Scroll down to see a list of programs and experiences by date.

The Kansas City Museum creates programs and experiences that complement and deepen the content in exhibits and installations throughout Corinthian Hall. Programs and experiences include:

  • concerts and performances
  • films
  • lectures, workshops, and special gallery talks with curators and historians
  • book readings and signings
  • culinary experiences like cooking classes, cooking demonstrations, and chef dinners
  • celebrations and traditions like Día de los Muertos, The Fairy Princess, and The Derby Party
  • virtual programs
  • private tours
  • school field trips

Some programs and experiences are free and others are ticketed. All proceeds directly support a robust and inclusive offering of public and education programs.

Programs in 2022 are sponsored in part by the generous support of Every and Mark One Electric through the museum’s Corporate Unity Partners corporate giving initiative.

Saturday, May 28
Spring House Concert with Beau Bledsoe & Coleen Dieker
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sunderland Foundation Living Room – First Floor
$25 per seat
Space is limited. Tickets are required.
*SOLD OUT*

Join us for an intimate house concert with Coleen Dieker (cello) and Beau Bledsoe (guitar) of Ensemble Iberica. They are also featured in the third-floor gallery; A Cultural & Community Restoration: 1970s to Present Day, The Edward F. Swinney Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee Gallery.

Beau Bledsoe – Artistic director, guitars, oud

Beau Bledsoe performs and records classical music, jazz and folkloric music from around the world as he seeks to integrate different musical cultures with diverse audiences. Through his many varied projects and ensembles, Beau has toured extensively throughout Europe, Russia, South America and North America in addition to producing fifteen recordings under his recording label T​zigane. ​Beau is currently artistic director and founder of E​nsemble Iberica w​hich explores the music of Spain, Portugal and other areas of the world connected to the Iberian diaspora.

Coleen Dieker – Violin

Coleen started playing piano when she was four-years-old and violin when she was seven. She has been singing all her life. After many years of classical training, she attended Berklee College of Music for two years and studied piano performance, improvising, listening, arranging and recording. As a genre-hopping music fiend, she enjoys a diverse career of collaboration, performance and recording. She has since worked with many local and national artists, and enjoys taking on new challenges and projects

For more information, please contact Director of Visitor Experience & Public Programming Paul Gutiérrez at pgutierrez@kansascitymuseum.org or 816.702.7705.

Sunday, May 29
Curator Conversation: Eagle Bicycle Manufacturing Company and early Bicycling in Kansas City
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Free. Space is limited. RSVP Recommended.
Check in at the Admissions Desk
Click here to RSVP

Join Lisa Shockley, Curator of Collections at the Kansas City Museum for a conservation centered around two of the 1880s era bicycles in the Museum’s collection. In 1873, Leonard B. Gaylor began the Eagle Bicycle Manufacturing Company and secured a patent, the first of many, for innovations to the penny-farthing bicycle. Learn about his innovations and the excellent example on exhibit in Corinthian Hall.

For more information, please contact Curator of Collections, Lisa Shockley at lshockley@kansascitymuseum.org or 816.702.7704.

Thursday, June 2
Book Launch: Travel North Black Girl-A 3,000 Mile Journey in Search of Home, Peace, and Love
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Free. Space is limited. RSVP Required.
JE Dunn Construction Theatre- Third Floor
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Join Olivia Hill, an award-winning playwright, artist, and author release her new memoir. Experience the journey of coming from the Black community of Kansas City and traveling for the first time out of state to live in an indigenous village in Alaska. This coming-of-age story shows the challenge and triumph that trauma can bring, the fortitude of the human spirit, and the healing power of nature. You can learn more about the book, the reviews, and the author here.

Come hear a special reading of the newly released book and meet the Alaskan artist that created the painting for the cover- Klara Maisch. A reception will follow at the Elixir, our Soda Fountain with catered hors d’oeurves and refreshments. Book purchases and signings will also be available. 

For more information, please contact Director of Inclusive Learning & Creative Impact Glenn North at gnorth@kansascitymuseum.org or 816.702.7709.

Olivia Hill

Junny Alvarez with The charCUTErie KC
Saturday, June 11
2:00 to 3:30 p.m. 
$30 per person
Café at 3218 – First Floor
Space is Limited. Tickets Required.
Click here to purchase tickets

Back by popular demand!

In this intimate culinary demonstration with Junny Alvarez born in Nicaragua and Northeast resident, learn the basic techniques on how to build a beautiful charcutier box. Ever wonder how to create that perfect salami flower? Each guest will create a 6-inch charcuterie box with a bamboo tray to take home while sipping on homemade white sangria.

The CharCUTErie KC is a local business that offers artisanal charcuterie boxes, boards, grazing tables and luxury picnics. 

For more information, please contact Paul Gutiérrez, Director of Visitor Experience & Public Programming, at pgutierrez@kansascitymuseum.org or 816.702.7705.

Saturday, June 18
Summer House Concert with Members of the Kansas City Symphony

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
$20 per seat
Sunderland Foundation Living Room – First Floor
Space is limited. Tickets Required.
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Members of the Kansas City Symphony perform a variety of musical selections, ranging from Classical to the Beatles and Dave Brubeck. Guaranteed to have something for everyone!

For more information, please contact Director of Visitor Experience & Public Programming Paul Gutiérrez at pgutierrez@kansascitymuseum.org or 816.702.7705.

Saturday, June 25
The Strawberry Swing Summer Solstice
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All Outdoors – East Lawn
Free Entry. No Tickets Required.

Join Kansas City’s premier pop-up maker market, The Strawberry Swing, as we celebrate the Summer Solstice on the east lawn of the Kansas City Museum!

Food Trucks, Live Music, Local Artists & Makers, and all the museum has to offer! Check out the museum before or after.

For more information, please contact Paul Gutiérrez, Director of Visitor Experience & Public Programming, at pgutierrez@kansascitymuseum.org or 816.702.7705.


Select Sundays June – September

Yoga on the East Lawn with True Love Yoga
June 12, July 10, August 14, and September 11
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  
$10 per session or FREE for TLY Members
Click here to book your session/s

Since 2016, True Love Yoga has offered yoga sessions for all. Join us and True Love Yoga for a beautiful morning of yoga at the historic grounds of the Kansas City Museum! TLY founder Lauren Leduc will lead you in a grounding all-levels flow.

Lauren will graciously be donating 50% of proceeds to the museum’s renovation. Bring a mat and water, bathrooms located inside the museum.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

Select Fridays June – September
Summer Concerts on the Lawn
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. *Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
$5 per adult
Free for children 12 y/o and under (must have adult present)
Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs welcome. No, glass please!
Dog and cat friendly

Friday, June 10
The Matchsellers
Kansas City Style Bluegrass and Old-time Music.
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Julie Bates, Brian McCarty, Brandon Day, Andrew Morris

Friday, July 15
The Black Creatures

Neo-soul, R&B, Afrofuture, Discotheque, and Revolutionary Music.
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Jade Green and Xavier

Friday, August 12
Rex Hobart & The Honky Tonk Standards
60’s classic country and like-sounding originals.
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Rex Hobart

Friday, September 9
Mariachi Estrella KC
Classic and contemporary mariachi music for all ages.
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From right to left (Bottom to top of staircase):
Fredy Hernandez, Jesse Perez, Luis Portillo, Rafael Ornelas. Claudia Banda, Stephanie Franco