Sunday, July 17, 2016
For three hot, muggy days in August 1976, the country and much of the world focused on Kansas City and a scramble for delegates at the Republican National Convention. The battle in Kemper Arena between incumbent President Gerald Ford and challenger Ronald Reagan was the last time our country saw a presidential nomination decided at the convention, itself.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Sign of the Times: The Great American Political Poster, 1844-2012 showcases a sampling of rare, beautiful political posters from the past 170 years. The exhibit was adapted for travel by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Efforts in Kansas City to combat blight and “renew” the city through redevelopment took off after World War II. But visionary ideas came at the expense of established neighborhoods, architectural landmarks, and sense of community.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Cuban-born Jesse A. Fernández (1925–1986) lived intermittently in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. With an extraordinary ability to connect with the expressive essence of each place, Fernández photographed the artists, performers, dancers and writers within the intellectual circles through which he moved.