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The purpose of this calendar is to give information about events of multicultural and interfaith interest, as well as a listing for exhibits and special events.  You have the ability to see "month-at-a-glance" for both current and future months through our new Google calendar, by clicking on the link above. Please note that KC Metro has a lot going on and the Google Calendar  shows the titles of the first two specific events, by time of day; to see the full day’s schedule, click on “more.”  Exhibits and special events will continue to be publicized by email, in order to maintain a legible calendar, so please sign up (see box on right sidebar) to receive our monthly emails. Cultural Crossroads updates: See http://culturalcrossroadskc.wordpress.com to read all of our postings and to follow our blog. Also see the Publications tab on our website to read our Statements of position on various current issues. APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED NOW for the Cultural Crossroads scholarship for high school seniors in Jackson County, MO. This $500 scholarship will be awarded in the spring. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2020. Application and instructions at http://www.culturalcrossroads-kc.org/scholarship-application.htm   NEWS AND GENERAL INFORMATION Check the Resources and Building Community tabs on our website (www.culturalcrossroads-kc.org) for information about ongoing events in the Greater KC area and ways you can get involved in our community.  We are constantly adding information to both pages, so check back often.   Also, email us at culturalcrossroads@hotmail.com if you represent a group which should be listed on the Resources or Building Community pages.
The Truman Library is closed for renovations, for approximately one year; check www.trumanlibrary.org for special events elsewhere in the meantime. Johnson County Cedar Roe Library Branch will be closed until December 29 for installation of a new roof. For your planning purposes, please note that the website for the Strawberry Hill Museum states that they accept Cash or Check Only. Library information: Remember to visit the Human Spirit collection of multicultural and multifaith materials at the Plaza Branch Library.  This collection, created by Cultural Crossroads with advice from the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council and multiculturalists is an excellent resource for teachers and the general public.  We all benefit from learning about each other! Local libraries are sources of art exhibits.   Check the website of your neighborhood library to see what’s showing. See the Resources tab on our website for the websites of local library systems. Our libraries are excellent resources and we are fortunate in KC Metro to have a wealth of library systems and branches -- check your local library for free classes on computer literacy, foreign languages, bilingual programs and English as a second language.  Libraries also host numerous art exhibits, listing them on a daily basis, so check the website of your local library for information.  The Kansas City Library System now offers passport applications at the Westport, I.H. Ruiz, and Trails West branches.   You can also call the KC Library Dial-A-Story Line (816.701.3456 or visit kclibrary.org/kids any time -- day or night – to hear a story suitable for all ages!) CURRENT  EXHIBITS OF A MULTICULTURAL NATURE Online Exhibits  Black Archives of Mid-America: http://www.blackarchives.org/gallery  Kemper Museum: https://www.kemperart.org/permanent-collection  National Archives: https://www.archives.gov/exhibits Truman Library: https://www.trumanlibrary.org/online-collections.htm  World War I Museum: https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/online-collections-database https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-world-war-i-museum  Through November 29 “Dead is Natural, but our Reactions to Dead are Unnatural” Kansas City Artists Coalition 3200 Gillham Road, KCMO Through November Celebrate Native American Heritage Month Main Library, KCKS, 625 Minnesota, KCKS Through November Hmong Textiles in America West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82 nd  St, Kansas City, KS December 7 through December 28 Festival of Nativities Centenary United Methodist Church 245 Fourth Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 Event features nearly 400 nativity sets from around the world, with their cultural variations.  (Open Saturday/Sunday for first three weekends of December) Through December 29 New Democracy Art: A South African Saga of Women, Art and Identity Central Library, KCMO Through January 6, 2020 A Space of Our Own: Dollhouses of the 20 th  Century Toy and Miniature Museum, 5235 Oak, KCMO Admission charge Through January 19, 2020 Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, KCMO
Activating his awareness of colonial impact, Locke modifies
historical source material and artifacts to focus attention on
the United Kingdom, its monarchy, and his childhood home
of Guyana in South America. Through February 9, 2020 Access+Ability
Special exhibit features over 70 user-centered and
inclusive designs developed in the last decade—
from low-tech products that assist with daily routines
to sensors that stabilize tremors associated with
Parkinson’s disease.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMO February 14, 2020, through July 5, 2020 Gordon Parks x Muhammad Ali: The Image of a Champion, 1066/1970 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMO Through March 29, 2020 Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMO (admission fee) Through April 26, 2020 Genghis Khan Union Station, KCMO (admission fee) Through May 10, 2020 Teachers of Enlightenment: Traditions in Tibetan  Buddhism Gallery 203 Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Through May 31, 2020 KC’s Guadalupe Centers: A Century of Serving The Latino Community Central Library, 14 W. 10 th  St, KCMO NOTE: The Kansas City Museum (currently closed for renovation) has opened exhibit space at the Historic Garment District Museum, 800 Broadway, KCMO. There is no admission fee to the Historic Garment District Museum; entrance to the Kansas City Museum space is $5/person (children under 12 are free).  The space is open From 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Saturday.
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