I do love my city.  One of the gems of our city is the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.  I appreciate how much the museum offers on art and culture from Mexico and Latin America.  Right now a spectacular collection of art from Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is on display.  In addition, the museum is hosting a Family Fiesta and a Mexican film series for more opportunities to explore the art and culture of Mexico.  Below I have listed all the upcoming museum events in chronological order.  Click here for more information from the museum website.  (Unless noted otherwise, all images are from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art website.)

June 1-August 18 Friday Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Masterpieces of MODERM MEXICO
Ticket Prices:
Adults: $8
Seniors over 55: $7
Students with ID: $5
Members and Children 12 and under: FREE






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July 13 (Saturday)  Rudo y Cursi   
1:00 PM–Atkins Auditorium
FREE, Tickets Required (816) 751-1278
(2008) Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Written and directed by Carlos Cuarón, this comedy/drama features actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna who play siblings rivaling each other in the world of professional soccer.

July 19 (Friday) Fiesta in the Park
5:00-9:00 PM–Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park
FREE, No Tickets Required
Stroll with the mariachi band, enjoy a paleta, enter the Frida & Diego costume contest, play the lotería.  Check out their website for more details, as there is SO MUCH TO ENJOY!





July 20 (Saturday) Biutiful (R)
1:00 PM–Atkins Auditorium
FREE, Tickets Required (816) 751-1278
(2010) Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) stars in this movie about a man who lives knowing what his death will be.





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July 27 (Saturday) Lucía, Lucía (R)
1:00 PM–Atkin Auditorium
FREE, Tickets Required (816) 751-1278
(2003) Spanish w/ English Subtitles
The story about a children’s author, whose husband disappears, and her journey to find him.





August 1 (Thursday) Special Presentation: The Gelman Collection in Depth
6:00-7:00 PM–Atkins Auditorium
FREE, Tickets Required (816) 751-1278
Edward Sullivan gives an in-depth look at the Gelman Collection.  Mr. Gelman was a Russian-born Mexican film director.  He and his wife were a large part of the art scene in Mexico city, and thus commissioned and collected works of art from Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.



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August 3 (Saturday) El violín
1:00 PM–Atkins Auditorium
FREE, Tickets Required (816) 751-1278
A film about an unnamed Latin American country whose government is fighting rural insurgents.

Listen here for a great introduction to the collection currently hosted by the Nelson-Atkins and explanation of the exhibit.

From KCUR website… “On Friday’s Up to Date, Julian Zugazagoitia, Director and CEO of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Gregorio Luke, a Mexican art specialist, join Steve Kraske to talk about the Mexican artist couple whose work has captivated audiences for decades.”