Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery
was established in 1999 to provide emerging and established Latino artists a venue in which to display their art work, as well as a place for the community to celebrate and learn about Latino culture through visual arts.
Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery continues to invite all artists to exhibit works that explore themes important to the Latino culture. We strive to educate the public about the importance of the arts and bring together many cultures within our community. Contact 816-221-2349
for more information on our exhibits.
artist receptions are held most First Fridays of the month beginning at 6:00pm, including refreshments,music and other entertainment. All exhibits are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. Please call 816-221-2349
for more information.
are a great way to get the most out of an exhibit! Let us guide you through our current exhibit and share cultural and historic details. Afterwards, it’s your turn to be creative! Participate in an art activity designed specifically for the exhibit. Join us for this fun and educational opportunity! Cost is $5/person for tour and activity* or $3 for tour only. Tours are scheduled Tuesday-Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm for groups of 10 or more. Contact 816-221-2349,
to schedule. *Costs may differ for Day of the Dead.
September 2 – 23, 2011
First Friday Opening Reception: Sept 2nd, 6–9 p.m.
The transition from childhood to adulthood is a significant passage for adolescents in almost all cultures. The quinceañera tradition celebrates a young girl's coming of age. Dust off your tiara and come celebrate your birth into womanhood with family, friends, music and food!
Call to Artists
Día de los Muertos
October 7 – November 19, 2011
First Friday Opening Reception: October 7 th, 6–9 p.m.
First Friday Second Reception: Nov 4th, 6–9 p.m.
Come celebrate the color & culture of the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). There will be music, food and wonderful art. This event allows for an intimate viewing of ofrendas (altars) which are created by local families & artists as well as a display of Day of the Dead inspired works of art. Experience the memory, love & creativity this holiday inspires and be part of this colorful tradition!
Call to Artists
Día de los Muertos
Saturday, October 8th, 1–9 p.m.
Experience the best Day of the Dead Festival in Kansas City! The festivities last all evening and are perfect for the whole family. Watch live entertainment including musical and dance performances. Enjoy delicious foods from local and internatiobnal food vendors. Buy wonderful handmade gifts from local artisans and come to the giftshop to see the treasures brought from Mexico! Play fun games in our kid's carnival and participate in contests to win great prizes.
La Paloma y la Rana – May/June 2011
Corazón – February/March 2011
Children's Exhibition – April 2011
Visions of Our Lady of Guadalupe – December 2010/January 2011
Dia de los Muertos – October/November 2010
Cuatro Cuadrado – September 2010
¡Viva! – May/June 2010
Celebrate! 40 Years of After School Art – April 2010
Este es mi México – March 2010
El Mercado – December 2009
Día de los Muertos – October/November 2009
Folk Art of the Americas – September 2009
Cultural Composite – May/June 2009
My Masterpiece – April 2009
Venha a Carnaval – February/March 2009
El Mercado – December 2008
Día de los Muertos – October/November 2008
La Loteria: Arte y Adivinanzas – September 2008
In Contrast – June 2008
The Chicano Experience – May 2008
Celebration of Children – April 2008
Exhibicion de Lenguas Indigenas – March 2008