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Kansas City Art Institute

Color Splash
Donna and Ward Katz and Irene and Saul Ellis are serving as the co-chairmen of the Kansas City Art Institute’s second annual Patron Preview on December 4th at the H&R Block Artspace at KCAI. Guests will be able to tour studio departments and purchase artwork by students prior to the public opening of the end-of-semester exhibition and sale.

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Create the Night…POP!
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art introduces its annual gala, Create the Night…POP! which will be held on February 21st at the Museum. The spectacular evening will celebrate the iconic Pop Art Era and the Museum’s explosive Pop Art Collection. Guests will enjoy an evening of surprise and enchantment, as well as cocktails, a festive dinner and entertainment. An original work of performance art, filled with light, motion, color, and sound, will be featured.

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Centennial Gala

Finishing Touches
Union Station Kansas City’s Centennial Gala will be held on October 30th and the Centennial Weekend Open House will be held on November 1st and 2nd at the Station. 
Also featured in the October 4th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit: Chris Crum

Committee members are finalizing plans for the fabulous 100th Anniversary celebrations. 

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50th Anniversary Gala

Harriman-Jewell Series
February 1st is the date for the Harriman-Jewell Series’ 50th Anniversary Gala at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. An elegant Gala Brunch will be served in Brandmeyer Great Hall, followed by a Gala Concert featuring a duo recital with Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez. Julia Irene Kauffman is the honorary chairman, and Jackie Middelkamp is serving as the chairman.

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Celebrating a Century of Heroes

100 Years in Kansas City
Celebrating a Century of Heroes: 100 Years in Kansas City will be held on October 23rd at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Nancy Lee and Jonathan Kemper are the honorary chairmen, and Diane Canaday Hesse, Susie Heddens, Margi Pence, and Cappy Powell are serving as the co-chairmen of the event to benefit the American Red Cross of Greater Kansas City. Guests will enjoy feature stories about local heroes and a special presentation by Captain Chesley B.

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