The galleries that we have on campus at KCAI are the KCAI gallery. It's right in the middle of campus right off the green, and students walk through on their way to class all the time, which is amazing. And then a little bit off of campus about three blocks away we have the H&R block art space, which is a much larger gallery. It's two floors and they bring in a variety of different shows including student work.
--and then each department has student galleries within the departments. So there's a lot of exhibition opportunities for students on the campus.
Each year, the art space has the privilege of working with all of the graduating seniors to present the annual BFA exhibition. We present the Kansas City flatfile, a biennial exhibition that features over 250, Kansas City based artists, many of whom are alumni.
The curatorial staff at H&R block art-space brings international artists in a series of exhibitions every year, and really offers a wide range of exposure to the arts in different ways to the students on campus.
There are a multitude of opportunities that galleries offer students. Some students can exhibit their work, and students have the opportunity to sell their work to patrons that are coming through the galleries, and then also at the art space and at the KCAI Gallery. They have internships open.
They work with us on every aspect of the exhibition program from research to designing exhibitions to installing works of art. Many artists, who exhibited the KCAI gallery, have opportunities to work with students at KCAI, some time over the course of their projects. And many of our alumni have gone on to successful careers as museum curators, exhibition designers, exhibiting artists, gallerists, and even professors.