still, anon / Headjobs vol. 01, Monty Protest / toward the queerest insurrection, anon / The Post Human Dada Guide, anon / Vonkoma, Cheeks Studio.


a Midwest Zine Archive, the Exhibition

February 15 – March 21

Closing reception on March 21, 5pm-7pm


The UMKC Gallery of Art is pleased to present a Midwest Zine Archive (MZA), the Exhibition, celebrating zines and their middle-American makers. The interstate collection curated by Zach Frazier (they/he) of Astringent Press and UMKC Department of Media, Art and Design, will be on display for public viewing beginning, February 15, until the show’s closing reception on March 21, 2024.

In conjunction with the display of the inaugural batch of zines to MZA, community programming, generative workshops, and periodic installations featuring the works of various co-curators, and more, will take place in the UMKC Gallery of Art — all in dedication to the Midwestern zine.

At the close of this exhibition, twelve identical archival boxes will be packed for delivery to their respective homes across the Midwest. The archive will also be accessible to a broader public in digital video at the close of the exhibition. Special thanks to the founding steward institutions of this MZA, including — Charlotte Street Foundation (MO), the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity (KS), Public Space One (IA), Late Night Copies (MN), and The Bindery (WI).

For more information please contact the UMKC Gallery of Art.


Spring 2024 Gallery Hours – Monday 9am -5 pm | Tuesday 9am-5pm | Wednesday 9am-5pm | Thursday 9am-5pm | Friday 12-5pm