In The News

Sixth Annual Art of the Car Concours® becomes a true national Midwest event

9 July 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo.(July 9, 2012) — The Sixth Annual Art of the Car Concours®, which took place June 24 on the campus of the Kansas City Art Institute, showcased 212 vehicles from 65 cities in 12 states, including a number of rare vehicles: a Talbot-Lago, Stutz M Lancefield Coupe, Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Roadster, Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and six Duesenbergs, to mention only a few of the standouts in a field of high-caliber entries. The presenting sponsors were the Mercedes-Benz Dealers, Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City and Aristocrat Motors.

“2012 Kansas City Flatfile” opens at H&R Block Artspace at KCAI

31 May 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 31, 2012) ­– The “2012 Kansas City Flatfile,” an exhibition on view through Sept. 29 featuring two-dimensional artwork by more than 150 Kansas City-based artists in media including drawing, photography, prints and mixed-media works on paper as well as time-based artwork in the “Videofile,” will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. June 1 at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, 16 E. 43 St.

School’s out for the summer; KCAI and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to host a 10,000-square-foot picnic

23 May 2012

Pictured: Two KCAI students hang stamped fabric blanket tiles at a trial Picnic Project workshop in April, during the Eighth Annual Troost Festival in Kansas City.

Phresh Prints Co-op, a KCAI student organization, steps out into the Creative Crossroads

7 May 2012


Pictured: KCAI students and members of Phresh Prints Co-op work to finalize postcards for "The Speakeasy."

Get your art on this summer with KCAI’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies

16 April 2012

Kansas City, Mo. (April 16, 2012) – From summer art camp for children to intensive workshops for art instructors, the School for Continuing and Professional Studies at the Kansas City Art Institute wants to help you get your art on, get down with your creative self and offer you an opportunity to be inspired and go from doodling to doing. Spring and summer classes are being offered for youth, high school students and adults, as well as intensive workshops for educators and certificate programs in graphic design and digital media.

Photographer Andres Serrano to speak at KCAI commencement

12 April 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 12, 2012) — Photographer and artist Andres Serrano will be the featured speaker at the Kansas City Art Institute’s 2012 commencement ceremony. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. May 12 at the Unity Temple on the Country Club Plaza, 707 W. 47th St. Approximately 110 seniors will receive their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from KCAI.

Serrano was born in 1950 in New York. He studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School from 1967 to 1969 and currently lives and works in New York.

Miniatures Master class offered at KCAI in partnership with Toy and Miniature Museum

30 March 2012

Kansas City, Mo. (March 30, 2012) – The Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City is partnering with the Kansas City Art Institute to offer a Master class in one of the fine-art world’s oldest mediums. “Master Class: Egg Tempera Techniques in Miniature” is a seven-day workshop that will be offered June 24-30 through the Continuing and Professional Studies Program at KCAI. The class will culminate in a reception at the Toy and Miniature Museum, where students will display work they created during the class.

Upcoming events at KCAI

Upcoming events at KCAI

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