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 KCAI Biennial

November 19, 2021 – March 5, 2022

The H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) is pleased to present Beautiful World(s): KCAI Biennial featuring 49 participating artists and designers who contribute to a community of talent and creativity at KCAI as both faculty and staff.

Beautiful World(s) includes full- and part-time faculty and staff with a dedicated studio practice, and it represents an opportunity for these artists to acknowledge communal challenges and individual artistic growth during the pandemic and to celebrate and honor a collective perseverance.

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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…