The 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.
The 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.
First Friday 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.
Pre-scheduled Tours 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. Pre-scheduled tour hours are Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 5pm or Saturday 12 – 6pm for groups of 10 or more. Contact 816-221-2349, to schedule. *Costs may differ for Day of the Dead.
Current Art Exhibitions
Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery
First Friday Opening
Friday October 4th 6-10 pm
Our exhibition celebrates the colorful and loving holiday of Mexico! The exhibit hosts art and ofrendas, created by local artists, families, and community members. This evening’s festivities include live music, food, entertainment, and fun!
Family Street Fiesta
Saturday October 5th 1-6PM
This moving exhibit & fun festivities are perfect for the whole family! Watch live entertainment, enjoy delicious food, and browse through wonderful local vendors!
Calaca Parade and Closing Reception
Friday November 1st 6-11 pm
Join us for our final celebration! Be part of our Calaca Parade and light up the night as we parade through the Westside neighborhood!
Calaca Parade Workshop
Saturday October 19
Join us in creating decorations for our upcoming Calaca parade! Learn to make Marigolds, create large skeletons for floats, and many other decorations to help get you in the spirit and ready for our parade!
Mini/Personal Altar Workshop
Saturday October 26 1-3 pm
Come create your own small, personalized altar using traditional colors and symbolism of Day of the Dead. Please bring photos and small personal objects and we will provide all the fun decorating materials.
To register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FIELD TRIP VISITS & TOURS
Tuesday- Fridays October 8th – November 8th
Visit the gallery with your group and get a guided tour of the exhibit, fun and educational Day of the Dead information and a hands-on cultural art activity!
Tin Ornaments: $5
Bottle Caps: $5
Sugar Skulls: $7
Groups are welcome to reserve 1.5 hour spots Tues-Frid for groups of 10-60
Please contact email@example.com to schedule
Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery – 915 & 919 West 17th St Kansas City MO, 64108 – 816.581.5631
For questions or more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-221-2356.
Cultural Arts Coordinator
919 W 17th St. Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (gallery) 816.581.5631 (main) 816.221.2349 (fax) 816.471.2521
Wednesday – Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 pm
- To Register for Workshops or if you have additional questions, please contact Kiki Serna, Cultural Arts Coordinator at (816) 221-2349 or email: email@example.com
- To become a participating Artist, or if you would like more information on exhibitions & discussions – please contact Kiki Serna, Cultural Arts Coordinator at (816) 221-2349 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LUCHA LIBRE: Heroes, Mascaras, and Acrobats – June 2016
CHICANO VOICE/Chicano Arts Festival & Exhibition – May 2016
MUJER/WOMAN: Latina Artists as Examiners, Documenters & Creators – March 2016
Youth Art & Expressions: Inaugural Exhibition of Student Work Across State Line – February 2016
La Reina / Our Lady of Guadalupe Exhibition – December 2015
17th Annual Did de Los Muertos Exhibition – October 2015
Tortilla Pachange: A Community Art Event – June 2015
17th Annual Children’s Art Exhibit – May 2015
Los Colores de la Vida – March/April 2015
Loteria y Hecho a Mano Mercado – December 5,2014 – February 14, 2015
Dia de los Muertos – October/November 2014
Kenyan Dreams – September 2014
Children’s Exhibition– April/May 2014
Weaving Lives, Engaging History – December 2013 – February 2014
Dia de los Muertos – October- November 2013
Art of the Mask – June- August 2013
Children’s Exhibition – May 2013
Artifacts of Immigration – February/March 2013
La Reina & The Art of Giving – December 2012/January 2013