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Kansas City Museum plans to reopen in fall 2021.

Operating as usual

Our first round of permanent custom casework and platforms by Kubik Maltbie have arrived! p.s they will be onsite for ab...
06/17/2021

Our first round of permanent custom casework and platforms by Kubik Maltbie have arrived!

p.s they will be onsite for about 3 months

To learn more visit link below and click floors:
https://www.makingamuseumkc.org/vision

06/10/2021

"When I went to the exhibition, it changed how I used to think about all of the immigrants that come to the United States. I thought that everyone that crosses the border always makes it to their destination, that everybody gets to be successful. Seeing all of the belongings of all the people who have died opened my eyes. What most touched me was seeing the children's belongings, like shoes, books, and clothes.

Also, the pictures that families carried in their wallets, seeing that they left their loved ones without knowing if they will ever get to see them again, their only goal is to make it somewhere safer for a better life.

Finally it allowed me to have a conversation with my children. Our children need to know how most immigrants get here, people like me. I thank Israel Alejandro Garcia for bringing this emotionally moving exhibit to Northeast. It brings up an important conversation that we need to have , with not just our children, but with our community. We need to acknowledge and never forget where we come from. “ - Yolanda Juarez

Housed in a 40’ shipping container, “Bordes Carnosos | Border Carnage MoLCA” documents the immigrant experience, focusing on how Latinx peoples secure and maintain their cultural identities in a hostile environment rooted in systemic racism and segregation. The exhibit includes two types of work: the first is a selection of photographs, audio, and video from Israel’s body of work over the last 25 years; and the second is a curated assemblage of ephemeral objects left along the United States/Mexico border by migrants. Israel retrieved these objects in the Fall of 2018 as he hiked, drove, ran and hid as the Border Patrol harassed him on his 2000-mile journey along the U.S.-Mexico border. As he witnessed the true inhumanities being carried out by our government. He is now looking to share his shifted perspective with those who need it the most, instead of burying his work in academia for the few.

PART 3 out of 3 : Community Integration
Garcia Squared Contemporary
MoLCA

What an honor to present at the American Alliance of Museums conference this year! Our topic: Restoring Our Humanity(ies...
06/08/2021

What an honor to present at the American Alliance of Museums conference this year!

Our topic:
Restoring Our Humanity(ies): A Shared Solidarity to Connect, Process and Heal

Explore how and why the Kansas City Museum has embraced a restorative-practices methodology for its history- and humanities-based exhibitions and programs. During COVID-19, the museum created Restore KC (#RestoreKC), a series in which Kansas Citians could connect, process, and heal during this global pandemic, economic crisis, and social awakening.

Check out the full program to plan which meetups you'll be attending and register to attend #AAM2021 soon to ensure you don't miss a thing! bit.ly/aam2021-schedule

What an honor to present at the American Alliance of Museums conference this year!

Our topic:
Restoring Our Humanity(ies): A Shared Solidarity to Connect, Process and Heal

Explore how and why the Kansas City Museum has embraced a restorative-practices methodology for its history- and humanities-based exhibitions and programs. During COVID-19, the museum created Restore KC (#RestoreKC), a series in which Kansas Citians could connect, process, and heal during this global pandemic, economic crisis, and social awakening.

Check out the full program to plan which meetups you'll be attending and register to attend #AAM2021 soon to ensure you don't miss a thing! bit.ly/aam2021-schedule

06/07/2021
Making Our Museum: Experience, Vol. 4

The Kansas City's Northeast News is speaking with Kansas City Museum staff, as well as members of the community, about the grand reopening of the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall this fall.

This week they talked with Janet McGuire, Visitor Experience Coordinator for the Kansas City Museum, about the new experiences that visitors will have at Corinthian Hall when is re-opens.

https://fb.watch/5ZWGpchHt4/

Pride button, one of many items from the DeDe DeVille Collection which includes costumes, photographs, and pageant mater...
06/04/2021

Pride button, one of many items from the DeDe DeVille Collection which includes costumes, photographs, and pageant material from the well-known local entertainer.

Museum Object: 2012.64.29

Pride button, one of many items from the DeDe DeVille Collection which includes costumes, photographs, and pageant material from the well-known local entertainer.

Museum Object: 2012.64.29

Join us for the 2nd Bottoms Up Festival! Start your weekend at The Black Box with a concert featuring Zava and Felix on ...
06/03/2021

Join us for the 2nd Bottoms Up Festival!

