November 16, 2018

Shop for Artwork Made by KCAI Students at the End of Semester Sale

Art lovers and collectors – get your hands on original artwork made by KCAI’s talented students. KCAI’s End of Semester Exhibition and Sale is the best place to start your holiday shopping and absorb the amazing work on display across campus. Make sure to visit each studio including Animation, Ceramics, Fiber, Filmmaking, Illustration, Interactive Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Graphic Design and Sculpture to see the great work from our students.

Don’t miss the debut of Something Old…Something New in Epperson Auditorium, an exhibition of artistically interpreted wedding dresses made from upcycled materials designed and crafted by Fiber department students as a part of a Sponsored Studio partnership with Events by Elle.

You can start shopping at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, but in some cases, the artwork will stay on display until Sunday when it must be picked up. For a map of KCAI, located at 4415 Warwick in Kansas City, Mo., visit http://kcai.edu/campus-life/campus/.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the End-of-Semester Exhibition and Sale at KCAI from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 and from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.

April 12, 2019

KCAI Alumni Win Prestigious Awards

For the second time this week we have remarkable news to share — two KCAI alumni have been recognized with prestigious awards! Fatimah Tuggar (’92 Sculpture) has been named a Guggenheim Fellow and Roberto Lugo (’12 Ceramics) has won a Rome Prize. Both distinctions are highly competitive and recognize the artistic practice, scholarship and accomplishments of some of the best minds in art, design and architecture today. Multi-disciplinary artist and former KCAI Foundation faculty member Fatimah Tuggar uses technology as both medium and subject as metaphors for power dynamics.  Her work has been widely exhibited at international venues in over 25 countries on five continents including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and Museum Kunst-Palast in Dusseldorf among many more. She is currently working on her first augmented reality artwork commissioned by the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, which is titled Deep Blue Wells. The Guggenheim Fellowship recognizes her past achievements and future promise and provides her with a stipend to continue her work. Roberto Lugo is a potter, social activist, spoken word poet and educator who creates contemporary ceramics featuring hip-hop and his work is drawing national acclaim for activism themes. Roberto is the read more…

April 11, 2019

KCAI Breaks Ground on Liberal Arts Building

The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) will break ground on Friday, April 26 at 9 a.m. on a new 18,000 square foot building that will house the Liberal Arts program including Art History and Creative Writing, as well as all of student services. The opportunity to build the Hall, located on the northeast corner of 44th and Oak, is largely thanks to the generosity of donors who have given to the Space to Create capital campaign. The Hall is designed by Hufft, a Kansas City-based architecture, interior design and custom fabrication firm. Hufft has a strong reputation as a firm that creates meaningful spaces and objects inspired by people and places while integrating designers and builders into one holistic process. With a project list ranging from student unions to corporate offices to residential homes, their distinctive approach of creating a building that complements both the physical site and the surrounding neighborhood made them the perfect choice to design KCAI’s new Hall. Award-winning landscape architects Hoerr Schaudt will design the expansive outdoor spaces and Kansas City construction company McCownGordon will build the facility According to Tony Jones, the Nerman Family President of KCAI, the college worked closely with the surrounding neighborhood read more…