HEART JPEGHEART of the City (History Embraces Art) is an initiative that features new works of art (visual, performing, literary, media, and multidisciplinary) inspired by the Museum’s collection and created by local artists specifically for and in collaboration with the Kansas City Museum. Providing artists access to explore the Museum’s collection engenders innovative opportunities for artists to examine contemporary issues through historical perspectives, to produce dialogue-driven narratives, and to reveal new possibilities for documenting and interpreting the past, present, and future of Kansas City.

The Kansas City Museum values artists and believes that art is an essential interpretive tool for learning about, experiencing, and understanding history. The future Kansas City Museum will feature contemporary thematic art installations by local artists and will continue to involve artists in the design and development of the Kansas City Museum.