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Friday, October 5 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.

10:00 am
Fri, 10/05/2012 - 10:30am

Preschool age kids (3-5) will enjoy stories, songs, and art in this storytime.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Please join us for a story and a fun craft! This weeks theme is "DOGS!"

12:00 pm
Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join the "Between the Lines" Book Group at noon on October 5th to discuss "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."

5:00 pm
Fri, 10/05/2012 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Looking for the perfect card to complete your deck? Stop by the plaza library and trade then stay to put your best deck to the test!

6:00 pm
Fri, 10/05/2012 - 6:30pm

Dissident playwright Vaclav Havel (1936-2011) went from satirizing Czechoslovakia’s Communist leaders to become the first president of the free Czech Republic. Kansas City’s Czech and Slavic community celebrates Havel’s life with ethnic food and drink and a performance by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre of Audience, Havel’s one-act comedy. Audience skewers daily life (in this case a meeting between a brewery worker and his boss) in a totalitarian society.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 6:30pm

As Autumn and Halloween approach, listen to stories from an era filled with Full Moons, Black Cats, and Howls in the Night...Storyteller Joyce Slater tells "not so spooky" ghost tales by lamplight in Victorian fashion. Children will get to make their own Victorian Halloween crafts including lanterns. Materials will be provided. Co-sponsored by The Wornall/Majors House Museums.

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