H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute presents innovative exhibitions, conversations, public programs, and commissioned projects that explore the artists, art, and ideas of our time. Engaging, educating, and inspiring the next generations of artists, designers, and culture workers since 1999, the Artspace continues its commitment with its 2021 series of exhibitions and public programs.

Current Exhibition

2021 Annual BFA Exhibition

April 16 – May 15, 2021

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The Kansas City Art Institute is pleased to present the 2021 Annual BFA Exhibition to celebrate a new generation of artists and designers earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from KCAI.

Featuring recent work by 140 artists receiving their BFA degrees in Animation, Art History, Ceramics, Creative Writing, Fiber, Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture, the 2021 Annual BFA Exhibition provides many of these artists with their first public exhibition opportunity while also representing the culmination of their BFA degree program.

The 2021 Annual BFA Exhibition is organized for the Kansas City Art Institute by Rodrigo Carazas Portal, AICAD Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor in Foundation and the BFA Team. Important contributions to the exhibition experience and design, audience engagement, and public programs have been made by the 2021 BFA Exhibition Advisory Council, all members of KCAI’s Class of 2021: Daniel D’Angelo, Fiona Dougan, Anella Fernández, Rylie Lawver, Ipek Pelit, Anthony Williams, and London Williams.

The 2021 Annual BFA Exhibition is hosted by the H&R Block Artspace and the KCAI Gallery. The Artspace and KCAI Gallery are open and free to all. To protect the well-being of visitors, masks and social distancing will be required, venues will limit the number of guests, and all visitors will need to reserve tickets in advance for each venue.

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Project Wall: Art Miller

On the occasion of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, and in the midst of a profound national
reckoning over public space and the legacies and origins of monuments, the Artspace presents a
new Project Wall by Kansas-based photographer Art Miller that examines our current state of
democracy. Read More…