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KCAI Names Tony Jones as New President

22 October 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 22, 2015) – Less than a year into an 18-month interim position, Tony Jones has been named the 24th President of the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI).

Hired in December 2014 as the college’s Interim President, Jones’ appointment is effective immediately. He will lead KCAI through June 30, 2017, with the possibility of a contract extension.

KCAI Receives $25 Million Donation

18 August 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 18, 2015) – In its 130th year, the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) is honoring its past and celebrating its future, thanks to a $25 million gift, believed to be one of the largest donations to a North American art college. 

The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation presented the $25 million donation on behalf of an anonymous donor during a private reception August 18 with KCAI’s board of trustees, faculty, staff and Kansas City arts community supporters in attendance.

Renowned Chinese Artists Travel Around the World to Work at Kansas City Art Institute

3 August 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 3, 2015) — The Kansas City Art Institute is gaining international attention with a six-week international sculpture collective and residency program known as Studio Nong.

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