Belger Arts Center
John & Maxine Belger Family Foundation
Belger Arts Center
Current Exhibition

Modern Communication (detail) - Terry Allen  - Kansas City Gallery
Terry Allen
Modern Communication (detail), 1993
For Police & Fire Dept. Communication Center
27" x 21"
Gouache, ink, color pencil, graphite.
Image: Courtesy of L.A. LOUVER.

Possible Impossible: Terry Allen Study Drawings for Public Works
Feburary 6 - May 2, 2015
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Modern Communication, one of the most talked about sculptures to evolve from Kansas City's One Percent for Art program, has returned to its site in front of the city's Police and Fire Department Communication Center Building. This homecoming coincides with Belger Arts Center’s exhibition Possible Impossible: Terry Allen Study Drawings for Public Works. The exhibit opens on the third floor of the Belger Arts Center on First Friday, February 6, and runs through May 2.

Update 4/15/15: Read Controversial Public Artwork Back On Display In Downtown Kansas City by Laura Spencer of KCUR. You can also listen to Laura and Terry Allen discussing Modern Communication. Possible Impossible: The Study Drawings for Public Artworks by Terry Allen Closes May 2.

Dragon Fight - Robert Stackhouse - Belger Arts Center - Kansas City
Robert Stackhouse
Dragon Fight, 1987
Watercolor and Charcoal on paper,
mounted on linen
61 1/2 x 194 x 2 1/4 inches

Expanding the Perimeter
October 3, 2014 - April 4, 2015
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On First Friday, October 3, the Belger Arts Center will open “Expanding the Perimeter,” featuring a dozen large scale 2D and 3D artworks from the Belger Collection. Among the artists in the exhibit are John De Andrea, Chris Cross, Stephen Fleming, Sara Mast, James Morphesis, David Parrish, Robert Stackhouse, William T. Wiley, and Terry Winters. The exhibit will run through April 4, 2015.

"The Belger Arts Center is amazing in its presence in Kansas City; not quite a museum, not a university gallery, not a commercial gallery. It is an entity in itself that defies definition. It is an incredible resource and contribution to the visual arts in Kansas City."

- Dr. Kathleen Desmond, REVIEW magazine, November 2004

Feel free to contact us for more info about any of our exhibitions or to schedule tours for groups of 10 or more.
  The Belger Arts Center - 2100 Walnut, 3rd Floor - Kansas City, MO 64108 - Office: (816) 474-3250  
  The Belger Arts Center is located on the 1st & 3rd floors at 2100 Walnut St. Kansas City, MO in the Crossroads Arts District.
Open Wed-Thur-Fridays 10am-4pm & Saturdays Noon-4pm or by appointment. Open "First Fridays" of each month until 9pm.
Exhibition is always free and open to the public. Please call to schedule tours for groups 10 or more.

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