Art of the Lega Exhibition Gallery

Past Exhibitions

The Naked and the Nude: Representations of the Body

August 17, 2013—February 23, 2014

Representations of Self

August 17, 2013—February 23, 2014

Fashionable Luxuries: French and Italian Textiles

September 28, 2013—February 14, 2014

Impressionist France

October 19, 2013—February 9, 2014

Celebrating Picasso: Through the Lens of David Douglas Duncan

October 25, 2013—January 26, 2014

About Face: Contemporary Portraiture

August 9, 2013—January 19, 2014

Secret Messages: Symbolic Meaning in Chinese Art

June 22, 2013—January 12, 2014

Mythological Subjects

June 12—December 15, 2013

Impressions of the Southwest and Mexico

May 15—November 17, 2013

Early American Silver from the Cahn Collection

April 20—November 3, 2013

Fauno rosso

June 22—September 29, 2013

Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Masterpieces of Modern Mexico from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

June 1—August 18, 2013

Revealing, Reversible and Resplendent: 15th-17th-Century Italian and Spanish Textiles

February 13—August 18, 2013

The Starr Miniature Collection: The Feminine Mystique

March 13—August 11, 2013

The Feminine Mystique: Portraits of and by Women

February 9—August 11, 2013

Invented Worlds: Photographs by Ruth Thorne-Thomsen

February 20—July 28, 2013

Brad Kahlhamer: Bowery Nation

March 22—July 21, 2013

Two Female Martyred Saints

March 1—June 23, 2013

Dürer to Tiepolo: Works on Paper

December 12, 2012—June 9, 2013

Run Wild! American Imagination on Paper

November 7, 2012—May 12, 2013

Journey through Mountains and Rivers: Chinese Landscapes Ancient and Modern

February 8—April 28, 2013

Electromediascope Spring 2013: The End

April 12—April 26, 2013

Maria and the Pueblo Pottery Tradition: The Sosland Collection

December 12, 2012—March 31, 2013

The Magnificent Collection of Gilbert G. Hargrove

November 23, 2012—March 24, 2013

Bonjour Picasso!

September 22, 2012—February 10, 2013

Cabinet of Curiosities: Photography & Specimens

September 12, 2012—February 10, 2013

Goya/Chagoya

August 4, 2012—February 3, 2013

Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans

October 20, 2012—January 27, 2013

Faces from China’s Past: Paintings for Entertainment & Remembrance

April 28—December 9, 2012

In the Footsteps of Rembrandt: The Etching Revival in Britain and America

June 13—December 9, 2012

Acts of Nature: Contemporary Decorative Arts

May 11, 2011—November 25, 2012

Fine Lines: Whistler and the American Etching Revival

April 11—November 4, 2012

The Future of Yesterday: Photographs of Architectural Remains of World's Fairs

June 28—October 28, 2012

Electromediascope Fall 2012: Possible Worlds: Community, Identity and Culture

October 12—October 26, 2012

Timothy H. O’Sullivan: The King Survey Photographs

April 7—September 2, 2012

Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939

April 14—August 19, 2012

Showcase: Collecting for Kansas City

June 9—August 12, 2012

The Starr Miniature Collection: Individual Representations

January 25—July 29, 2012

Abstraction: From A to B

January 28—July 27, 2012

Looking at Historic Lands: Urban and Rural

February 15—June 10, 2012

The Raft

January 21—April 29, 2012

Landscapes East/Landscapes West: Representing Nature from Mount Fuji to Canyon de Chelly

August 27, 2011—April 15, 2012

Ault on Paper

October 5, 2011—April 8, 2012

The Photographs of Brett Weston

November 23, 2011—March 25, 2012

Electromediascope Winter 2012: Alien Contact and Cultural Imagination

February 10—February 24, 2012

Masterworks of the German Renaissance

September 11, 2011—February 12, 2012

José Guadalupe Posada: Voice of the Mexican Common Man

October 29, 2011—February 12, 2012

The Starr Miniature Collection: Flattering Depictions

July 23, 2011—January 22, 2012

Town and Country: French Types in the 19th Century

July 23, 2011—January 22, 2012

To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America

October 15, 2011—January 8, 2012

Impressions & Improvisations: The Prints of Romare Bearden

October 15, 2011—January 8, 2012

After Ghostcatching

September 10—December 31, 2011

Heavens: Photographs of the Sky & Cosmos

June 15—November 13, 2011

Religious Subjects: A Variety of Approaches

June 8—October 16, 2011

Bingham@200

March 9—October 2, 2011

Lives on Hold: Searching for Agency and Identity in a Changing World

September 9—September 23, 2011

Devotion in Print: Masterworks of the German Renaissance

March 2—September 11, 2011

Roxy Paine: Scumaks and Dendroids

April 29—August 28, 2011

The Sacred Tripod: Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism in Harmony

