Debra Smith’s new textile artworks combine allusions to Savile Row, minimalist drawing, and cubist masterworks with a new element of menace. Lisa Grossman’s “Reach” show of new landscapes includes two captivating series of watercolors. The exhibits continue through Oct. 18.
The much-anticipated exhibit, opening Sept. 19 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, lives up to its promise. From carved pipes to exquisitely painted buffalo robes, beaded dresses and commanding feather headdresses, the 136 items tell of the Plains way of life and the extraordinary creativity its native peoples.
Following the death of co-founder R. Crosby Kemper, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art looks to the future with daughter Mary Kemper Wolf at the helm of its board of trustees. The museum’s funding is solid and three big exhibitions are planned for the 2014-15 season. Wolf and the museum’s executive director, Barbara O’Brien, are focused on creating a five-year plan, expanding membership and building community support.
The KC Clay Guild’s exhibit “Teabowl National 2014,” on display through Sept. 19 at Avila University’s Thornhill Gallery showcases the extraordinary diversity possible in the making and designing of one little form. The exhibit features affordable works by 66 artists in styles ranging from traditional to experimental.
September’s First Friday brings a tribute to the late art dealer Byron Cohen with a show at Sherry Leedy of Hung Liu, an artist Cohen represented for many years. The evening’s openings range from the Crossroads to the West Bottoms, Rockhurst University to the River Market.
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The Kansas City artist explores African-American history, religion, spirituality and aspects of the feminine in her exhibit, “Let the Church Say Amen,” at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral. There are 37 works on view.
Part three of The Star’s “The Other Side” series focuses on award-winning Kansas City architect Steve Abend, who, since he retired, has turned his energies on his art collection and the Zen garden he designed and built on his Ward Parkway property.
The fall season in the visual arts brings big shows like the “Plains Indian” exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, as well as affordable art, participatory events and opportunities for intimate encounters with small work. Prepare for a scare at the Kansas City Symphony’s presentation of the classic German Expressionist film, “Nosferatu,” just in time for Halloweeen.
James Woodfill’s poetic exhibit, which continues through Sept. 13 at City Ice Arts, features photographs, abstract paintings and different compilations of tables and workstations placed at intervals around the gallery. The entirety of the space reads as an evocative stage set for an event suspended in potential.
The United States Postal Service has reproduced a detail of Thomas Moran’s “Grand Canyon” (1912) from the collection of the museum as part of its “American Treasures” series of four Hudson River School landscape paintings, to be released Thursday.
“I Am What I’m Doing,” a group show curated by artists Jonas Sebura and Alex Gartelmann at the Charlotte Street Foundation’s La Esquina gallery, features works by 20 artists who stress fearlessness and personal accountability rather than the dictates of art theory.
The Midwest suffuses the works in this year’s exhibition in myriad ways, but the show is cohesive, held together by sensitive surfaces, technical proficiency, and a startling lack of ego and pretension.
Less than four months after the school’s faculty voted no confidence in her, Chanda, 64, has retired. In her letter to the board of trustees, Chanda, who took the post in 2011, gave no reason for her decision. The chairman of the institute’s board of trustees said Chanda is retiring to Arizona and plans to continue her art.
A new study the museum commissioned from the New York urban design firm Weiss/Manfredi envisions a unified district stretching from Broadway to the Paseo and 44th to 55th streets. The district would encompass roughly 4 square miles in a 1-mile radius around the intersection of Oak Street and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard.
Chicago-based Kansas City native Jason Lazarus addresses human vulnerability and momentous historical events in an exhibit of his photographic works at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Lazarus is a conceptual artist who uses photography as a tool of research and exploration.