Skip to main content
Martine Gutierrez, Demons, Chin 'Demon of Lust,' p93 from Indigenous Woman, 2018

September 9, 2022 - February 5, 2023

Nerman Museum Exhibition: 'Adorned'

Oppenheimer, Thompson, and Anonymous Galleries, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Over 30 artists explore what it means to be our true selves through the act of adornment.

Arts & Performances

JCCC Gives logo.

October 19, 2022 - December 16, 2022

JCCC Gives 2022

COM 309

Make this festive season bright for students, faculty and staff in need.

Community, Campus Life

Detail of 'Jealous Shadow' by Larry Thomas

November 1, 2022 - March 5, 2023

Fine Arts Exhibition: Larry Thomas | ‘Accrued Glimpses’

FADS Gallery

Discover previously unreleased artwork

Arts & Performances, Campus Life

Left: Jess Dugan, Shira and Sarah, 2020; Right: Jess Dugan, Self-portrait (blue room), 2021

November 5, 2022 - May 7, 2023

Nerman Museum Exhibition: Jess T. Dugan | 'Look at me like you love me'

Oppenheimer New Media Gallery

Jess T. Dugan's work will be on display Nov. 5, 2022, to May 7, 2023, in the Oppenheimer New Media Gallery.

Arts & Performances

Priya Kambli and an image from her installation that says I AM AN AMERICAN.

November 12, 2022 - March 12, 2023

Nerman Museum Exhibition: Priya Suresh Kambli | 'I Am an American/I Am an Indian'

McCaffree Gallery

Priya Suresh Kambli's work will be on display Nov. 12, 2022, to Mar. 12, 2023, in the McCaffree Gallery.

Arts & Performances

A circus ringmaster holds a wiener dog puppet.

December 7, 2022 - December 10, 2022

Arts Education: What If Puppets (formerly Paul Mesner Puppets) | 'Cirque du Wiener Dog'

Polsky Theatre

Cirque du Wiener Dog is a variety show featuring a cast of wacky wiener dog performers. Six performances over four days!

Arts & Performances

Logo that says Tis the Season and HMCKC.

3:30 PM, December 11, 2022

“’Tis the Season” | Heartland Men’s Chorus

Yardley Hall

The Heartland Men’s Chorus is back delivering a full spectrum of class, sass, and tidings of good cheer!

Arts & Performances

Image of a calendar icon

4:00 PM, January 9, 2023

Board of Trustees Special Meeting

Virtual, or CoLab (OCB 100)

The public is welcome to attend meetings of the Board of Trustees in person in the Collaboration Center (OCB 100) or via zoom webinar.

Community

Two students working at laptops.

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, January 10, 2023

CavConnection

Food Court Dining Room, COM 155

Prepare yourself for a great college start!

Campus Life

Bobby Watson holding a saxophone.

7:00 PM, January 15, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: Winterlude – Bobby Watson Quartet

Polsky Theatre

For more than three decades, Bobby Watson has contributed consistently intelligent, sensitive and well-thought-out music to the modern-day jazz lexicon.

Arts & Performances

Lauren Quin, Untitled, 2022 – 78 x 156 inches, oil on canvas.

January 21, 2023 - June 18, 2023

Nerman Museum Exhibition: Lauren Quin | 'My Hellmouth'

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Works by Lauren Quin will be exhibited Jan. 21 through Jun. 18, 2023, in the Nerman Museum's Cohen and Lieberman Galleries.

Arts & Performances, Campus Life, Community

Oran Etkin engages with a group of children.

11:00 AM, January 21, 2023

MTC Kids Jam series – Oran Etkin’s Timbalooloo | 'Finding Friends Far from Home'

Polsky Theatre

The MTC Kids Jam concert series is specially designed with families in mind! Join us in the MTC lobby at 10 a.m. for art activities followed by a 60-minute concert with an acclaimed children’s musician.

Arts & Performances

Oran Etkin holding a clarinet.

7:00 PM, January 22, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: Oran Etkin — 'Open Arms'

Polsky Theatre

Etkin's unique sound on the clarinet, bass clarinet and saxophone comes from an openness to deep musical connections that transcend cultural and generational boundaries.

Arts & Performances

The Opus 76 Quartet standing in the Midwest Trust Centerwith instruments

2:00 PM, January 29, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: Opus 76 Quartet — 'Amadeus' (recital + film)

Polsky Theatre

Described as a “brilliant young string quartet” by London’s Spectator and giving “certainly passionate performances” by The Kansas City Star, Opus 76 Quartet is proud to return to MTC as artists-in-residence.

