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Special Event: Community Event, Food/Tasting, General
Kansas City Restaurant Week
Enjoy lunch or dinner in the Kansas City Power & Light District for Kansas City Restaurant Week, an exhibition of KC's finest culinary talents, January 12th through January 21st, 2018. Enjoy multi-course lunch menus for $15 and dinner menus for $33 at each...
Kansas City Restaurant Week
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 - Sun 1/21/18
Theater: Comedy
Kansas City Actors Theatre: Sea Marks
Like KCAT’s production of My Old Lady last season, this romantic comedy examines loving relationships in all their complications. It’s the story of a fisherman from a remote Irish island who falls in love with a woman he’s seen only once. As he attempts to...
Union Station
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 - Sat 1/20/18 at 7:30pm
Sun 1/21/18 at 2pm
Mon 1/22/18 at 7:30pm
Wed 1/24/18 - Sat 1/27/18 at 7:30pm
Sun 1/28/18 at 2pm
Theater: Play
Defying Gravity
This free structured look at the 1986 Challenger disaster places the teacher who died with six others as they hurtled into space at the center of an exploration of our need to reach beyond ourselves and dare the universe. "Defying Gravity" artfully interwe...
Metropolitan Ensemble Theater
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 - Sat 1/20/18 at 7:30pm
Sun 1/21/18 at 2pm
Thu 1/25/18 - Sat 1/27/18 at 7:30pm
Sun 1/28/18 at 2pm
Art: Gallery, Museum
Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity
Featured objects on display include exquisite vessels fashioned from solid jade, a full suit of iron armor, a spectacular solid gold belt buckle and a magnificent, 2,000-year-old, life-sized jade and gold burial suit that is the finest to have survived fro...
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Thu 1/25/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/27/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Museum, Photography
Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time
This retrospective exhibition features the work of Eugene Richards, one of the most respected documentary photographers working today. For almost 50 years, Richards has focused on the diverse, often complex lives of Americans, as well as the ongoing strugg...
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Thu 1/25/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/27/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Drawings/Works on Paper, Museum, Prints
Fine Lines: Whistler and the American Etching Revival
Whistler’s talents earned him a reputation for being among the most influential and internationally respected modern etchers. The prowess and technical innovations he brought to the medium sparked a renewed interest in this centuries-old printmaking method...
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Thu 1/25/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/27/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Installations, Museum
Firelei Báez: To See Beyond Its Walls
Kemper Museum debuts the second in a series of commissioned atrium projects: a solo site-responsive installation by Firelei Báez (b. 1981, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic; lives and works in New York). To See Beyond Its Walls combines a larg...
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am-4pm
Tue 1/23/18 - Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-4pm
Thu 1/25/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/27/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 10am-4pm
Art: Ceramics/Pottery, Museum
Into the Fold: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection
Modern and contemporary Japanese ceramicists manipulate clay and glaze in inventive ways. The resulting vessels display a range of styles – from rustic textures and asymmetrical forms to elegant silhouettes and sensuous colors.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Thu 1/25/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/27/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Gallery, Museum, Textiles
Islamic Art: Global Connections and Exchange, Part 2
This exhibition focuses upon the influence of textiles and metalwork from the Middle East on artworks from Germany and Southern Europe.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Thu 1/25/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/27/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Drawings/Works on Paper, Museum
More Than Words: The Art of Calligraphy Across Asia
This exhibition explores the roles and aesthetic qualities of writing in Asia from 4 BCE to the present. The installation will introduce calligraphy and how it is made, and then will present four thematic sections.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Thu 1/25/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/27/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Drawings/Works on Paper, Museum, Prints
Nature Morte/Still Life: 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings
This exhibition features fourteen European prints and drawings from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Thu 1/25/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/27/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Installations, Museum, Sculpture
Pulse of Color
Polly Apfelbaum’s Split (1998) is a sprinkling of organic shapes of crushed velvet pieces that call to mind stone-like forms or botanical tendrils of color. Together, Noland’s Mysteries: Red Light (1999) and Apfelbaum’s Split demonstrate a dialogue of conc...
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10pm and 4pm
Tue 1/23/18 - Wed 1/24/18 at 10pm and 4pm
Thu 1/25/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/27/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 10pm and 4pm
Art: Gallery, History/Science, Museum
Revealing a Hidden Treasure: A Jain Shrine from India
Acquired in 1932, this ornately carved and painted shrine spent the next 70 years in storage at the Nelson-Atkins. Before it could go on exhibition, conservators spent over a year cleaning, conserving and studying the shrine. The results of their work are ...
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Thu 1/25/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/27/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Drawings/Works on Paper, Museum, Painting
Rivals: John Smart and Richard Cosway
Smart and Cosway became the most successful miniature painters working in Britain in the late 1700s, but they painted in dramatically different styles. While Cosway created flattering, airy portraits, Smart painted carefully observed faces in saturated hue...
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Thu 1/25/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/27/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Gallery, Museum
Stop / Motion
Stop / Motion is an exhibition of two-dimensional works from the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection that focus on the varying techniques used by artists to demonstrate both a sense of stillness and action. In addition to the figure present in each of these...
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am-4pm
Tue 1/23/18 - Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-4pm
Thu 1/25/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/27/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 10am-4pm
Art: Drawings/Works on Paper, Museum, Painting, Sculpture
Through the Eyes of Picasso
In addition to paintings, sculpture, and drawings by Picasso, the exhibition will feature significant works of African and Oceanic art that transformed his artistic vision when he encountered them at the Musée d’ Ethnographie du Trocadéro (now Musée du Qua...
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Thu 1/25/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/27/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: History/Science, Museum, Painting
What Lies Beneath: Rediscovering Hieronymus Bosch and Albrecht Bouts
Recent scholarship has led to the identification and re-attribution of two paintings in The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s collection of European art. Hieronymus Bosch’s The Temptation of St Anthony and Albrecht Bouts’ Christ crowned with Thorns came into t...
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am-5pm
Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-5pm
Thu 1/25/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/27/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Design, Gallery, Museum, Sculpture
Women to Watch | Metals
The Women to Watch exhibition series features emerging or underrepresented artists from the states and countries in which NMWA has outreach committees. From the ornamental to the functional, this year’s exhibition explores metal as a medium.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am-4pm
Tue 1/23/18 - Wed 1/24/18 at 10am-4pm
Thu 1/25/18 - Fri 1/26/18 at 10am-9pm
Sat 1/27/18 - Sun 1/28/18 at 10am-4pm
Music: Funk, Jazz, Live Music in Bar/Club, R&B/Soul
Atlantic Express
Atlantic Express is one of the top dance bands around. It's a celebration of soul comprised of four singers, three horns and four rhythm players. Eleven members deliver the best collection of soul and R&B this side of your iPod.
Knuckleheads Saloon
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 8:30pm
Fri 2/23/18 at 8pm
Music: Chamber Music, Classical
Boston Camerata
One of America’s pre-eminent early music ensembles, in performance the Boston Camerata blends spontaneity with careful research and scholarship.
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral
Kansas City, MO

Fri 1/19/18 at 7:30pm
    

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