Cities tend to look alike to us – from the steel, glass, and concrete towers at their core to civic centers, shopping malls, and freeways feeding into the suburbs. But Wade Graham wants us to see more, to appreciate the expressions of ideas in urban design and what the designers were saying about how we should live, work, purchase, and play.
The 2017 Art in the Loop Project: Cue!, a curated outdoor exhibition staged in partnership with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and KC Streetcar, features 25 temporary artworks and performances along the city’s streetcar route, in the City Market, and at the Central Library.
Sheryl Craig, Cheryl Kinney
Jane Austen’s enduring appeal may stem from the romanticism and wit of her writing. But there is fascination, too, with the uncertain circumstances of her death July 18, 1817, at the relatively young age of 41.
Matthew Dowd, Allan Katz
Matthew Dowd has stood and served on both sides of the political spectrum, working early in his career for Democrats including Missouri Rep. Dick Gephardt and then filling key posts – including chief strategist – in the Bush-Cheney campaigns of 2000 and 2004.
Friday Night Family Fun
Pull on your PJs, grab your teddy bear, and join us for a special, evening-hour storytime in celebration of Children’s Book Week (May 1-7). Share stories, crafts, and snacks. All ages welcome.
Missouri Valley Sundays
The latter half of the 20th century saw a boom in the construction of arenas as cities recognized the value of multipurpose venues. That included Kansas City’s Kemper Arena, which opened in 1974. Designed by renowned architect Helmut Jahn, the innovative structure in the city’s old stockyards district drew visitors by the thousands to sporting contests and performances.
Dramatic Story Time
Coterie Theatre artists read from Stephanie Barroux’s tale of an ordinary guy who finds extraordinary adventure – through books. Young audience members can “jump into the story,” adding their own improvisation.