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Mother’s Day for Mother Earth, May 12


Mother’s Day for Mother Earth StoneLion’s Annual puppet show of ENORMOUS proportions! For the seventh year StoneLion Puppet Theatre will celebrate Mother’s Day with Kansas City’s largest puppet show, Mother’s Day for Mother Earth. Larger than life puppets, professional actors, original music, dancers, community participants and you will celebrate the spring on the lawn of The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. This free event has attracted over 3500 audience members and grows annually. Viewers from as far away as Sweden have joined our local residents in a day of celebration for our planet and families with 20’ tall puppets such as Orca whales, giant bugs and peacocks. What will this year be? Join us to find out. Bring your picnic, set up a lawn chair, tour the museum, make your own puppet at our craft tables and enjoy the day.

Saturday, May 12
Activities: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Show: 2:00 p.m.

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St., Kansas City MO

For more information, visit http://www.stonelionpuppets.org/festivals.html

To extend your trip, museum hours are 10:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and admission is free!

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Weekend Fun at the Nelson, April

Consider the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. for FREE activities for all ages!

In April, explore the many shapes found in sculptures in the Modern and Contemporary galleries.

    • Discover how art tells stories with looking and hands-on activities in the galleries.
    • FUN Spot – Create a paper weaving inspired by designs and colors found in the African art gallery.
    • Gallery Activity – Hunt for details in elaborately patterned African fabric.

Activities and gallery locations change every two months, so visit often!

To plan your visit, see the Family Visit page.

These outings should be good for the Artastic badge.

Music In The Galleries, Feb. 23

Every month, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art partners with UMKC Conservatory’s Community Music and Dance Academy to offer gallery performances for audiences of all ages. Sight, movement and sound mingle in the spaces of the museum to offer exciting art interaction.

In February, ancient and modern come alive in the exhibition, Journeys through Mountains and Rivers. Enjoy new compositions by Jing Zhou and performed by colleagues Michael Miller, Tyler Capp and Scott Steele on various instruments, including the traditional Chinese zheng.

Drop by, no tickets required.

Saturday, February 23
Performances at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Kirkwood Hall

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak, Kansas City, MO
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This could be an opportunity to address Music Appreciation.

Friday Night Fun: Naturally Curious, Feb. 2

Visit the exhibition Cabinet of Curiosities: Photographs and Specimens and create your own dimensional box sculpture complete with images of interesting items from the natural world.

The exhibition, Cabinet of Curiosities: Photography & Specimens is loosely based around the 16th and 17th century concept of the Cabinet of Curiosities. Precursors to the modern museum, these Cabinets were assembled by their owners to reflect the intense fascination with the marvelous, unusual, unexpected, exotic, extraordinary, or rare.

This show examines what a photographic Cabinet of Curiosities might look like. It includes examples ranging from the very tiny (snowflakes and microscopic mites) to the very distant (telescopic image of the surface of the moon). It includes examples that cannot be seen with the naked eye of living things (x-rays) and of the deceased (skeletons of differing animal species). It explores the exotic (carmine bee eater) and the unusual (pulled teeth from the collection of Peter the Great).

Friday, February 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Ages 6-12 with an adult
$40 per adult-child pair. Museum members receive a 20% discount.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak
Kansas City, MO
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Visit http://https://peo.nelson-atkins.org/show.asp for tickets.

Weekend Fun at the Nelson, February

Consider the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. for FREE activities for all ages!

In February:

    • Discover how art tells stories with looking and hands-on activities in the galleries.
    • FUN Spot – Create a collage bookmark inspired by your Zodiac animal.
    • Gallery Activity – Hunt for Zodiac animals in the Chinese galleries and discover your own Zodiac personality.

Activities and gallery locations change every two months, so visit often!

To plan your visit, see the Family Visit page.

These outings should be good for the Artastic badge.

Music In The Galleries, Jan. 26

Every month, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art partners with UMKC Conservatory’s Community Music and Dance Academy to offer gallery performances for audiences of all ages. Sight, movement and sound mingle in the spaces of the museum to offer exciting art interaction.

In January, join the Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City as they explore ancient texts set to music by composers past and present.

Drop by, no tickets required.

Saturday, January 26
Performances at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Sculpture Hall

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak, Kansas City, MO
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This could be an opportunity to address Music Appreciation.