Arts & Performances

Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and Professor Stacy Davidson.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, February 1, 2023

Great Books Mini-Lecture Series: ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’

CoLab and Zoom

Set sail on a nautical adventure! Presented by Stacy Davidson.

Community, Campus Life

A young girl playing Cenicienta/Cinderella.

February 2, 2023 - February 4, 2023

Arts Education: Cenicienta: A Bilingual Cinderella Story

Polsky Theatre

Using everyday objects, 10-year-old Belinda recreates the classic tale of Cinderella. This captivating retelling tackles cultural heritage, family and the power of language. Morning and afternoon performances.

Arts & Performances

The Small Glories – Cara Luft and J.D. Edwards.

7:00 PM, February 5, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: The Small Glories

Polsky Theatre

Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories could almost make you believe in fate.

Arts & Performances

An actress playing Lucille Ball scratches her head.

February 11, 2023 - February 12, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: L.A. Theatre Works — 'Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom'

Polsky Theatre

The hilarious, true story behind one of America’s most beloved TV comedies. Shows at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Arts & Performances

Composite image of 4 performers in Voices of Mississippi.

7:30 PM, February 11, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: 'Voices of Mississippi'

Yardley Hall

"Voices of Mississippi” is a new multimedia event that celebrates the music, art and storytelling traditions of the people of Mississippi.

Arts & Performances

Author Rebekah Taussig and her book “Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body.”

10:00 AM - 12:50 PM, February 15, 2023

Common Read 2022-23 Capstone: ‘Why Accessibility Is Important to All of Us’

Polsky Theatre and CoLab

Rebekah Taussig — writer, teacher, advocate, human lady person

Community, Conferences & Lectures, Campus Life

The Emerson Quartet.

8:00 PM, February 18, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: Emerson Quartet Farewell Tour

Yardley Hall

The Emerson String Quartet has maintained its status as one of the world’s premier chamber music ensembles for more than four decades. With special guest David Finckel, cello.

Arts & Performances

Trent Austin playing a trumpet.

7:00 PM, February 19, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: Winterlude – Trent Austin Quartet

Polsky Theatre

As a trumpeting Renaissance man, Trent Austin plays jazz classics with the influences of classical and contemporary music.

Arts & Performances

Magician Kevin Spencer pulls flowers out of a hat.

12:00 PM, February 23, 2023

Arts Education: The Magic of Kevin Spencer

Yardley Hall

Be amazed as Kevin Spencer combines the art of storytelling with illusion and magic, drawing you into this fun-filled, sensory-inclusive experience. Shows at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Arts & Performances

Poster art for “Wonder of the World” by David Lindsay-Abaire.

February 24, 2023 - February 26, 2023

Academic Theatre: ‘Wonder of the World’ by David Lindsay-Abaire

Bodker Black Box Theatre

Take the plunge on this unusually chaotic tour!

Arts & Performances, Community, Campus Life

The 4 members of DakhaBrakha.

8:00 PM, February 24, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: DakhaBrakha

Polsky Theatre

Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethno chaos” band DakhaBrakha creates a world of unexpected new music.

Arts & Performances

The Opus 76 Quartet performing

2:00 PM, February 26, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: Opus 76 Quartet — Haydn and Schubert

Polsky Theatre

Join the Midwest Trust Center’s Artists-in-Residence for an intimate performance on the stage of Yardley Hall. Patrons will sit in the round as the Opus 76 Quartet plays works by Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert.

Arts & Performances

Cartoon poster with children and animals, and the title of show and author.

March 2, 2023

Arts Education: It’s Okay to Be Different – Stories by Todd Parr

Yardley Hall

Ideal for young audiences, the hourlong production “It’s Okay to Be Different – Stories by Todd Parr” features three books from his collection. Morning, afternoon and evening performances.

Arts & Performances

Poster art for “Wonder of the World” by David Lindsay-Abaire.

March 3, 2023 - March 5, 2023

Academic Theatre: ‘Wonder of the World’ by David Lindsay-Abaire

Bodker Black Box Theatre

Take the plunge on this unusually chaotic tour!

Campus Life, Community, Arts & Performances

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra,

8:00 PM, March 3, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Orchestra

Yardley Hall

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras, renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s greatest orchestral music.

