The Kansas City Museum, 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).


Gilded Attrition
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.



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4th Annual Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Celebration
Sunday, October 22
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 Sanheza’s Latin Quintet, face painting, 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 much more.

This program is presented in partnership with Mattie Rhodes Center and Cliff Drive Corridor Management Committee.

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Bring a picnic and enjoy Kessler Parks and Scarritt Point.


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