February 19—August 14, 2011

Monet’s Water Lilies

April 9—August 7, 2011

zach houston: poemstore

June 25—July 31, 2011

Promoting the Artist: Portrait Miniatures by John Smart

January 26—July 17, 2011

The Art of Advertising

January 26—July 17, 2011

James Naismith - Original Rules of Basketball

March 5—June 12, 2011

The Human Body

November 30, 2010—June 5, 2011

The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker

January 15—June 5, 2011

RMB City Opera

February 4—June 5, 2011

Collecting with Passion: Contemporary Ceramics from the Lennie and Jerry Berkowitz Collection

December 8, 2010—May 8, 2011

American Art on Paper: Labor and Leisure

October 20, 2010—March 6, 2011

Electromediascope Winter 2011: InsideOut: New Performance Videos

February 11—February 25, 2011

The Treasury: The Splendor of Liturgical Objects

August 25, 2010—February 24, 2011

Cultivating Nature: Printmaking for Painting in 17th Century China

August 14, 2010—February 6, 2011

Solitary: Alienation in Modern Life

July 12, 2010—January 23, 2011

Romancing the West: Alfred Jacob Miller in the Bank of America Collection

September 25, 2010—January 16, 2011

Through African Eyes: The European in African Art, 1500-Present

September 25, 2010—January 9, 2011

Clare Twomey: Forever

October 9, 2010—January 2, 2011

Thinking Photography: Five Decades at the Kansas City Art Institute

July 24, 2010—January 2, 2011

Creating and Collecting: Kansas City and Contemporary Decorative Arts

August 25—December 5, 2010

Electromediascope Fall 2010: Wave Energies FeedBack: 30 Years of Electronic Media at Kansas City Art Institute

October 8—October 22, 2010

American Art on Paper: Souvenirs

May 5—October 17, 2010

Eyeing the Extraordinary: A Selection of Masterworks in The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

March 3—September 5, 2010

Flourishing Patterns: Textiles from Persia and Europe

February 24—August 22, 2010

Venice. 3 Visions in Glass—Cristiano Bianchin, Yoichi Ohira and Laura de Santillana

March 6—August 15, 2010

Expressions of Brush and Ink: Literati and Chan (Zen) Painting of China and Japan

January 13—August 1, 2010

Edward Steichen—In High Fashion: The Condé Nast Years 1923-1937

May 15—July 25, 2010

Exploring Egypt: 19th Century Expeditionary Photography

March 6—July 18, 2010

All the World’s a Stage: Theater and Costume

January 20—July 11, 2010

An Italian Panorama: The Romance of Ruins

November 10, 2009—May 16, 2010

American Art on Paper: Impressions of the Southwest and Mexico

October 14, 2009—April 11, 2010

Magnificent Gifts for the 75th

February 13—April 4, 2010

Electromediascope Winter 2010: Shifting Frames of Reference

February 12—February 26, 2010

Worldly Luxuries: Repetition in Renaissance Textiles

August 26, 2009—February 21, 2010

Hide & Seek: Picturing Childhood

September 26, 2009—February 21, 2010

Asian Influence on American Ceramics

June 9, 2009—January 24, 2010

Without Place—Without Time—Without Body

September 26, 2009—January 17, 2010

Starr Miniature Collection: The Fashionable Sitter

June 13, 2009—January 10, 2010

Nature Morte/Still Life: 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings

June 13, 2009—January 10, 2010

Decorative Designs, Decorative Landscapes and Still Life

April 28—November 8, 2009

Art on Paper: Highlights from the American Collection

April 22—October 11, 2009

Senses and Sensibilities

February 6—October 1, 2009

Electromediascope Fall 2009: Selected Works of Steina and Woody Vasulka

September 11—September 25, 2009

Beloved Daughters: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh

June 27—September 13, 2009

Inventing the Shuttlecocks

May 9—August 16, 2009

Islamic Inspirations and Influences

February 17—August 16, 2009

George Segal: Street Scenes

May 9—August 2, 2009

From the Land of the Taj Mahal: Paintings for India's Mughal Emperors in the Chester Beatty Library

March 21—June 14, 2009

The Photographs of Homer Page: The Guggenheim Year, New York, 1949-50

February 14—June 7, 2009

Contemporary American Studio Ceramics

June 10, 2008—June 7, 2009

Animalia: 19th and 20th Century European Prints and Drawings

December 6, 2008—June 7, 2009

The Starr Collection of European and American Miniatures: The Image and the Object

