Sunday, June 29 2014

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All day
Sat, 06/21/2014 (All day) - Sun, 08/31/2014 (All day)

Asian and Pacific Americans make up more than 5 percent of the U.S. population – over 17 million people – and those numbers are growing. In the first exhibition of its kind, the Smithsonian Institution explores how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped and been shaped by our nation’s history.

Sat, 06/14/2014 (All day) - Sun, 08/10/2014 (All day)

The humble apron gets a fascinating re-evaluation in this traveling exhibit of 51 vintage and contemporary kitchen aprons that are both utilitarian and works of art. Featuring aprons from as early as 1900, the exhibit chronicles changing attitudes toward women and domestic work and presents aprons as vehicles for self-expression.

Tue, 04/22/2014 (All day) - Sun, 04/12/2015 (All day)

For more than a century, the Kansas City Stockyards fed a nation hungry for fresh meat. The heyday of the stockyards is long gone, undermined by flood, environmental concerns, and shifting economics. But this powerful financial engine is celebrated in Cowtown: History of the Kansas City Stockyards, a new exhibition of photographs, blueprints, drawings, and documents culled from more than 5,000 items retrieved from a Livestock Exchange Building storeroom in 2008.

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.

1:00 pm
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Please join us this afternoon for our Sunday family movie. (Parents with children)

2:00 pm
Sun, 06/29/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

In partnership with the Westport Center for the Arts we will present a reading of The 3 Ms. This new play features the widows of Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers and Malcolm X and stars Sherri Roulette-Mosley, Lynn King and Karen Klein Wright as Coretta Scott King, Myrlie Evers and Betty Shabaz. The play was written by Jacqee Gafford and produced by Jeanne Murphy. Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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