Start your weekend at The Black Box with a concert featuring Zava and Felix on Friday night, move into the Historic Northeast on Saturday for artists booths, galleries, and culture, then kick back for a concert on the east lawn of the Kansas City Museum with local artists and performers reflecting on the past year.

Schedule and ticket links can be found at: www.bottomsupfestival.com

Join us for the 2nd Bottoms Up Festival!

Start your weekend at The Black Box with a concert featuring Zava and Felix on Friday night, move into the Historic Northeast on Saturday for artists booths, galleries, and culture, then kick back for a concert on the east lawn of the Kansas City Museum with local artists and performers reflecting on the past year.

Schedule and ticket links can be found at: www.bottomsupfestival.com

We are honored to be featured in the May/June 2021 issue of Museum magazine, out now! The bi-monthly magazine is a benef...
06/02/2021

We are honored to be featured in the May/June 2021 issue of Museum magazine, out now! The bi-monthly magazine is a benefit of American Alliance of Museums membership and anyone can get a yearly subscription.

Check out what's inside below, and access your digital copy today: https://www.aam-us.org/.../museum-magazine/digital-edition/

In this issue, they discover how museums can build resilient responses for the future. Read in "History is Healing" about the restorative practices the Kansas City Museum is using to develop exhibitions and programs for and with its community.

We are honored to be featured in the May/June 2021 issue of Museum magazine, out now! The bi-monthly magazine is a benefit of American Alliance of Museums membership and anyone can get a yearly subscription.

Check out what's inside below, and access your digital copy today: https://www.aam-us.org/.../museum-magazine/digital-edition/

In this issue, they discover how museums can build resilient responses for the future. Read in "History is Healing" about the restorative practices the Kansas City Museum is using to develop exhibitions and programs for and with its community.

We are honored to be featured in the May/June 2021 issue of Museum magazine, out now! The bi-monthly magazine is a benef...
05/24/2021

We are honored to be featured in the May/June 2021 issue of Museum magazine, out now! The bi-monthly magazine is a benefit of American Alliance of Museums membership and anyone can get a yearly subscription. Check out what's inside below, and access your digital copy today: https://www.aam-us.org/programs/museum-magazine/digital-edition/

In this issue, they discover how museums can build resilient responses for the future:

Read in "History is Healing" about the restorative practices the Kansas City Museum is using to develop exhibitions and programs for and with its community.

We are honored to be featured in the May/June 2021 issue of Museum magazine, out now! The bi-monthly magazine is a benefit of American Alliance of Museums membership and anyone can get a yearly subscription. Check out what's inside below, and access your digital copy today: https://www.aam-us.org/programs/museum-magazine/digital-edition/

In this issue, they discover how museums can build resilient responses for the future:

Read in "History is Healing" about the restorative practices the Kansas City Museum is using to develop exhibitions and programs for and with its community.

This year’s Derby Party coincides with the museum’s grand reopening. Enjoy being one of the first to experience the newl...
05/23/2021

This year’s Derby Party coincides with the museum’s grand reopening. Enjoy being one of the first to experience the newly restored and renovated Corinthian Hall, the mansion.

Your ticket to The Derby Party provides a **sneak peek** before we open to the public this fall.

*PLEASE NOTE*
Only purchase tickets from our link.
Do not purchase tickets from any individuals or outside groups.

Space is limited, tickets are all-inclusive of food, drinks, and entertainment, and we will adhere to safety protocols.

If you would like to become a sponsor or have questions, please email Director of Visitor Experience & Public Programming Paul Gutiérrez at [email protected] or call at 816-513-0726.

Photo credit: International Architects Atelier

This year’s Derby Party coincides with the museum’s grand reopening. Enjoy being one of the first to experience the newly restored and renovated Corinthian Hall, the mansion.

Your ticket to The Derby Party provides a **sneak peek** before we open to the public this fall.

*PLEASE NOTE*
Only purchase tickets from our link.
Do not purchase tickets from any individuals or outside groups.

Space is limited, tickets are all-inclusive of food, drinks, and entertainment, and we will adhere to safety protocols.

If you would like to become a sponsor or have questions, please email Director of Visitor Experience & Public Programming Paul Gutiérrez at [email protected] or call at 816-513-0726.

Photo credit: International Architects Atelier

Teresa was 12 years old when communists invaded mainland China and her family was forced to flee to Hong Kong.  “Childre...
05/21/2021

Teresa was 12 years old when communists invaded mainland China and her family was forced to flee to Hong Kong. “Children today; even my son doesn't understand the journey we went through during the revolution. When we came to America we had a great appreciation for peace and freedom.”

