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

Tenant House V - William Christenberry  - Kansas City Gallery
William Christenberry
Tenant House V, 1964
54 X 66
oil on canvas
Image: Belger Arts Center

William Christenberry
March 7 May 3, 2014
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Belger Arts Center is pleased to announce the William Christenberry exhibition, a selection of works in various mediums, from his earliest drawings to some of his most recent two- and three-dimensional work. The exhibition opens on First Friday, March 7, 2014 with an opening reception from 6-9pm. William Christenberry is on view through May 3, 2014.

Pratt & Whitney Under Construction in 1943 - Cydney Millstein and photographer Richard Welnowski - Kansas City Gallery
Test Cell, Pratt & Whitney Plant, 1943
Historic photograph by
Tyner-Murphy, Kansas City, MO
Image courtesy of
Albert Kahn Associates, Inc., Detroit, MI

Velocity of Change
February 7 - May 3, 2014
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In February 2014 the Belger Arts Center will join forces with architectural historian Cydney Millstein, and photographer Richard Welnowski for a very special look at Kansas City from World War II and after. Velocity of Change: The Evolution of Albert Kahn's Pratt & Whitney Plant in Kansas City, documents the progression of a complex that includes a 3,000,000 square foot manufacturing plant originally built in 1943 in less than nine months.

FREE tours and hands-on activities are offered to school groups and organizations. To schedule a stand-alone tour or one that includes a hands-on activity, contact Mo Dickens at 816-474-3250 or via e-mail at

Update - 4/18/2014: Read Elisabeth Kirsch's article on Velocity of Change, from The Kansas City Star.

Update - 4/08/2014: Read Tracy Abeln's article on Velocity of Change, from The Pitch.

KCPT recently had a nice conversation with Cydney Millstein. View the video below.

Please visit Red Star Studios, at their new home inside of Belger Crane Yard Studios, to view the exhibitions at our other location.

"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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