In the Line of Duty: A History of the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department from 1868-1968
On View through March 25, 2017 

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Self-guided tours from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Museum closes at 4:00 p.m.

The Kansas City Museum is proud to present In the Line of Duty: A History of the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department from 1868-1968, an exhibition exploring stories of courage and dedication that comprise the heritage and development of the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department (KCFD). From its humble beginnings in the late 1800s to international fame, and from technological triumphs to tragic losses, the KCFD has more than 100 years of proud service to its community.

This exhibition focuses on the first 100 years of the KCFD, from 1868-1968, and is presented by the Kansas City Museum in collaboration with the Kansas City Fire Historical Society (KCFHS), led by its President Paul Ferguson and curated by KCFHS historian Ray Elder—a retired KCFD Captain. Featuring historical objects and archival materials from the collections of the Kansas City Museum and the KCFHS, as well as items on loan, the highlight of the exhibition is a restored 1927 Ahrens Fox fire truck from the KCFHS.


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Cultures without Borders
On View through March 25, 2017
Corinthian Hall

The Kansas City Museum is proud to be the venue for Cultures without Borders, presented by Northeast Arts Alliance KC. For over 20 years, Cultures without Borders, has been a juried art show that exhibits works in a variety of media formats by artists from the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area and surrounding 4-state region.

Galleries of past Cultures without Borders works may be see at Northeast Arts KC.

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Layers of Time: Longview Farm Memories
On View April 1 through April 29, 2017
Corinthian Hall

Exhibition Opening Reception
Thursday, April 6 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Free, click HERE to sign up

Layers of Time: Longview Farm Memories is a exhibition by UMKC alumnus Ron Anderson that features photographs of Longview Farm, built in 1914 by Kansas City lumber baron R.A. Long and known as “The World’s Most Beautiful Farm.” By blending historical and contemporary photos, through the use of various printing techniques, Anderson’s images immerse the viewer in the multi-layered, non-linear concepts of time, memory, and history.  The photographs build a bridge from past to present, and resurrect the aura of a significant Kansas City landmark.

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CONVERSATIONS: An Afternoon with Ron Anderson
Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Corinthian Hall
$5 for the General Public | RSVP Required, Tickets Sold at the Door
Free for Museum Members & UMKC Alumni

On Saturday, April 22, enjoy a reception and discussion with Artist Ron Anderson who will share his inspiration and motivation for creating the exhibition, Layers of Time: Longview Farm Memories, on view at the Kansas City Museum from April 1 through April 29. Mr. Anderson will discuss various photographic techniques and work methods. No talk would be complete without some insights into the historical significance R.A. Long and Longview Farm. A brief question and answer session will follow and ample time will be allowed to view the exhibition. Please visit Current & Upcoming Exhibitions for details.

To RSVP, please email Paul Gutierrez at paul.gutierrez@kcmo.org or call 816.513.0726.

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Miss Shizuoka: Restored & Reunited
On View April 1 through April 29, 2017
Corinthian Hall

The Kansas City Museum welcomes home Miss Shizuoka, who was on a year-long loan from January to December 2016 to the prefecture of Shizuoka in Japan. Miss Shizuoka (also known as Fujiyama Mihoko) is a Japanese Friendship Doll; she is one of 58 dolls sent from Japan to the United States in 1927 as part of a doll exchange between the United States and Japan. Shizuoka is a prefecture of Japan and is home to Mt. Fuji.

In 2016, over 30,000 people in Japan visited Miss Shizuoka for her homecoming. While in Japan, Miss Shizuoka was restored and received a new kimono and accouterments. The Kansas City Museum is most grateful to the Shizuoka prefecture and the Miss Shizuoka Homecoming Committee for their incredible generosity, expertise, and hospitality. Miss Shizuoka will be on display in Corinthian Hall in her new kimono and with her new accouterments. Please visit Collections for details on Miss Shizuoka.

CONVERSATIONS: An Afternoon with Alan Scott Pate
Sunday, April 2 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
$5 for the General Public | RSVP Required, Tickets Sold at the Door
Free for Museum Members

Alan Scott Pate is a leading authority on Japanese Friendship Dolls and the author of the new book, Art as Ambassador: The Japanese Friendship Dolls of 1927. On Sunday, April 2, enjoy a reception and discussion with Mr. Pate who will give a lecture on the history of the 1927 doll exchange between Japan and the United States, and share recent developments in his research and travels.

To RSVP, please email Paul Gutierrez at paul.gutierrez@kcmo.org or call 816.513.0726.

 

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