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Portrait Drawing Workshop with Cody Wheelock

Celebrate your best friend - or man's best friend! Artist's choice: animal portraits or human portraits! In this workshop artist Cody Wheelock will lead students in creating charcoal portraits. He will explain the basics of using charcoal, facilitate some exploratory exercises and teach students how to incorporate chalk with their charcoal on toned paper.  Students... View More

$100

‘Summer in Hindsight’ Film Screening & Discussion with Artist Peregrine Honig

Join us for a screening of Summer in Hindsight, a film written by artist Peregrine Honig, directed by Khitam Jabr, and starring Calvin Arsenia.  This film follows Kansas City musician Calvin Arsenia as he encounters local creatives in many of Kansas City’s most iconic settings. REGISTER HERE. Filmed over a 10-day period in August 2020,... View More

$10

AKMA After Hours

By Popular Demand! Summer evenings are the perfect time to gather together, see something new, and sip on something cold...why not at the art museum? (Plus, we have air conditioning!) Join us for AKMA After Hours on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. We will be featuring kids games and activities, shaved ice and food for purchase... View More

Colored Pencil Happy Hour – August 17

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!   Join us Tuesday nights in August to relax, unwind, have a drink, and experiment with colored pencil drawing. From 5:30 to 7:30 pm, award-winning artist Wanda Taylor will walk you through the process step by step, layer by layer, as you learn her methods in colored pencil. Even better: you... View More

$35

St Joseph 2021 Festival: From Steam to S.T.E.A.M.

In conjunction with the Allied Arts Center, the AKMA invites you to a FREE family-friendly festival showcasing St. Joseph’s contributions - past to present - in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Festival features will include S.T.E.A.M activities, live music, an innovation zone, history, food and much more. All events will be focused on commemorating... View More

Colored Pencil Happy Hour – August 24

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!   Join us Tuesday nights in August to relax, unwind, have a drink, and experiment with colored pencil drawing. From 5:30 to 7:30 pm, award-winning artist Wanda Taylor will walk you through the process step by step, layer by layer, as you learn her methods in colored pencil. Even better: you... View More

$35

Colored Pencil Happy Hour – August 31

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!   Join us Tuesday nights in August to relax, unwind, have a drink, and experiment with colored pencil drawing. From 5:30 to 7:30 pm, award-winning artist Wanda Taylor will walk you through the process step by step, layer by layer, as you learn her methods in colored pencil. Even better: you... View More

$35

Smithsonian Museum Day – Free admission!

Has it been a while since you've been to the AKMA? Join us for a national day out at the museum! Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. We'll have FREE admission all day long and feature an opening reception with two brand new exhibitions. Plus, you'll have to... View More

Opening Reception: The Joe Show and Missouri Art Now

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm celebrating the opening of “The Joe Show: Selections from the Gray Manufacturing Corporate Collection” and “Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration.” Opening receptions are free and open to the public, a cash bar and light refreshments will be available. This... View More

AKMA After Hours – in September!

We're back in September! Join us for AKMA After Hours in September, a collaboration with the Rolling Hills Public Library and Remington Nature Center, and generously sponsored by T-Mobile. We’ll have life drawing in the galleries, kids games and activities for the whole family, a cash bar with autumnal cocktails, Big Daddy & Sons BBQ... View More

Oil Painting Class with Donna Bland

A Three-day master class in painting Join artist and instructor, Donna Bland, for an unforgettable and informative art adventure in value study, color mixing, and design while creating a beautiful painting. Donna's follow-along technique in teaching takes each student from a sketch to a finished oil painting each day.   There will be an artist... View More

$300

Painting in Pastels with Jill Tichenor

Welcome to the wonderful world of chalk pastels! This class is geared towards not only beginners, but all pastel artists who would like to enhance their skills. This class will provide insight into some of Jill's techniques and inspirations. Jill is hoping to inspire you with her love of pastels.  She has been painting with... View More

$100