Kansas City Conference Site Visits



#1 Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Visit the beautiful Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, home to the Kansas City Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Kansas City Ballet. Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the building’s most distinctive features are the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Theatre, Helzberg Hall, and Brandmeyer Great Hall. Each space contains dramatic eye- and ear- catching design that combines sophisticated aesthetics, acoustics and technology with the intimacy of a smaller space and the comforts of home.

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City (LOKC) will be in residence at the Kauffman Center with its production of Puccini’s TOSCA. Come into the Kauffman Theatre for a sneak peek, and meet with LOKC Directors of Design/Technology and Education to hear how this company has grown from venue to venue, ending in its present home at the Kauffman – and how the Lyric Education Programs are working to engage opera lovers of all ages.  




#2 18th & Vine Jazz District

Home to the American Jazz Museum, the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, the historic Gem Theatre and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, this revitalized, historic district is quintessential Kansas City. Enjoy a guided tour of the American Jazz Museum, known for its world-class performances, award-winning venues, striking jazz art exhibitions, and one-of-a-kind exhibit spaces.




#3 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Guests will enjoy a glimpse into the impressive collections and a unique opportunity to experience guided tours of selected galleries. Recognized internationally as one of the finest general art museums in the United States, the Nelson-Atkins currently maintains collections of more than 33,500 works of art. Their vast holdings provide the opportunity to create new connections and unique experiences at every turn.

The Nelson-Atkins welcomes and provides free admission to all, and delivers unparalleled opportunities to enjoy, appreciate and understand the finest visual arts and the varied cultures they represent—on their campus and throughout Kansas City.

Kansas City’s acclaimed, FREE contemporary art museum, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art opened in 1994 and draws more than 130,000 visitors each year. The Museum boasts three locations and a rapidly growing permanent collection of modern and contemporary works of artists from around the world. The Museum hosts temporary exhibitions, installations, film and video series, lectures, concerts, workshops, and other creative programs.






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