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 GoogleCalendar shows the titles of the first two specific events, bytime 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. Information given is accurate as of the time received, but please check with event coordinators and venues for possible changes. Remember to click on the Resources tab to find ongoing Things To Do.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.
ONGOING EVENTS/GENERAL INFORMATIONThe Dialogue Institute of Greater Kansas City Metro Areahosts Coffee Nights as well as Baklava Days with different communities: http://dialoguekc.org/The Dialogue Institute also offers cooking, water marbling and Turkish language classes; contact the Institute for details.Northeast Arts KC offers The Kansas City Midtown Coloring Book, featuring 20 homes and buildings in historic Midtown KC neighborhoods. The coloring books can be purchased for $19 (including postage) from Northeast Arts KC (www.northeastartskc.org).NOTE: Strawberry Hill Museum and Cultural Center is closed untilAugust 3 for renovation. The Truman Library is closing forRenovations beginning July 23, for approximately one year. TheNelson-Atkins is open Mondays 10 am – 5 pm through the summer.Library information:Remember to visit the Human Spirit collection of multicultural andmultifaith materials at the Plaza Branch Library. This collection,created by Cultural Crossroads with advice from the Greater KansasCity Interfaith Council and multiculturalists is an excellent resource for teachers and the general public. We all benefit from learning about each other!Mid-Continent Library website has a new online magazine, listing programs. See http://www.mymcpl.org/events and click on Beyond the Books online magazine for details.Our libraries are excellent resources and we are fortunate in KC Metroto have a wealth of library systems and branches -- check your local library for free classes on computer literacy, foreign languages, bilingual programsand English as a second language. Libraries also host numerous artexhibits, listing them on a daily basis, so check the website of your locallibrary for information. The Kansas City Library System now offers passportapplications 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/kidsany time -- day or night – to hear a story suitable for all ages!)CURRENT EXHIBITS OF A MULTICULTURAL NATUREOnline ExhibitsBlack Archives of Mid-America: http://www.blackarchives.org/galleryKemper Museum: https://www.kemperart.org/permanent-collectionNational Archives: https://www.archives.gov/exhibitsTruman Library: https://www.trumanlibrary.org/online-collections.htmWorld War I Museum: https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/online-collections-databasehttps://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-world-war-i-museumJune through OctoberArt in the LoopA 5-month run of artists and performers, in and around downtown Kansas CityInfo at www.artintheloop.comThrough August 2530 AmericansCelebrating 30 of the most important AfricanAmerican artists of our timeNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMOThrough September 1Color of Memory: Fabric Art in WWIWorld War I Museum, KCMOThrough September 8We’re Home – Now What?A special exhibition examining the challenging transition for service personnel from war-time duty to civilian life through archival materials.World War I Memorial and Museum, KCMOThrough September 29Faces from China’s PastNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, KCMOThrough January 6, 2020A Space of Our Own: Dollhouses of the 20th CenturyToy and Miniature Museum, 5235 Oak, KCMOAdmission chargeThrough May 10, 2020Teachers of Enlightenment:Traditions in Tibetan BuddhismGallery 203Nelson-Atkins Museum of ArtThrough May 31, 2020KC’s Guadalupe Centers: A Century of ServingThe Latino CommunityCentral Library, 14 W. 10th St, KCMONOTE: The model train exhibit at Union Station is free, butis closed until mid-April for renovation.NOTE: The Kansas City Museum (currently closed forrenovation) has opened exhibit space at the HistoricGarment 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 openFrom 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Saturday.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!This calendar does not include Independence Day celebrations and Fireworks displays, so check your favorite calendar for those events.Cultural Crossroads urges you to be safe and consider attending Public fireworks displays, rather than utilizing them yourself. We alsoEncourage you to celebrate our country’s birth and uniqueness Internally: see our blog post about Independence Day at:https://culturalcrossroadskc.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/a-personal-celebration/