Documentary Honoring Leon Jordan to Premiere

July 15, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader and Missouri state legislator Leon Jordan. Marking the date filmmaker Emiel Cleaver’s documentary, Leon [...]

A Pathway to Equality Through Narrative

In 2013 the Nelson-Atkins Museum partnered with the American Jazz Museum and the Black Archives of Mid-America to create an exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on [...]

Pop-Up Art Adventure Playground: Looking Back at 2019

A visitor at a Pop-Up Art Adventure Playground might expect to find several huge cardboard refrigerator boxes, foam noodles, plastic and wooden wire spools, milk crates, fabric, costumes, [...]

Making Moments: 432 Hz in the Works

Lauren Irving, known by her stage name Ivy Roots, has a lot of plates spinning. In addition to a career as a working musician, she owns a music publishing company, Ivy Roots LLC, which allows her [...]

From Ivanhoe to Honduras: Battery Tour’s AY Young

Last month I sat down with the founder of The Battery Tour (2018 Rocket Grant Recipient), AY Young,  to chat about what the organization has accomplished in the year since receiving their [...]

Garage School at Open House

Open House is pleased to announce Garage School, an expansion to our programming made possible through the Rocket Grant project award! From late September into October we will be hosting [...]

FIFTY at FIFTY FIFTY opens Friday, Apr. 15th

April 15th – June 3rd, 2016 50/50, 1628 Wyoming St., Kansas City, Missouri 64102 In this exhibition over fifty resources are presented by half local and half national artists, musicians, [...]

Rocket Talk: Place-Making vs Place-Keeping: Dave Loewenstein, Sara Taliaferro, and the USDAC

  On Saturday, February 6th at La Esquina, just after Jessica Borusky and Judith G. Levy’s cross-dialogue on Persona and Place, visitors wandered about the gallery while technicians and [...]

50/50 Inaugural Exhibition CO-HOST Now On View

A little less than 12 weeks ago had you driven by 50/50 you would have seen two non-descript shipping containers situated on a freshly repaved parking lot. Driving by the containers’ home [...]

Embracing “Risky” (Parent-Teacher Conference)

Embracing “Risky”: Necessity of the “art of” (and perhaps one reason why Kansas City, Missouri public schools have academic woes) People find the fact that I’m working on a grant-funded [...]

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