FAMILIAR: PORTRAITS OF PROXIMITY
November 7, 2010 – January 9, 2011
Familiar: Portraits of Proximity takes a closer look what it means to be familiar as a quality or state of being relative, relevant, or relational to the artists participating in the exhibition. Some narratives in Familiar include documentation of the social sphere, physical and spatial connections to subjects and distance traveled, genetic relationships and ancestry, the artist as wanderer or tourist, and the space between art object and viewer.
September 5 – October 23, 2010
Now in its sixth year, UrbanSuburban is widely recognized as one of the best art auctions in the Kansas City region. This group exhibition, patron party, and art auction fundraiser benefits KCJMCA’s programs, and regularly features more than 80 works of art by the region’s best artists working today in sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, fiber, photography, jewelry, Judaica, and other media.
CURTIS MANN: ALTERED STATES
July 11 – August 22, 2010
Fresh from his inclusion in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Chicago-based artist Curtis Mann presents a solo exhibition of evocative photographs in which the artist uses a chemical process to selectively isolate portions of found images that depict geographical regions of conflict, opening these places up for new investigation and interpretation.
J.M. REES, QUASI-OBJECTS OF A MENTAL KIND
May 16 – June 27, 2010
Celebrated Kansas City-based architect and artist Jack Rees presents an installation-based, solo exhibition that explores relationships among art, architecture, and design, two- and three-dimensional space, and visual and verbal methods of communication.
MOSHE FRUMIN: ANCIENT INSTRUMENTS
March 14, 2010 – May 2, 2010
This exhibition features 21 musical instruments created by Israeli artist and Professor Moshe Frumin, who has constructed authentic recreations of ancient biblical instruments based on depictions discovered in recent archeological discoveries from Israel. This exhibition, organized by the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa, OK, marks the first time Frumin has exhibited in North America, and KCJMCA is the second and only additional venue to host this exhibition in the United States.