Your not-so-quiet night at the museum! Join the revelry every third Thursday of the month for live music, free programs, art activities and more…all just for adults!

May 17: We’re focusing on the self this time around, but we hope Third Thursday resonates with your soul every month. Join us for a night celebrating your awesome selves!

Are you a performer, vendor, organization or just inspired and interested in making Third Thursdays amazing? Please contact us with your vision for getting involved.

Me, Myself, and I

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Soul Revival

R&B and Soul music with a 90’s vibe that’s modern: this defines the music of Soul Revival. Soul Revival is a music duo comprised of singer/songwriter Derick Pierre and producer/musician Desmond “D. Professor” Mason. Together, with the smooth engaging voice of Derick Pierre and the soulful, yet imaginative production from D. Professor, they seek to bring back to the forefront good music that people can truly vibe to anywhere.

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DJ Joe and Ice Kole

DJ Joe is more than a DJ, more than a Drummer, more than just your average party starter. Experience the fun for yourself!

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96.5 The Buzz Prize Pack Giveaway

Some lucky Third Thursday visitor will win a prize package from 96.5 The Buzz that could include concert tickets, music downloads and swag.

To enter, fill out a Third Thursday MadLib card at the art table. Add your name and number and we’ll text the winner at 8:30 pm (better respond quick before we move on to the next person!). Must be present to win.

Bloch Lobby

The Selfie Boutique

The Selfie Boutique, KC’s immersive art playground designed to bring people together and create happiness, is popping up at the museum for an evening! Check out the photobooth like you’ve never seen before and grab a flyer to participate in a photo contest!

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Drop-in Art Activity: Inspired Self-Portraits

Using mirrors and influences from portrait styles through the ages, draw a self-portrait using motifs that represent you!

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Participatory Public Art Project: Before I Die

Before I Die is a global art project that invites people to contemplate death and reflect on their lives. Originally created by the artist Candy Chang (check out her TED talk on the topic!) on an abandoned house in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved, today there are over 2,000 walls around the world. A pop-up wall will be in the museum lobby for one night only so come down and add your response.

Noguchi Court

Yoga Class with Nella Yoga

Come experience a unique blend of rhythm and yoga by Shanell Petersen-Reffell, founder of Nella Yoga, accompanied with live drumming by Danny Hinds, owner of Art in Motion LLC, located at 5504-5506 Troost. All that surrounds us is connected in rhythm, this combination of yoga and live drumming begins to heal the inner most part of our beings as we dive into self-exploration and discovery with curiosity and compassion. Please wear or bring comfortable clothes you can move in and bring your own mat if possible (limited number of extra mats will be available). Mats can be held at the free Coat Check in Bloch Lobby before and after the class. Class number is limited; first come, first served.

Shanell Petersen-Reffell is a 5th generation Virgin Islander, born and raised on the island of St. Thomas. A wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, and community advocate, she is a recent transplant to Kansas City, who fell in love with the charm of the Midwest and founded Nella Yoga in 2015. As a dance educator, Danny Hinds Diallo’s passion is to teach and develop the human mind and body to master and retain both a high level of theoretical and practical efficiency. He also provides learning opportunities for children, teens, and adults in an effort to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation for the arts as a means of cultural, community, social, economical, and educational development.

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Gallery Moment: The Big Picture

Shown in all 3,000 square feet of the photography galleries, The Big Picture: A Transformative Gift from the Hall Family Foundation signals the culmination of two years of acquisitions and coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Hall Family Foundation, who made a special $10 million grant to broaden and deepen the photography collection. Explore the exhibition, taking special note of how portrait photography has changed through the ages, and take part in the in-gallery game.

Mickalene Thomas, American (b. 1971). Afro Goddess Ex Lover’s Friend, 2006. Chromogenic print, 39 1/2 × 49 1/2 inches. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, 2016.75.293.

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Happy Hour

Enjoy small plates, a full bar and an artful experience.

Summer Solstice

Some Assembly Required