H&R Block Artspace

The H&R Block Artspace is the college’s public gallery. It presents exhibitions that are noted for being innovative and thought provoking. It’s also the site of the annual B.F.A. exhibition, where work by KCAI graduating seniors is exhibited each spring.

The Artspace provides extraordinary learning opportunities for KCAI students by offering student internships and work-study opportunities. We are located adjacent to the Kansas City Art Institute Campus at 16 East 43rd Street Kansas City, MO 64111. To plan a guided visit, contact Beverly Ahern at 816-802-3571 or Contact Us

Our hours are Tuesday – Saturday: 12 – 5 p.m and admission is free and open to the public.

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Casting Shadows: 2017 Kansas City Art Institute Biennial Exhibition

Main Gallery

10/21/2017 - 12/16/2017

Casting Shadows: 2017 Kansas City Art Institute Biennial October 21-December 16, 2017 Opening Reception: October 20, 6 - 8 p.m.  Featuring work by: Logan Acton, Marie Bannerot McInerney, Patricia Bordallo Dibildox, Jill Downen, Cary Esser, Cyan Meeks and Karen McCoy, Jarrett Mellenbruch, Il Sung Na, Liz Smith, Damien Spader, Natalie…

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The Refugee Nation

Project Wall

01/01/2017 - 12/21/2017
Yara Said Syrian, born 1991, currently based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Refugee Flag, 2016 Courtesy of The Refugee Nation What…
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Ballet on paper: The Art of Carl Kurtz

Resource Room

02/06/2016 - 03/26/2016
Presented in the Cohen Resource Room, The Art of Carl Kurtz: Ballet on Paper celebrates the creative life and art of Carl…
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Upcoming Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

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Past Exhibitions

The Annual B.F.A. Exhibition

Every year the Artspace organizes and hosts the B.F.A. exhibition for students graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute. Featuring work from all departments at KCAI the exhibition includes work by 90 to 120 graduating seniors and is the only show in which all the gallery spaces are utilized.

The upcoming BFA Exhibition Page

The BFA Archive Page

BFA Exhibition Resources for Speakers

Student Opportunities

The Artspace provides numerous opportunities for KCAI students to experience working in a gallery setting. Students also have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Artspace, as part of the annual Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition.

Block Internships

Academic Internships

Annual B.F.A. Exhibition

Work Study Programs

More About Artspace

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The Permanent Collection

Publications, Essays, and Prints Available for Purchase