The Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall, located at 3218 Gladstone Blvd., KCMO 64123, is closed temporarily for Stage I Construction, which includes the restoration and renovation of Corinthian Hall (the mansion) into a leading edge, 21st century museum of Kansas City’s history and cultural heritage.
During construction, the Kansas City Museum will present events on the Museum’s historic grounds (3218 Gladstone Blvd.) and in Kessler Park and Scarritt Point (the parkland just west of the Museum in the Historic Northeast), and will offer special exhibitions and programs off-site in the community and at the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District (800 Broadway Blvd., KCMO 64105).
CURRENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS
AT THE KANSAS CITY MUSEUM AT CORINTHIAN HALL
On View Now
Kansas City Museum Historic Grounds
3218 Gladstone Ave., KCMO 64123
Gilded Attrition is a new outdoor, site-specific installation by Ari Fish as part of the Charlotte Street Foundation’s 20th anniversary event, Every Street Is Charlotte Street.
Gilded Attrition is located on the south-facing grounds of the Kansas City Museum and viewable from the street. In a nod to Native American “bent trees” or “pointer trees,” branches of the trees that flank the entrance of the Museum and point toward the Missouri River are gilded in copper-colored aluminum foil much like the slow growth of moss. This installation is a memorandum to the current residents of Kansas City and of the peoples that traversed the land centuries ago where the Museum now resides.
4th Annual Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Kessler Park and Scarritt Point
(Parkland West of the Kansas City Museum)
3218 Gladstone Blvd., KCMO 64123
Free to attend and all ages welcome; No RSVP necessary.
Discover the history and cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos. Enjoy live music by Pablo Sanhueza’s Latin Quintet, face painting, arts and crafts, and puppetry by StoneLion Puppet Theatre. Decorate sugar skulls, make tissue flowers, sample traditional Día de los Muertos bread by Panaderia de las Americas, contribute to a community altar installation, and purchase Día de los Muertos-related goods from Luis Garcia, We Got Your Back Apparel, and more. 10% of sales go to the Kansas City Museum Foundation to support the Kansas City Museum’s renovation project.
This program is presented in partnership with Mattie Rhodes Center and Cliff Drive Corridor Management Committee.
Bring a picnic and enjoy Kessler Parks and Scarritt Point.