December 6, 2008—June 7, 2009

Electromediascope Spring 2009: Ear to the Ground: Art, Politics and Life

March 27—April 10, 2009

Resting Places Living Things: Designs by Michael Cross

October 18, 2008—April 5, 2009

Electromediascope Winter 2009: Time and Event in the Still and Moving Image

February 13—February 27, 2009

Fashionable Luxuries: French and Italian Textiles

August 18, 2008—February 15, 2009

Restoration: Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

October 11, 2008—February 8, 2009

Art in the Age of Steam: Europe, America and the Railway, 1830-1960

September 13, 2008—January 18, 2009

Landscapes: Real and Imagined

May 24—November 30, 2008

Starr Miniature Collection: The Sitter and the Setting

May 24—November 30, 2008

Human/Nature: Recent European Landscape Photography

June 28—October 5, 2008

Electromediascope Fall 2008: Opening Networks

September 12—September 26, 2008

Siah Armajani: Dialogue with Democracy

May 10—September 21, 2008

Print Lovers at 30: Celebrating Three Decades of Giving

May 3—July 20, 2008

Sparks! The William T. Kemper Collecting Initiative

May 3—July 20, 2008

In the Public Eye: Photography and Fame

March 8—June 15, 2008

Starr Miniature Collection: Military Portrait Miniatures

November 17, 2007—May 18, 2008

War and Suffering

November 17, 2007—May 17, 2008

Electromediascope Spring 2008: The Greenaway Chronicles

April 11—April 25, 2008

Tapping Currents: Contemporary African Art and the Diaspora

November 17, 2007—April 13, 2008

American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh

January 26—April 6, 2008

Time in the West: Photographs by Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe and Mark Ruwedel

October 27, 2007—March 2, 2008

Electromediascope Winter 2008 Life and Art: Stories from the Borderland

February 15—February 29, 2008

Red! Renaissance Italian and Spanish Textiles

August 28, 2007—February 17, 2008

Rising Dragon: Ancient Treasures from China

October 6, 2007—February 10, 2008

Tide of Chaos, Fervor Within: Chinese Painters of the 17th Century Respond to Dynastic Upheaval

November 23, 2004—February 3, 2008

The Glory of the Law: Treasures of Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture

October 2, 2004—January 1, 2008

Masterful European Collection

April 1, 2006—December 31, 2007

American Highlights

October 18, 2005—December 31, 2007

Developing Greatness: The Origins of American Photography, 1839–1885

June 9—December 30, 2007

Masterworks in Miniature

May 5—November 11, 2007

Kiki Smith: Constellation

June 9—October 28, 2007

Harry Callahan

June 9—October 21, 2007

Electromediascope Fall 2007: Allegories of the Real

September 14—September 28, 2007

Manet to Matisse: Impressionist Masters from the Marion and Henry Bloch Collection

June 9—September 9, 2007

Electromediascope Spring 2007

April 13—April 27, 2007

Electromediascope Winter 2007 Pop Music and Consumer Culture

February 9—February 23, 2007

Enrique Chagoya: ‘Return to Goya’s Caprichos’

July 6—December 31, 2006

The Feminine Mystique: Portraits of and by Women

April 1—October 8, 2006

Electromediascope Fall 2006

September 15—September 29, 2006

Religious Subjects: A Variety of Approaches

April 1—September 25, 2006

New Media Projects: William Kentridge

April 21—July 9, 2006

Realism and Abstraction: Six Degrees of Separation

June 19, 2004—June 18, 2006

Electromediascope 2005

January 1—December 31, 2005

Bingham to Benton: The Midwest as Muse

February 5—July 31, 2005

Frederick Sommer: Photography, Drawing, Collage––A Centennial Celebration

May 14—July 31, 2005

Electromediascope 2004

January 1—December 31, 2004

Black and White in America: Photography of the Civil Rights Era

June 19—October 3, 2004

George Catlin and His Indian Gallery

February 7—April 18, 2004

Marsden Hartley (1877–1943): American Painter

October 11, 2003—January 4, 2004

Electromediascope 2003

January 1—December 31, 2003

A Magnificent Age: French Paintings from the Walters Art Museum

June 28—September 7, 2003

Art of the Lega: Meaning and Metaphor in Central Africa

October 5, 2002—May 4, 2003

Electromediascope 2002

January 1—December 31, 2002

Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from The British Museum

April 13—July 7, 2002

Tempus Fugit: Time Flies

October 15—December 31, 2000

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