April 2022 News & Events: No Foolin’: April at the AKMA


Three new exhibitions debut this month at the AKMA

On view April 23 – June 12, 2022

Exhibitions highlighting Stephen Johnson and Karen Matheis’ body of work will be on view from Saturday, April 23 until Sunday, June 12, 2022. These exhibitions will take place in tandem with the 6th annual National Undergraduate Juried Exhibition.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Opening receptions are free and open to the public. A cash bar and light refreshments will be available.

6th Annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium

Saturday, April 9, 2022


The annual refereed AKMA / MWSU Undergraduate Art History Symposium offers the opportunity for students from across the United States to present original research papers on various topics advancing the field of art history. Presentations will be made by students selected by a panel of art historians based on original research and academic rigor.

The keynote presentation will be given by Dr. Larisa Grollemond from the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA titled, “The Fantasy of the Middle Ages: Medievalisms and the Museum.”


Returning | Belonging


Regional High School Exhibition

On view until April 16, 2022


Every Tuesday 

Kids Media Mix-Up

4:30 – 6:00 pm

April 2

Slow Art Day

1:00 – 4:00 pm

Register today!

April 5

Deadline for Estate Sale donations

April 9

AKMA Estate & Collectibles Sale

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

April 9

6th Annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

April 11

Opening Reception: Mosaic Life Care Art Experience Gallery

4:00 – 6:00 pm – at Mosaic Life Care

April 13 – June 1, 2022 (8 weeks)

Drawing for Beginners with Eric Fuson – Spring Session 

Afternoon session: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Evening session: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

April 15

Deadline for AKMA Art Fair – Fine Art Vendor Applications

April 15 & 16

Spring Colors: Painting with the Limited Palette with Cody Wheelock

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

April 20

Walnut Ink Painting with Linda Kinder

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

April 22

Opening Reception for Stephen Johnson/Karen Matheis  Exhibition & 6th Annual National Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

4:00 – 7:00 pm

April 26

AKMA After Hours – in April

5:00 – 7:00 pm

April 30

Watercolor Painting Workshop with Lana Cease

Theme: “Tin Toys”

May 14

Pot of Gold Arts Gala & Auction

Theme: “Rolling out the Red Carpet”



THS senior ties for second place in Annual Regional High School Art Exhibition – KTTN-KGOZ Trenton

Shay Westerhof earns art honor – Trenton R-IX School District

Breckenridge, Trenton students featured in AKMA Regional High School Exhibition – Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune

Top 5: What’s happening in the area – Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art showcasing Regional High School Exhibition – St. Joseph News-Press

Hiawatha art students’ works recognized in regional exhibition – Hiawatha World

Opening Reception set for exhibition of high school art – Savannah Reporter

Samantha Arnold wins ‘Best Of Show’ with her pencil drawing – Sabetha Herald

Nodaway County students selected for AKMA exhibition – Nodaway News Leader

2 area students place in exhibition – Maryville Daily Forum

Savannah High art students capture honors at art exhibition – Savannah Reporter

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art Undergraduate Art History Symposium – Griffon Weekly

Young artists get their chance to display work at Albrecht-Kemper – St. Joseph Post

Slow Art Day back at Albrecht-Kemper – Savannah Reporter

The AKMA is Rolling out the Red Carpet!

Tickets on sale now for the annual Pot of Gold Arts Gala & Auction

Since its inception in 1978, the Pot of Gold auction supports the museum’s operating budget, education initiatives, and special programs. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite movie star or movie character.

$100 General Admission

$150 VIP Admission + After Party

$800 Table of Eight


Upcoming events for all of your friends and family!

April 2

Slow Art Day

A global phenomenon! Register today for this unique experience.

April 9

Estate & Collectibles Sale

Calling all treasure hunters! Join Randy Klein with “Pen & Pencil Antiques” for a bargain. 

(Have something to donate? Give us a call (816) 233-7003.)

April 26

AKMA After Hours

You’ve been hearing about it…why not join us this month?

Calling all Artists!

Opportunities to exhibit your artwork

AKMA Art Fair

Application Deadline: April 15 or until full

Event date: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Calling all Fine Artists! We are now accepting vendor applications for our first AKMA Art Fair. Outdoor vendor booths are 10′ x 10′ per artist. There is a $25 application fee + $25 booth fee if accepted. See here for full details. 

Found Objects Exhibition

Deadline: June 10, 2022

Exhibition Dates: June – September 2022

Choose an object from a collection of found objects! Use this object as a creative inspiration for a new artwork that will be exhibited at the museum. How the object is incorporated into your work is up to you. $20 per object for members, $30 per object for non-members. See here for more details. 

April is for Art at the AKMA

Try out something new with an art class

Kids Media Mix-Up

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

$12 per class / $60 for 6-class punch card (includes art supplies/materials)

Colored Pencil Happy Hour with Wanda Taylor

April 7 & 14 2022

5:30 – 7:30 PM

$35 per class 

Drawing for Beginners with Eric Fuson – Spring Session 

Wednesdays, April 13 – June 1, 2022 (8 weeks)

Afternoon session: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Evening session: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

$225 members / $250 non-members

“This was my first experience taking a class at the museum. The relaxing, no-pressure atmosphere was appreciated.”

Participant, February 2022

Spring Colors: Painting with the Limited Palette with Cody Wheelock

April 15 – 16, 2022

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

$200 Full workshop  / $120 first day only

Walnut Ink Painting with Linda Kinder

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Watercolor Painting Workshop with Lana Cease – Theme: “Tin Toys”

Saturday, April 30, 2022

10:00 am – 5:00 pm


“The workshop was a good use of time and financial resources.”

Participant, March 2022

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Director Eric Fuson with junior high students from Macon, MO

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