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Kansas City and the visual arts truly go hand in hand. Internationally known museums, dynamic gallery districts and outstanding performances create a colorful palette that attracts locals and visitors.

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Guide to First Fridays

Celebrate the first Friday of each month in the Crossroads Arts District

Upcoming Exhibits

America's Creative Crossroads

The national spotlight shines on Kansas City's burgeoning arts community.

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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

A new center for music, opera, theater, and dance, opened in downtown KC in 2011.

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10 Must-See Artworks in KC

With three great museums in the Kansas City metro to choose from, it’s hard to know where to begin.

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Civil War Turns 150

The Kansas City area was ground zero for the Civil War in the West.

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Art Museum

  1. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  2. Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
  3. Spencer Museum of Art (University of Kansas)
  4. Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
  5. The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art (St. Joseph)

Art Gallery

  1. Kemper at the Crossroads
  2. Blue Gallery
  3. Belger Arts Center
  4. Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
  5. Apex Art Space

Favorite Performing Arts Venue

  1. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
  2. Starlight Theatre
  3. New Theatre Restaurant
  4. Music Hall
  5. KC Repertory Theatre

Favorite Performing Arts Group

  1. Kansas City Symphony
  2. New Theatre Restaurant
  3. Kansas City Repertory Theatre
  4. Kansas City Ballet
  5. Quixotic

Favorite Outdoor Work of Art

  1. Shuttlecocks (The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)
  2. J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain
  3. The Scout
  4. Ferment Tree Sculpture (The Nelson-Atkins Musuem of Art)
  5. Charlie Parker Memorial


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