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.

Upcoming Exhibition

Site Three

July 16 – September 10, 2022

Initiated by Kevin Umana, co-director of the Ekru Project, this third iteration of the “Site” series of nomadic projects will invite Kansas City-based artists to create new works for the project, which is organized by a consortium of small, independent artist-run spaces in Kansas City including the Beco Gallery, Curiouser & Curiouser, The Ekru Project, Kiosk Gallery, Nightjar Gallery Space, plug, Sapien, and Troost Gardens.

commonspace: practices to listen learn honor
commonspace: reading room

September 22, 2021 – March 5, 2022

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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…