Area Educational & Cultural
Kauffman Foundation: www.kauffman.org
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a non-profit foundation based in Kansas City, Missouri. It has an asset base of $2 billion. The Kauffman Foundation states that its vision is to foster "a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities." It focuses its grant making and operations on two areas: advancing entrepreneurship and improving the education of children and youth. Established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Kauffman Foundation is the largest American foundation to focus on entrepreneurship. The current President and CEO is Carl Schramm.
The Black Archives of Mid-America: www.blackarchives.org
The mission of the Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City, Inc. is to collect, preserve and make available to the public materials documenting the social, economic, political and cultural histories of persons of African American descent in the central United States, with particular emphasis in the Kansas City, Missouri region. Black Archives of Mid-America is an educational resource and provides access to its collections for research, exhibition and publication to honor our community heritage and to catalyze public awareness.
Hallmark Visitors Center: www.hallmarkvisitorscenter.com
Travel through our story -- from our humble beginnings in 1910 with our founder "Mr. J.C." Hall to the creation of our world-famous Hallmark greeting cards and Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments to the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame television series. It's all here! Get your passport to fun when you walk in the door. Interactive displays and fascinating exhibits make your tour fun for the entire family. Best of all, your trip to the Hallmark Visitors Center requires no reservations, no tickets, and it's FREE!
Kansas City Museum: www.kcmuseum.com
The Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall is a small museum in the historic Northeast Neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Also known as the R.A. Long House, the 3-acre plot consists of Corinthian Hall and its outbuildings, most of which have been renovated to contain various displays concerning local area history and natural sciences, a 50-seat planetarium, and a 1910-style soda fountain that serves up phosphates and ice cream.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art: www.kemperart.org
Founded in 1994, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents modern and contemporary art of the highest quality and significance. It collects, preserves, documents, interprets, and exhibits a growing permanent collection; develops and presents special exhibitions; and offers a variety of educational programs. Admission is always free and the Museum serves a diverse and inclusive public population. The popular and acclaimed Café Sebastienne and the Museum Shop are found within the Kemper Museum.
National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame: www.aghalloffame.com
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame was issued a rare federal charter by the US Congress in 1960 to serve as the national museum of agriculture and a memorial to industry leaders. A site in Bonner Springs, Kansas was chosen. It is located East of K-7 and just South of State Avenue (US-24, near 126th Street) next to Sandstone Amphitheater and the grounds for the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
National World War I Museum: www.theworldwar.org
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial provides an extraordinary experience. The state-of-the-art Museum gives you the chance to explore and discover the nation's most extensive assembly of artifacts, photography, art and narratives of the Great War ever presented in a single collection. The Museum introduces the war in unprecedented ways – through visual and audio sensory stimulation to mold an unforgettable experience in the minds of all visitors – young and old.
University of Missouri at Columbia: www.missouri.edu
The University of Missouri (Mizzou, MU, University of Missouri–Columbia or simply Missouri) is a public research university located in the state of Missouri. In 1839 the university was founded in Columbia, Missouri, as the first public institution of higher education west of the Mississippi River. The largest university in Missouri, MU enrolls over 32,000 students in 20 academic colleges. The university is the flagship of the University of Missouri System which maintains campuses in Rolla, Kansas City and St. Louis. MU is one of thirty-four public universities to be members of the Association of American Universities and the only one in Missouri. MU is located in Columbia, Missouri just south of down-town. The campus is designated a botanical garden by the state of Missouri. The academic portion of campus is split into two main groups known as Red Campus and White Campus. Red Campus is the historical core of academic buildings situated around the landmark columns of the David R. Francis Quadrangle. Red Campus also includes buildings such as Jesse Hall and Switzler Hall.
K State University: www.k-state.edu
Kansas State University, commonly shortened to K-State, is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas. The university saw a record high enrollment of 23,588 students for the Fall 2010 semester. The university is classified as a research university with very high research (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Kansas University: www.ku.edu
The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU or just Kansas) is a public research university, and the largest university in the state of Kansas. KU Campuses are located in Lawrence, Kansas City, Kansas, and Overland Park, Kansas, with the main campus being located in Lawrence on Mount Oread. The University was founded in 1865 by the citizens of Lawrence under a charter from the Kansas Legislature. It claims the title of flagship university of the state of Kansas (although Kansas State University was the first public university in the state).
University of Missouri - Kansas City: www.umkc.edu
The University of Missouri–Kansas City (often referred to as UMKC) is an institution of higher learning located in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Its main campus is in Kansas City's Rockhill neighborhood east of the Country Club Plaza. The university's enrollment is around 15,000, and is expected to increase by 20% in 2011. It is a part of the University of Missouri System.
Kansas City Art Institute: www.kcai.edu
The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) is a private, independent, four-year college of fine arts and design founded in 1885 in Kansas City, Missouri. KCAI is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. It has about 75 faculty members and some 600 students. KCAI offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, in which a comprehensive liberal arts program is complemented by emphasis in one of the following studio majors: Animation, Ceramics, Design, Fiber, Painting, Photo & New Media, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Majors in Art History as well as Studio Art with an emphasis in Creative Writing are also available.
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts:
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is a performing arts center currently under construction in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, at 16th and Broadway near the Power & Light District, the Sprint Center and the Crossroads Arts District. It is part of the ongoing redevelopment of downtown Kansas City. Once completed, it will be performance home to the Kansas City Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and the Kansas City Ballet which currently perform eight blocks north of the center at the Lyric Theatre.