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 Kansas City Flatfile + Digitalfile

July 23 – October 14, 2021

2016 Kansas City Flatfile + Digitalfile


The H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute is pleased to present the 2021 Kansas City Flatfile + Digitalfile, featuring artwork by over 200 regional emerging and established visual artists.

As a signature Artspace event hosted as a biennial exhibition since 2000, the Kansas City Flatfile + Digitalfile is a celebrated tradition that offers artists and art lovers a unique way to share and discover new two-dimensional and time-based works, and gather as a community.

Art lovers are invited to explore flatfile cabinets filled with custom-made artist portfolios holding an exciting and diverse range of flat works, and view time-based works included in the digitalfile. Throughout the exhibition, guest curators will also create salon walls that feature a rotation of artworks and screening queues to offer a dynamic and ever-changing experience.

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…