It is with profound grief that we mourn the enormous loss of Kansas City Museum Foundation Chair Dr. Mary E. Davidson. Mary was a one-of-a-kind, generous, and fearless woman who led the Kansas City Museum at a critical time of transition, growth, and transformation. We were blessed to work closely with Mary since 2014. Our project would not have been realized without Mary’s early and continued involvement—it was deep, layered, wise, brave, honest, unwavering, and inclusive. She believed in and was proud of the Museum’s mission and vision, our staff, our collection, and our Board.

While we mourn the loss of our dear leader, colleague, friend, and mentor, we must also celebrate her incredible life and impact locally and regionally through her tremendous philanthropy and commitment to advance the greater good of our community through each project she supported. Mary loved Kansas City; she loved education, history, and the humanities. The Kansas City Museum is part of her immense legacy; her contributions in Missouri and Kansas are far-reaching, meaningful, and lasting.

Mary was a brilliant, beautiful light with a smile, compassionate heart, and quick wit that illuminated any space she inhabited. We hope you will join us in taking a moment of reflection and gratitude for Mary.

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The Kansas City Museum is fully governed, managed, and operated by the Kansas City Museum Foundation, a 501 (c )(3) nonprofit organization (EIN #46-1878591) through a cooperative agreement with the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Parks and Recreation Department. The museum property is owned by the City, of Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City Museum frequently videotapes and photographs participants enjoying our programs, special events, parks, and facilities. These images are used by Kansas City Museum and the City of Kansas City, Missouri in publications, on the web, for television/cable promotions, or to use as is seen fit. The images are used at the Museum’s discretion and become its sole property.


Mailing & Street Address:
3218 Gladstone Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64123
Main Number:
816.702.7700


Images of Corinthian Hall courtesy of Gayle Babcock, Architectural Imageworks.