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German police file photo of a man arrested in October 1937 for suspicion of violating Paragraph 175. Photo Credit: Landesarchiv, Berlin. Courtesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
German police file photo of a man arrested in October 1937 for suspicion of violating Paragraph 175. Photo Credit: Landesarchiv, Berlin. Courtesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

UMKC’s weekly arts and culture roundup

Every week, the University of Missouri-Kansas City offers an array of on-campus activities. It’s nothing new. UMKC has a long legacy of hosting countless culturally enriching events. These activities are part of what has made UMKC an arts and culture powerhouse. The influence of UMKC-based and UMKC-trained artists extends well beyond the campus’ edge, so their activities are listed here as well.

Featured Event: “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945”

The University of Missouri-Kansas City will host a traveling exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, entitled Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945. The free exhibition will be on display February 16 – April 10 in the Dean’s Gallery of the Miller Nichols Library.
         An opening reception and exhibition preview will take place Feb. 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Dean’s Gallery.
         Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933–1945 examines the Nazi regime’s attempt to eradicate homosexuality, which left thousands dead and shattered the lives of many more.
From 1933-1945, Germany’s National Socialist government attempted to root out those who did not fit its idealistic model of a “master Aryan race.” Jews were the primary victims and six million were murdered in the Holocaust. Millions of others were persecuted for racial and political reasons, including homosexuals. Visitors to this informational exhibition will learn about the Nazis’ attempt to wipe out homosexuality and terrorize German gay men into social conformity with arrests, convictions and incarcerations of tens of thousands of men in prisons and concentration camps.
         The exhibition is being co- presented by the UMKC Division of Diversity, Access and Equity, in partnership with the Kansas City Museum and in conjunction with Heartland Men’s Chorus’ spring concert, Falling in Love Again, March 23-24 at the Folly Theater. Visit kansascitymuseum.org/persecution for additional details and programming.
         The exhibition is a project of GLAMA: the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America, a collecting partnership of the Kansas City Museum and the LaBudde Special Collections Department of the UMKC Libraries.
         The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibitions program is supported in part by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund, established in 1990.

What: “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945”
Where: Dean’s Gallery, Miller Nichols Library, 800 East 51st St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Get more details.

Friday, February 8 – Thursday, February 14

What: Doctoral recital with Jessica Koebbe on piano, with Emily Adelle Rowland, orchestral reduction.
Where: MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2030 East College Way, Olathe, Ks.
When: Friday, February 8, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Senior Dance Recital. Senior dance students Rose Taylor-Spann, Dempsey Ward, Alyssa Schneider, Gwendolyn Tripp, Liza Rod, and Appie Peterson present their recital pieces, performed by the UMKC Dance Division.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Saturday, February 9, 7:30 p.m.
Free. Get more details.

What: The Kansas City Rep and UMKC Theatre co-present “Death of a Salesman.”
Where: Spencer Theatre, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Runs through February 10.
Get more details.

What: Undergraduate recital with Jade Williams on oboe and English horn,
with Lamar Sims on piano.
Where: Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 West 13th Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Sunday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Doctoral recital with Paul Griggsby on bass baritone, with Natalia Rivera on piano and Brandon Cornett on the cello.
Where: Wornall Road Baptist Church, 400 West Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Sunday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Guest artist recital with Harold Reynolds on trombone. Reynolds is a professor at Ithaca College. He will be accompanied by Patricia Higdon on piano, with JoDee Davis on trombone.
Where: Old Mission United Methodist Church, 5519 State Park Road, Fairway, Ks.
When: Monday, February 11, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Master class with trombonist and Ithaca College Professor Harold Reynolds.
Where: James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, Room 128
4949 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110
When: Tuesday, February 12, 5 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: ArtSounds will kick off its seventh year of collaborative performances by composers, performers, and visual artists with the 2012-2013 Season. Initiated by faculty from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance and the Kansas City Art Institute, ArtSounds explores cross-media expression through creative concert-making. Co-directors Mara Gibson and Paul Rudy set the stage for concert events outside the box and inside the mind’s eye and the eye’s ear.
Where: Epperson Auditorium, Kansas City Art Institute, 4415 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Design Speaks: Teri Rogers. As owner and CEO of T2 Studios, Teri Rogers provides the vision, strategy and the inspiration behind the success of her Kansas City-based companies well as the creative inspiration .This is part of the Art Department’s 2012-2013 Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series.
Where: UMKC’s Department of Art & Art History, 204 Fine Arts Building, 5015 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Monday, February 11, 4 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: A Fulbright to Egypt. Richard Findley is a registered architect and adjunct instructor at UMKC in the Department of Art and Art History and the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design.  In 2011, he received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach and draw historic structures in Cairo, Egypt through Ain Shams University. This is part of the Art Department’s 2012-2013 Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series.
Where: Department of Art & Art History, 204 Fine Arts Building, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5015 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Tuesday, February 12, 9:30 a.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: The UMKC Gallery of Art’s new exhibit is Robert Howsare’s “Rational Aesthetics.” Howsare’s kinetic multimedia installations deal with the limitations of human optical perception. Utilizing found tools such as turntables and film projectors, he creates abstract imagery that emphasizes rhythm and color.
Where: UMKC Gallery of Art, Room 203, 5015 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: The exhibit will run through February 15.
Get more details.

What: Garrick Ohlsson Plays Rhapsody in Blue. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson is featured in  two American piano showpieces: Aaron Copland’s Piano Concerto and the landmark Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin.
When: February 8-10.
Where:
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
UMKC Connection:
The Kansas City Symphony was founded by faculty member Karl Krueger in 1933.
Get more details.

What: “On Golden Pond” is a poignant comedy about the seasons of life and the bond that can develop between the very young and the very old.
Where: The New Theatre Restaurant, 9299 Foster, Overland Park, Ks.
When: Through March 31, 2013.
UMKC Connection: Co-owners Dennis Hennessy and Richard Carrothers are both UMKC graduates and both were presented this year with honorary doctorates by the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences.
Get more details.

What: The Coterie Theatre and UMKC Theatre co-present “Number the Stars,” based on Lois Lowry’s book on the rescue of the Danish Jewish population during World War II.
Where: 2450 Grand Blvd., Suite 144, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through February 21.
UMKC Connection: Two UMKC graduate theatre students founded the Coterie.
Get more details.


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