Arts & Performances

The Brooklyn Rider string quartet.

7:00 PM, March 5, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: Brooklyn Rider — 'Variations on a Theme'

Polsky Theatre

With its gripping performance style and unquenchable appetite for musical adventure, Brooklyn Rider has carved a singular space in the world of string quartets over its 15-year history.

Arts & Performances

Members of Danu.

8:00 PM, March 10, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: Danú — St. Patrick's Celebration

Yardley Hall

A perennial favorite of MTC audiences, Danú’s standing-room-only concerts throughout Ireland feature high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.

Arts & Performances

John McCutcheon.

8:00 PM, March 11, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: John McCutcheon

Polsky Theatre

From simple beginnings, John McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folk singers.

Arts & Performances

The Opus 76 Quartet standing with instruments

March 12, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: Opus 76 Quartet — Tchaikovsky and Schumann with Ramona Pansegrau, piano

Polsky Theatre

Hailed as “Kansas City’s Premier String Quartet” (KC Independent), the Opus 76 Quartet and pianist Ramona Pansegrau, Kansas City Ballet Music Director, reunite to perform Robert Schumann’s E-flat major Piano Quintet, following Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 in D major.

Arts & Performances

A wreath with red, white and blue ribbon at the national Korean War Monument.

3:00 PM, March 18, 2023

Honoring Korean War Veterans - Helping JCCC Student Veterans Benefit Concert

Polsky Theatre

Enjoy a free classical music concert to show gratitude to Korean War Veterans and to collect donations for student veteran scholarships.

Arts & Performances

The KC Jazz Disciples.

7:00 PM, March 19, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: Winterlude – KC Jazz Disciples

Polsky Theatre

Five musicians flawlessly blend into the ultimate Kansas City jazz sound while bringing their unique touch to the stage.

Arts & Performances

Billy Jonas playing guitar to a group of children.

11:00 AM, March 25, 2023

MTC Kids Jam series – Billy Jonas | 'Who’s Gonna Make Our Music?!'

Polsky Theatre

The MTC Kids Jam concert series is specially designed with families in mind! Join us in the MTC lobby at 10 a.m. for art activities followed by a 60-minute concert with an acclaimed children’s musician.

Arts & Performances

Composite image of David Shifrin, John de Lancie, and Soovin Kim.

7:00 PM, March 26, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: 'Curtis on Tour' — Featuring David Shifrin, clarinet; John de Lancie, narrator; Soovin Kim, violin

Polsky Theatre

The Nina von Maltzahn Global Touring Initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music, performing Stravinsky’s ‘L’Histoire du soldat’ and more.

Arts & Performances

Members of A Moving Sound.

8:00 PM, March 31, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: A Moving Sound

Polsky Theatre

Fusing traditional Taiwanese influences with a global sensibility, award-winning ensemble A Moving Sound (Sheng Don 聲動) built a worldwide following through their joyous mix of original music and dance.

Arts & Performances

Composite photo of Zakir Hussain, Kala Ramnath and Jayanthi Kumaresh.

April 1, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: 'Masters of Percussion' featuring Zakir Hussain

Yardley Hall

Zakir Hussain, Kala Ramnath and Jayanthi Kumaresh come together for the first time as a trio for the 2022 TRIVENI tour.

Arts & Performances

Members of George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

April 15, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Yardley Hall

Returning for their fifth appearance at MTC, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has become not only a national institution, but also a worldwide phenomenon.

Arts & Performances

STEM Poster Symposium logo

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, April 27, 2023

JCCC STEM Poster Symposium

CoLab (OCB 100)

Showcasing the latest in STEM research by JCCC Cavaliers

Campus Life

Photo montage of 3 KC musicians.

11:00 AM, May 6, 2023

MTC Kids Jam series – KC Spotlight

Polsky Theatre

The MTC Kids Jam concert series is specially designed with families in mind! Join us in the MTC lobby at 10 a.m. for art activities followed by a 60-minute concert with an acclaimed children’s musician.

Arts & Performances

Drummers and acrobats from "Afrique in Cirque".

May 19, 2023

Midwest Trust Center Series: Cirque Kalabanté — 'Afrique en Cirque'

Yardley Hall

“Afrique en Cirque” is a highly colorful creation featuring amazing acrobats performing authentic choreography to the frantic rhythms of native instruments of Guinea. A school show and a public performance are scheduled.

Arts & Performances