In 2020, the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute celebrates two decades of 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 Artspace 20/20, a 20th anniversary series of exhibitions and public programs.

Although the Artspace is temporarily suspending in-person events and physical exhibitions in its galleries this fall due to the pandemic, we are pivoting our programs to design new ways to remain connected with our collaborators and audiences.

Artspace: Public Realm is a series of art projects and commissions that extend our presence into the public realm beyond our well-known Artspace Project Wall. These new efforts have included Artspace Onscreen, a recently launched Online Viewing Room and The New TNT: Artists at Work video dialogue series as part of the 2020 Annual BFA Exhibition, and Artspace: Streetside, a series of public flag commissions launched in September of this year, beginning with SOS Color Code 2020.

Current Exhibition

SOS Color Code 2020
Luftwerk & Normal

September 15 – November 3, 2020

The Artspace continues its commitment to dynamic public art projects with SOS Color Code 2020, an exterior installation on the façade and lawn of the Artspace beginning September 15, the International Day of Democracy and running throughout the 2020 U.S. Election. Read more…


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…