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 2022 series of exhibitions and public programs.

Current Exhibition

2022 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards

October 5 – December 10, 2022

The H&R Block Artspace, in partnership with the Charlotte Street Foundation, is pleased to present the 2022 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Awards exhibition featuring new work by 2022 Fellows Andrew Mcilvaine, Harold Smith Jr., and Johanna Winters. Read more…


Selections from the Collection: (Un) Wavering Ideals

October 5 – December 10, 2022

The Artspace reopens its Studio Gallery upstairs with Selections from the Collection: (Un) Wavering Ideals, featuring works from the KCAI teaching collection in conversation with works by Kansas City-based artists. Read more…

Project Wall: Yoonmi Nam

H&R Block Artspace is pleased to announce a new Artspace Project Wall by Yoonmi Nam, a celebrated artist and printmaker based in Lawrence, Kansas Read More…