Photographer Laura McPhee, whose works are on exhibit at the Kemper Museum, found that the Sawtooth Valley offered a perfect microcosm of the issues at play in the American West, and the country at large, where resources once thought to be boundless are now endangered.
A thief broke into the Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio early Wednesday and made off with an original signed sketch worth $16,000. But his planning and getaway proved lacking.
Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and ends, inspires new videos and sculptures by Kansas City artist Barry Anderson, who created some of the footage during a recent residency in Iceland. The Janus Restraint: The Ascension is on exhibit at the Studios Inc. Exhibition Space through June 21.
Bob Barry has photographed international jazz musicians for more than three decades, and a new exhibit of his images at the American Jazz Museum documents their spirit and energy as they played.
Beaded shields and prayer paddles by Tanya Hartman and crocheted metal wire sculptures by Tracy Krumm offer a contrast of emotion and formalist exploration in two exhibits on display through June 29 at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art.
Small three-dimensional objects are the highlights for First Friday at the Mattie Rhodes Center and Red Star Studios. After a seven-year hiatus, the popular mask auction returns to Mattie Rhodes on Friday. Another highlight: Teapot Invitational at Red Star.
Over five decades Jacques and Natasha Gelman amassed one of the leading private collections of modern Mexican art in the world, featuring multiple works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and pieces by other major names. The collection is on display at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art starting June 1.
The inaugural exhibit at Red Star Studios impressive new space at the Belger Crane Yard features ceramics and prints by the renowned ceramic artist Akio Takamori, a 1976 Kansas City Art Institute alum who is also the featured artist in the schools 2013 Art and Design auction on Saturday.
Modern Mexican art, contemporary New York abstraction and probing photographs of the American West head up the summers offerings at Kansas Citys art museums. Meanwhile, Its a big summer for art in St. Louis, where the St. Louis Art Museum will open a 211,431-square-foot wing designed by David Chipperfield.
Tale of the Eye: The Art of Lester Goldman, which closes Sunday at Village Shaloms Epsten Gallery, touches on various points in the late Kansas City artists career and his vast exploration of subjects and media.