept turned into reality by the A. Zahner Company, an internationally acclaimed engineering and fabrication company best known for its use of metal in the world of art and architecture. 

Upcoming events at KCAI

Upcoming events at KCAI

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