The sights, sounds and experience of a uniquely American art form come alive at the American Jazz Museum in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District,
located in Kansas City, MO. Since its inception in September 1997, the Museum has hosted hundreds of thousands of students, scholars, musicians and fans for live performances, educational programs and symposia, special exhibitions, community
programs and countless other events in its many venues, including the Blue Room, Gem Theater, Changing Gallery & Horace M. Peterson III Visitors Center club and the Gem Theater.
Via interactive and multi-media displays, the permanent exhibit showcases Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker, among other jazz legends. The exhibit space also includes Studio at 18th & Vine, an interactive recording section as well as an educational section.
Changing Gallery Exhibit:American Sabor
Description: This Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition will feature Latino contributions within the American Music Landscape. This is going to be a ground-breaking show and collaboration between several Kansas City-based institutions including the Nelson Atkins Art Museum, Mattie Rhodes Center, The Mexican Consulate, Belger Art Space, Truman Medical Center, the City of KC, Writer’s Place, and others. The piece calls for the development of a strong Local Community of Honor (LCOH) component which engages collaborative cross promotions and programming among participating partners. As a host site, the Museum is eligible for funding through the Ford Motor Corporation. The Exhibition will include a healthy menu of public programming during its run here at the American Jazz Museum. It addition, the show will be strategically mounted during the Mexican Independence time frame and during Rhythm and Ribs (2013) thus providing enhanced programming opportunities.
Date: Estimated to run September, 2013 – December, 2013
Additional details about this fabulous exhibition available at americansabor.org
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