Restoration & Renovation

Summer Wheat’s JewelHouse

James Turrell’s Skyspace

Ed Dwight’s Weathervane

Restorative Practices

First Floor

The Kansas City Museum property is comprised of five, original Beaux-Arts style buildings on 3.5 acres. To date, Corinthian Hall, a former mansion, is the only building that has been restored and renovated.

Corinthian Hall has been designed to be a self-guided experience; please visit the History & Architecture Tours page for information about guided tours. Corinthian Hall has four floors with history exhibits and art installations. Approximately, 400 artifacts plus numerous images from the Museum’s archives, exhibits, media, and site-specific art installations by Kansas City-based artists are on display.

The First Floor of Corinthian Hall has historically preserved, restored, and renovated rooms including:

  • The Betty Milbank Waldrop Salon
  • The Charles & Anna Milbank Library
  • The Ann & Gary Dickinson Family Charitable Foundation Dining Room
  • The Sunderland Foundation Living Room
  • The Privitera Family and Mark One Electric Breakfast Room

These rooms have exhibits and historical objects that explore the history, legacy, and impact of the Long family and the architectural history of Corinthian Hall.

The First Floor has the following amenities:

  • Café at 3218, The Jack F. and Glenna Y. Wylie Charitable Trust Café
  • Wisteria – A retail boutique

Café at 3218 offers ticketed culinary programs and experiences as well as space rental opportunities.

The following works of contemporary art are on the First Floor: Luminous by Linda Lighton, an installation including 18-lines of “Blind Boone’s Vision” from Olio by Tyehimba Jess and a digital print entitled Nest of Limbs by Jason Piggie, Cotton Wood by David Remley, and Seasons of the Sycamore Series by Dr. Charles Porter.


10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Noon – 5:00 p.m.

General Admission is FREE