KANSAS CITY’S NEWEST CROWN JEWEL: CORINTHIAN HALL AT THE KANSAS CITY MUSEUM REOPENS ON OCTOBER 21, 2021
(Kansas City, Mo.) – The Kansas City Museum Foundation announced today that the Kansas City Museum will reopen Corinthian Hall to the public on Thursday, October 21, 2021, after several years of extensive restoration and renovation to create a 21st-century museum of Kansas City’s history and cultural heritage. Corinthian Hall, located at 3218 Gladstone Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri, is a $22 million project with private and public funding including KCMO General Obligations Bonds and Missouri Development Finance Board tax credit allocations.
The restoration and renovation of Corinthian Hall was completed by a team of local and national skilled professionals including: architectural design by International Architects Atelier, construction by JE Dunn, exhibit design by Gallagher & Associates, and exhibit fabrication and installation by Kubik Maltbie with installation support from 4-Gen Construction.
The new Kansas City Museum will serve our community as the home of the whole story, where visitors experience a multiplicity of perspectives about Kansas City’s vibrant history and cultural heritage. Located in the Historic Northeast area overlooking the Missouri River Valley and adjacent to Kessler Park and Cliff Drive, the Kansas City Museum is a beacon on the bluff for our city—illuminating the unfolding, often untold stories of the city and guiding us to a deeper understanding of how to collaborate and achieve civic unity.
Visitors to Corinthian Hall will enjoy the following exhibits and experiences:
•Three floors of exhibition galleries featuring stories about Kansas City’s past, present, and future
•Wisteria – a retail boutique
•Elixir – a Soda Fountain
•Café at 3218 – for culinary programs and chef-inspired events
•A Theater – for films and documentaries
•A Billiard Room – to play pool and board games
•One Percent for Art and commissioned site-specific art works by Renée Cinderhouse, Mona Cliff, MarvGraff, Clarissa Knighten, Zac Laman, Linda Lighton, and Stephen Proski
Due to COVID-19, the Kansas City Museum will be open as follows through December 2021: private tours, rentals, and school field trips offered in limited capacity and by reservations Monday – Wednesday. Free general admission by reservations with timed tickets offered Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m. Please visit kansascitymuseum.org for more information and details.
The first public program will be the eighth annual Día de los Muertos Celebration in partnership with the Mattie Rhodes Art Center on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. To purchase tickets to Día de los Muertos and other programs and special events, visit kansascitymuseum.org.
The restoration and renovation of Corinthian Hall is Stage I of a multi-staged, multi-year project to complete the restoration and renovation of the entire property. The Museum will begin more architectural design and planning in 2021 for the next phases of design and stages of construction.
Lead funding to date for the Kansas City Museum restoration and renovation project includes: Sunderland Foundation, R. A. Long Foundation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Edward F. Swinney Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, Ann & Gary Dickinson Family Charitable Foundation, Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation and the R.C. Kemper, Jr. Charitable Trust, The Waldrop Family, Milbank Manufacturing, Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust, William T. Kemper Foundation, Commerce Bank, Trustee, The Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation, Central Bank of Kansas City and the Dr. Dominic F. Tutera Family, Tom and Jean McDonnell Fund, The Privitera Family and Mark One Electric, Kirk Family Foundation, JE Dunn Construction Company, Ann and Kenneth G. Baum, and Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation.
Free general admission by reservations with timed tickets and limited capacity will open Friday, October 1, 2021. The health and wellness of our patrons, visitors, staff, and volunteers is always a top priority. As guidance and recommendations continue to change, our plans will be evaluated and updated.
The Kansas City Museum is governed, managed, and operated by Kansas City Museum Foundation, a 501 (c )(3) nonprofit organization (EIN #46-1878591). 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
Images of Corinthian Hall courtesy of Gayle Babcock, Architectural Imageworks & Jeff Evrard.