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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100 Proof

Main Gallery

08/12/2017 - 09/30/2017

Opening reception: Friday, August 11, 6-8 pm Closing reception: Friday, September 29, 6-8 pm 100 Proof presents a diverse selection of prints created by 23 artists working in collaboration with Landfall Press. Preeminent among a handful of atelier/publishers throughout the world, Landfall Press was founded in 1970 by Jack Lemon, a…

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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

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…Read more

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