Dedicated to artists, art and ideas since 1999, the H&R Block Artspace serves the mission of the Kansas City Art Institute as a dynamic teaching museum, engaging students and introducing audiences to important contemporary art and artists.

SUMMER Hours

June 7 – August 31
Wednesday – Saturday: 12 – 5 p.m.
Sunday – Tuesday: Closed

July 4 – 5: Closed in observation of Independence Day
August 3 – 12: Closed for Summer Break

Program schedule:

Now/Here: Building Bridges 
June 7 – August 31, 2019

Opening Reception
Friday, June 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
Sponsored by Crane Brewing Company

TNT (the noon thing) Identity and Representation (Memory, Place, Experience)
Friday, June 21, 12 p.m.
Join us for this public engagement series and hear from three exhibiting artists, Chico Sierra, William Toney, and Kiki Serna, in a themed discussion moderated by guest curator Silvia Beatriz Abisaab.

TNT (the noon thing): Color
Friday, July 12, 12 p.m.
Join us for this public engagement series and hear from three exhibiting artists, Desiree Morales, Whitney Manney, and Heinrich Toh, in a themed discussion moderated by H&R Block Fellow Isabel Vargas.

TNT (the noon thing): Materials and Process
Friday, July 19, 12 p.m.
Join us for this public engagement series and hear from exhibiting artists Ruben Castillo, Jorge García Almodóvar, Kathy Liao, and Andrew Ordonez in a thematic discussion moderated by guest curator Silvia Beatriz Abisaab.

Now/Here: Building Bridges
Friday, August 23, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Join us for a special panel discussion co-organized by the H&R Block Artspace and the Kansas City Art Institute’s new Diversity Working Group.  For this panel presentation, KCAI Assistant Professor Eleanor Lim-Midyett will moderate a conversation between KCAI students and Now/Here exhibiting artists Kathy Liao, Kiki Serna, William Plummer, and William Toney. Their conversations will explore timely and topical issues including cultural representation, the importance of role models and mentorship in the artist’s life, and engaging with communities and networks in Kansas City and beyond. This marks and exciting beginning for the Diversity Working Group’s first year of activity and shapes a promising partnership with the Artspace and its public programs.

Closing Reception
Friday, August 30, 6 – 8 p.m.

Kiki Serna, Perdida in translation 1 / Calles, flores, and lots of smog; 2019, collage with painted paper, faxed letters, vellum, photos. Courtesy of the artist.