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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.

Upcoming Event: Finding Leonardo

Art Historian Robert Simon will present Finding Leonardo at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 5 in the Atkins Auditorium at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

In 2011, a newly discovered Leonardo da Vinci painting was authenticated. The painting became the focal point of a London National Gallery of Art exhibition on the artist, along with a symposium of scholars who confirmed the authenticity of the painting.

Discovered in an undisclosed estate sale in the United States, the painting passed into Robert Simon’s possession. He subsequently launched a two-year research project on the work. His lecture will present an explanation of the step-by-step process of technical examinations, documentary research, and stylistic analyses that went into the work’s authentication.

The lecture is provided with generous support from UMKC’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Bernardin Haskell Lectures, the Department of Art and Art History, and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.   The lecture is free, but tickets should be obtained by calling 816.751.1ART (1278) or online.

What: “Finding Leonardo,” a lecture with art historian Robert Simon.
Where: Atkins Auditorium, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Friday, April 5, 6 p.m.
It’s free, but tickets are required. Get more details.

Friday, March 29 – Thursday, April 4

What: “Srimary Ptructures” is Justin Beachler’s first solo exhibition at Dolphin Gallery. A painter and conceptual artist based in Kansas City, Mo., Beachler’s work has recently been shown at such Kansas City gallery spaces as Fokl, Spray Booth Gallery and The Base Gallery.
Where: Dolphin Gallery 1600 Liberty St. Kansas City, Mo. 64102
When: Opening reception Friday,  March 29, 5 – 10 p.m.; exhibit runs through May 11
UMKC Connection: Beachler is a graduate of UMKC’s Art and Art History program.
 Get more details.

What: “Santa Muerte” is a new exhibition concentrating on the dramatic increase in violence over the past two decades in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez. An insatiable drug war, volatile political status and widespread poverty have morphed the city into a hellish breeding ground for murder and femicide, consequently reshaping urban cultural identity. Artists from both Mexico and Texas offer their perspectives on the current situation.
Where: Fine Arts Building, room 203, 5015 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Through April 5.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Master’s Recital with Jack Latta, percussion; and Matthew Siegel, piano.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: “Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945”
Where: Dean’s Gallery, Miller Nichols Library, 800 East 51st St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Through April 10.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Doctoral Lecture-Recital with Sharra Wagner, clarinet; and the Filamental Trio: James Ryan Morris, bassoon; and Charl Louw, piano.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Thursday, April 4, 5 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Doctoral Recital with Brielan Andersen, tuba; Patricia Higdon, piano; and the UMKC Graduate Fellowship Brass Quintet: Dustin Williams and Charles Calloway, trumpets; Matthew Haislip, horn; and Kathleen McGowan, trombone.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Artist Certificate Recital: Charles Dickinson, piano
Where: Diastole, 2501 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Senior Recital with Evan Maslak, percussion; with Joshua Zornes, marimba
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
It’s free. 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, Kan.
When: Through March 31.
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 Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents: Carousel. The Rep’s Associate Artistic Director Kyle Hatley and The Living Room, one of Kansas City’s most imaginative small theater companies, are bringing their beautifully re-envisioned production of Carousel to Spencer Theatre for a second production, complete with “in-the round” seating. Carousel tells a universal story of love, longing, and doing our utmost for the people we care about, even if it leads to difficult choices with tragic outcomes.
Where: Spencer Theatre, Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Through April 6.
UMKC Connection: The KC Rep is UMKC’s professional theatre in-residence.
Get more details.


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