18th & Vine - Contemporary Black Art Tour


Join us on an action-packed tour of Kansas City’s Historic 18th & Vine District. More than an intersection, it is a place where the arts, music, sports and history collide!


Our full-day tour will include multiple venues in the six-block area.   These being:

  • American Jazz Museum - Celebrates and exhibits the experience of jazz as an original American art form through performance, exhibition, education, and research.
  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum - Explore the multimedia exhibits celebrating baseball’s storied past. One of Ken Burns/PBS resources for their Baseball documentary.
  • Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey Hear about their mission of making dance accessible to all, and see a brief solo performance.
  • Black Archives of Mid-America View a reconstruction of a Missouri slave quarters and see items from their permanent collection.  
  • Mutual Musicians FoundationWhere Count Basie, Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie played.  Enjoy a box lunch and listen to a live jazz performance.

Our tour will conclude at the Brookside townhome of longtime art collectors Sharon and John Hoffman. Their outstanding collection of contemporary black artists includes:  Nick Cave, Mickalene Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, Titus Kaphar, Lynette Pain Boakye, et al. The Hoffmans have gifted works to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, including Kehinde Wiley’s Saint Adrian currently on view.

As this is a walking tour, please dress comfortably.


FRIDAY, September 16, 2022

FULL DAY: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COST: $100


Bus transportation is provided to and from the hotel.

 18th Vine Blue Room Credit Notley Hawkins

18th & Vine, Photo credit: Notley Hawkins

 american jazz museum Credit Visit KC

American Jazz Museum, Photo credit: Jenny Wheat

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Credit Jason Dailey 

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Photo credit: Jason Dailey

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