Originally shown at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, selected black-and-white portraits from B.A. Van Sise’s 90-photograph, four-essay book Invited to Life: Finding Hope After the Holocaust are on display in Kansas City for the first time. They document the lives of more than 150 Holocaust survivors in the U.S. after World War II.
Philip Heying sees Kansas’ vast, rolling Flint Hills grasslands not only for what they are today but also for the possibilities they hold for the future – one in which we learn from the landscape and those who inhabited it for thousands of years without destroying it. He conveys that promise through a series of photographs comprising his exhibition Survey of Elemental Gratitude.
Kansas City’s aviation history dates to the mid-19th century and a scene right out of Oz – the first ascension of a manned hot air balloon in the city, witnessed by thousands of people spilled onto rooftops and other high vantage points. It extends from biplanes to bombers, from dusty airfields to modern airports, from flying schools to the successful pursuit of a hometown airline, TWA.