The Artspace houses the Kansas City Art Institute’s permanent collection, including more than 1,000 paintings, sculptures, ceramics, works on paper, decorative art and collectibles. It also has a special holding of prints by Landfall Press of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The Institute began collecting art in 1885, and the permanent collection that grew from it today serves as a learning tool for Institute students, as well as a popular attraction for visitors. It has acquired works by international and local artists, including a collection of more than 100 signs and sculptures by Missouri artist Jesse Howard.
Past exhibitions have covered a broad spectrum of subjects, including depictions of race in contemporary art, two-dimensional works by Kansas City artists, and cryptozoology.
H&R Block Artspace Information
- Public Transportation: Excellent (Busses 57 & 58 from the Main St. and 43rd St. stop are steps away from the museum)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Hours: Tuesday-Friday Noon-5 p.m, Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday
- Admission: Free.