BETWEEN THEE & ME
Artists Respond to the Judaica Collection of Michael Klein
July 24 – September 4, 2011
A Museum Without Walls collaboration by the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art in partnership with Rockhurst University’s Greenlease Gallery, Between Thee & Me is a 10-week program featuring 25 artists in group exhibitions at the Epsten and Greenlease galleries in which artists respond to the Judaica collection of Michael Klein and the Van Ackeren Collection of Religious Art at Rockhurst University.
JASON POLLEN: WOUNDED HEALING
May 29 – July 10, 2011
A solo exhibition of new abstract and figurative works by Jason Pollen that considers the physical and emotional vulnerability inherent within the human condition and the miraculous and intentional journey toward healing, understanding, and adaptation. These works echo the wordless world of the child at play with fervent determination and undiminished curiosity as the artist’s hands manipulate dyes, brushes, needles, and thread to coax fabric and fiber into evocative narrative surfaces.
THE DINING ROOM PROJECT
March 18 – May 15, 2011
A Museum Without Walls collaboration initiated by the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art in partnership with Charlotte Street Foundation‘s Urban Culture Project, The Dining Room Project is a community-driven, eight-week “meal” featuring installations, activities, discussions, screenings, workshops, excursions, performances, and an array of dining experiences at the Epsten Gallery (Art, Food, & the Ritual of Eating: March 20 – May 15, 2011) and Paragraph Gallery (A Potluck Smörgåsbord: March 18 – May 7, 2011).
ADRIANE HERMAN: PICK ME UP (A FEW THINGS)
January 23 — March 6, 2011
Featuring a series of inlaid clay panels, photo etchings, relief and screenprints, vinyl decals, stickers, and the artist’s collection of other people’s lists, Pick Me Up (a few things) manifests our best intentions, procrastinations and accomplishments, desires and flights of imagination, and attempts to retain a sense of order within daily life.