Events

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Monday, October 1 2012

Time Items
All day
Sat, 09/01/2012 - 10:00am - Sat, 10/20/2012 - 5:00pm

Shortly after the camera was invented photographers began turning it on native peoples. But rarely were indigenous peoples viewed through the eyes of indigenous photographers. This exhibit features the work of indigenous artists (established and emerging) from North America, Peru, Iraq, and New Zealand.

This exhibit was made possible by the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sat, 09/01/2012 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/28/2012 - 5:00pm

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) didn’t just design a house. He saw each building as a fully integrated whole and painstakingly designed stained glass windows, furniture, carpeting, and even lighting fixtures to reflect his concept. This exhibit employs high-quality reproductions of Wright’s drawings of interiors, furnishings, and household objects.

Funded by a grant from Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts.

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 9:00am - Sun, 11/04/2012 - 9:00am

Open through the 2012 World Series

Celebrate Kansas City’s All-Star summer with this new exhibit exploring our local baseball heritage.

Sat, 06/11/2011 (All day) - Wed, 12/31/2014 (All day)

Hixon transformed the field of portrait photography in Kansas City and the surrounding region during a career that spanned more than seven decades. His studios—the first in the Brady Building at 11th and Main Streets, and the second just one block west in the Baltimore Hotel—welcomed thousands of patrons throughout the 1910s and 1920s.

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 9:00am - Mon, 12/31/2012 - 5:00pm

To most local landscape architects, Hare & Hare is a household name. The firm has left an indelible mark on some of the most iconic and often-visited areas of Kansas City—the Country Club Plaza, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Loose Park, Ward Parkway, and Mission Hills among them.

3:00 pm
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Xbox360 and Wii game consoles are available at TeenGaming along with board games such as Chess and Monopoly. It’s about having fun with your friends and making new friends. Stop by and bring your games to share with Southeast teens.

6:00 pm
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 6:30pm

Born in Czechoslovakia, Milos Forman became one of America’s great directors. Celebrate this two-time Oscar winner’s 80th birthday throughout this fall with his landmark films.

7:00 pm
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 7:00pm

Staged by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, this work, along with Bingo on the Boulevard on October 7th, is based on stories of real Kansas Citians collected by playwright Donna Ziegenhorn. In The Hindu and the Cowboy audiences meet an Auschwitz survivor, a Muslim student, and a cowboy clinging to his family’s land.

Both plays give voice to everyday people. The performances are part of this year’s Festival of Faiths Kansas City.