Teresa shares her story about immigrating to the United states and settling in Kansas City, where she and her late husband, Bob, have played a tremendous role in developing a better cultural understanding between the people of China and residents of Kansas City.

Kansas City Museum, in partnership with 7 Billion Ones, is honored to share the stories of Kansas City’s residents. Our City, Our Stories will be a space at the museum to experience accounts of strength, courage, solidarity, resilience, and love.

Coming Fall 2021! Our City, Our Stories at the Kansas City Museum.

Teresa was 12 years old when communists invaded mainland China and her family was forced to flee to Hong Kong. “Children today; even my son doesn't understand the journey we went through during the revolution. When we came to America we had a great appreciation for peace and freedom.”

Teresa shares her story about immigrating to the United states and settling in Kansas City, where she and her late husband, Bob, have played a tremendous role in developing a better cultural understanding between the people of China and residents of Kansas City.

Kansas City Museum, in partnership with 7 Billion Ones, is honored to share the stories of Kansas City’s residents. Our City, Our Stories will be a space at the museum to experience accounts of strength, courage, solidarity, resilience, and love.

Coming Fall 2021! Our City, Our Stories at the Kansas City Museum.

Kansas City Museum artifact of the week: one of a pair of Osage Snake Dance armbands, decorated with an incised Otter Ta...
05/20/2021

Kansas City Museum artifact of the week: one of a pair of Osage Snake Dance armbands, decorated with an incised Otter Tail design. Part of the Dyer Collection.
Museum object number 1939.789a,b.

Kansas City Museum artifact of the week: one of a pair of Osage Snake Dance armbands, decorated with an incised Otter Tail design. Part of the Dyer Collection.
Museum object number 1939.789a,b.

05/18/2021

"One day I was taking a walk with my son in our neighborhood park, and had the opportunity to experience 'Bordes Carnosos'. Aspects of the immigrant experience exhibited in 'Border Carnage' show an immediate reality of human survival. We felt an emotional connection from objects still dusty with abandoned desperation. The artist's video created a mood and soundscape as we studied life at the US border, and we were able to ask questions of the artist to gain additional context.

Gathered and curated by Israel Alejandro Garcia Garcia, the shipping container held perspectives we appreciated being able to see and talk about in person, and the invaluable experience lingers as a reminder to see and learn some of what is often camouflaged in everyday life. Art and human connection was brought directly to the community with this public installation, which is both necessary and innovative." -Georgianna Londre Buchanan

Housed in a 40’ shipping container, “Bordes Carnosos | Border Carnage MoLCA” documents the immigrant experience, focusing on how Latinx peoples secure and maintain their cultural identities in a hostile environment rooted in systemic racism and segregation. The exhibit includes two types of work: the first is a selection of photographs, audio, and video from Israel’s body of work over the last 25 years; and the second is a curated assemblage of ephemeral objects left along the United States/Mexico border by migrants. Israel retrieved these objects in the Fall of 2018 as he hiked, drove, ran and hid as the Border Patrol harassed him on his 2000-mile journey along the U.S.-Mexico border. As he witnessed the true inhumanities being carried out by our government. He is now looking to share his shifted perspective with those who need it the most, instead of burying his work in academia for the few.

PART 2: Making The Work
Stay tuned as we release PART 3

The Kansas City Museum and UNESCO Creative City KC participated today in the UNESCO Global LGBTI+ Youth Conference held ...
05/17/2021

The Kansas City Museum and UNESCO Creative City KC participated today in the UNESCO Global LGBTI+ Youth Conference held in Paris and streamed online.

The City of Kansas City Missouri is a member city of the UNESCO Creative City Network and our participation in this initiative promotes the City’s efforts to achieve sustainable development through the inclusion of LGBTI+ Youth.

We invite you to learn more about the event here: https://conference-lgbti.paris/

The Kansas City Museum and UNESCO Creative City KC participated today in the UNESCO Global LGBTI+ Youth Conference held in Paris and streamed online.

The City of Kansas City Missouri is a member city of the UNESCO Creative City Network and our participation in this initiative promotes the City’s efforts to achieve sustainable development through the inclusion of LGBTI+ Youth.

We invite you to learn more about the event here: https://conference-lgbti.paris/

Tickets for our 5th Annual Derby Party themed fundraiser will go on sale this morning Friday, May 14th at 7:30AM. Space ...
05/14/2021

Tickets for our 5th Annual Derby Party themed fundraiser will go on sale this morning Friday, May 14th at 7:30AM.

