At Kansas City Art Institute, we don’t believe the answer to a problem lies in a specific form, but in a way of thinking. Artists aren’t simply makers of things. Artists are creative problem solvers. They see a way forward where others see obstruction.
No matter how you may define it, art and design are fundamental to understanding ourselves. Artists and designers change culture. They inspire us to make a difference. At Kansas City Art Institute, our mission is to prepare gifted students to transform the world creatively through art and design.
At Kansas City Art Institute, our mission is to prepare gifted students to transform the world creatively through art and design.
KCAI's mission is to prepare gifted students to transform the world creatively through art & design.
Kansas City is alive with art, music, theater, professional sports, eclectic local attractions and international events. The Crossroads Arts District in downtown Kansas City has energized the city and garnered national recognition for Kansas City as a center for the visual and performing arts. The Kansas City Art Institute, located in a historic arts district, is bracketed by two world-class art museums: the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Collections in both museums provide inspiration and historical context for KCAI students, who have only to walk across the street to view exhibitions or benefit from behind-the-scenes tours and talks with curators.