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. In 2022, the new Mattie Rhodes Cultural Center was completed at 1701 Jarboe, KCMO 64108, just one block away from our previous gallery space.
At the new Cultural Center, Mattie Rhodes 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! 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.
Current Art Exhibitions
Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery
First Friday Opening
Friday October 7th 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, local vendors and fun!
Calaca Parade and Closing Reception
Friday, November 4th 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
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
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 Cultural Center, 1701 Jarboe, Kansas City MO, 64108
For questions or more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-221-2356.
Cultural Center Coordinator
1701 Jarboe 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