Belger Arts Center: Open 10am-4pm Wednesday-Saturday*; Belger Crane Yard Gallery: Open 10am-5pm Tuesday - Friday*, 10am-4pm Saturday; *Open until 8PM every first Friday of the month; Belger Glass Annex: By appointment only.
Since 2000, the Belger Arts Center (2100 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO) has encouraged viewers to explore, question, and deepen their understanding of art and of the world around them. Drawing upon the extensive John and Maxine Belger Family Foundation collection, as well as a rich variety of local, national, and international artists, the Belger Arts Center has staged over 70 large-scale exhibitions that represent some of the best in contemporary art.
In 2013, Belger Arts expanded the Foundation’s commitment to the creative process by opening Belger Crane Yard Studios (2011 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, MO), an arts complex dedicated to providing studio and exhibition space for artists. A range of programming in ceramics education, in addition to the Red Star Residency program and Crane Yard Clay ceramics supply store, has made Belger a center for contemporary art.
The Belger Glass Annex (1219 E. 19th St., Kansas City, MO) is the third Belger Arts location and opened to the public in October 2021. It is the first public glass blowing studio in Kansas City of its scale and scope. The new facility boasts state-of-the-art glass blowing equipment and tools, a furnace that holds 300 pounds of molten glass, and three work stations. The Belger Glass Annex is primed to be a Midwest hub for glass art, education, and appreciation, strengthening Kansas City’s reputation as an arts destination.
Belger Arts is committed to maintaining a safe place for our visitors, studio members, and staff. Masks are not required, but we will continue to check City of Kansas City, MO mandates and CDC guidelines, so please visit the "Updates" tab of the Belger Arts website at BelgerArts.org .
For more information on upcoming exhibitions, classes, and workshops, or to schedule a group tour, please visit BelgerArts.org or call 816-474-7316.