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Kinetic art is a unique art form utilizing the environment to enhance the aesthetic experience for the viewer. Participating artist Lin Emery aptly described the artistry of kinetic sculpture when she said, “Elements are derived from nature, and I borrow natural elements — wind, water, magnets — to set them in motion. The rhythms are influenced by infinite variables: the points of...

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The Big Picture

May 27 - October 7

For over five months, this exhibition will take over all of the Nelson-Atkins' photography galleries, thanks to a $10 million gift from the Hall Family Foundation in 2015. The Big Picture showcases over 800 photographs collected from the gift, also in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Hall Foundation. 

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We already know you'll be at Celebration at the Station, but while you're in the area for Memorial Day weekend, head across the street for some history at the WWI Museum and Memorial--the only one of its kind in the country. Attend a special ceremony at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day to recognize those who served or visit during the weekend for half-price admission.

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This event occurs every 4 week(s) on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Friday, May 11 is the artists' reception for the May show.  Exhibiting artists are landscape painter Marsha Streepy, abstract painter Linda Nichell and fiber artist Joleen Goff.  The event is from 6 to 7pm.  The exhibition may be viewed weekdays from 8 to 5 now through Tuesday, May 29th.

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PrideFEST

June 1 - June 3

What makes this year's Pride so different from any year before? For starts, Sunday's headliner, local drag queen Monique Heart, is currently stealing our hearts on season 10 of "RuPaul's Drag Race." The festival also debuts a new carnival midway this year, to show you just how fun being out and proud can be.

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"Gnomes, Fairies, Goblins and Sprites will be frolicking in the grove. Join them in your best enchanted costume. Enjoy treats, entertainment, photo ops and merriment for the whole family at the Enchanted Faire. Entertainment included with admission, fees for treats and extras, cash only. Learn more about the summer-long Enchanted Forest exhibit at the Arboretum."               

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Unexpected Encounters

June 2 - August 12

Usually it's the individual pieces you notice in an art exhibition. But this show, recognizing the Nelson-Atkins' various acquisitions over the past 10 years, aims to draw attention to differences between the works on display. Leave your assumptions at the entrance, and you just might learn to see art in a new way.

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The 3rd Annual Stems Plein Air Art Fair Sunday, June 3rd, 2018, 11am - 5pm Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens This special plein air sales event will feature individual artist tents placed prominently throughout the Arboretum for patrons to enjoy. Artists will display, promote, and sell their plein air works to the public from their individually allotted sales tents. OPTION 1 ($45) -...

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