Space is limited, tickets are all-inclusive of drinks, southern bites and entertainment, and we will adhere to safety protocols.

Link: https://kansascitymuseum.org/events/athtehistoricgrounds/

If you would like to become a sponsor or have questions, please email Director of Program and Events Paul Gutiérrez at [email protected] or call at 816-513-0726.

Attire: Bohemian Goddess to Gatsby Glam The Derby Party 2021: A Grand Reopening Celebration celebrates a decade of opulent fashion!

Best-dressed, Best-hat, and Best-face cover competitions with special guest judges.

**NOTE**
Please only purchase tickets from our link.
Do not purchase tickets from any individuals or outside groups.

Tickets for our 5th Annual Derby Party themed fundraiser will go on sale this morning Friday, May 14th at 7:30AM.

Space is limited, tickets are all-inclusive of drinks, southern bites and entertainment, and we will adhere to safety protocols.

Link: https://kansascitymuseum.org/events/athtehistoricgrounds/

If you would like to become a sponsor or have questions, please email Director of Program and Events Paul Gutiérrez at [email protected] or call at 816-513-0726.

Attire: Bohemian Goddess to Gatsby Glam The Derby Party 2021: A Grand Reopening Celebration celebrates a decade of opulent fashion!

Best-dressed, Best-hat, and Best-face cover competitions with special guest judges.

**NOTE**
Please only purchase tickets from our link.
Do not purchase tickets from any individuals or outside groups.

05/07/2021

"Upon visiting the exhibit curated by Israel Alejandro Garcia Garcia, I was inspired to remark on the tangibility of the artifacts he had collected. Often times the discussion of immigrants and their right to exist lacks a sense of their personhood. In this exhibit you are forced to come to terms with the fact that these are people who are risking everything to survive. One can see in the trials and tribulations in the things they are carrying, dusty water jugs, torn and tattered backpacks. Those of us with empathy are able to make an important connection and take that experience to create change. This is the highest purpose of art, to inform, inspire and to create change.” -Chico Salvador Sierra

Housed in a 40’ shipping container, “Bordes Carnosos | Border Carnage MoLCA” documents the immigrant experience, focusing on how Latinx peoples secure and maintain their cultural identities in a hostile environment rooted in systemic racism and segregation. The exhibit includes two types of work: the first is a selection of photographs, audio, and video from Israel’s body of work over the last 25 years; and the second is a curated assemblage of ephemeral objects left along the United States/Mexico border by migrants. Israel retrieved these objects in the Fall of 2018 as he hiked, drove, ran and hid as the Border Patrol harassed him on his 2000-mile journey along the U.S.-Mexico border. As he witnessed the true inhumanities being carried out by our government. He is now looking to share his shifted perspective with those who need it the most, instead of burying his work in academia for the few.

PART 1: Getting To Know The Artist
Stay tuned as we release PART 2 and 3
Garcia Squared Contemporary

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I came to Kansas City, Missouri in March 1997 with a strong God call on my life. I came and began at City Union Mission homeless shelter. I have evolved into an Interfaith Ministry online as Divine-Way .com and Facebook and more recently on LinkedIn. I once suggested to the Museum that it would be a good place to meet dignitaries for political and interfaith dialogue, because the way to bring understanding and acceptable unity is available. I have been buying supplies for teaching youth basic kitchen skills, and equipping them with knowledge and wisdom for their future. I have to move now and would like to donate, some new cast iron skillets of various sizes, and kitchen utensils, etc. and other supplies for a great youth ministry to transform the goals of youth for everyday life in Kansas City, expecting it to reach far beyond. I am almost always at home, and if needed could be voluntary security guard and or door-keeper, etc. for Corinthian Hall. You can search my email addresses to see what I post, and I have recently had an application at D A Holmes that was pretty extensive. I need to move so that the ninety year old landlady's daughter and son in law can upgrade the apartment so they can immediately move in. Please let me know if you want any of my supplies or would have interest in my youth ministry. My posting emails are [email protected] [email protected] God bless you in your efforts to make Corinthian Hall something very special and unique in the United States of America. Sincerely, Marie Devine Email and text is preferred for initial contact. 816-588-2948
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Please put me on the wait list for the Gowns Form Function and Fun event. [email protected]
Reserve Officers Training Corps ball in Southwest High School - 1945 https://www.facebook.com/pg/Radio.WW2/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2222806544631996
Thank you Anna Marie Tutera and the Kansas City Museum! Excited to have our collaboration continue...
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View 70 photos from the 4th Annual Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration at the Kansas City Museum.
Day of the Dead Festival.
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