:: Kansas City Programs
Signature City Kansas City
#13701: Course/5 NightsFall 2012: Sept 23-28
Spring 2013: May 5-10
Summer 2013: June 9-14
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The music still swings in the city that was home to Count Basie. But “KC” is much more than jazz: it’s art, architecture and barbeque sauce, too! Get a full picture of this sophisticated city’s arts from lectures, guided walks, and local experts. Take notes on jazz from ragtime to bebop, followed by a field trip to the American Jazz Museum, and live music in the historic 18th and Vine District. Art lectures and docents bring alive the new expansion project, opened in spring 2007, at the Nelson-Atkins. Explore contemporary art at the Kemper; walk the fantastical Moorish-style Country Club Plaza. Visit realist artist Thomas Hart Benton’s home/studio and stretch your own talents in a painting/drawing class at the Kansas City Art Institute.
5 nights at Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza.
Hotel is ideally situated just two blocks from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City Art Institute, Country Club Plaza, across the street from the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. A short ride on the Metro Area Express (MAX) city bus gets you to Crown Center/Hallmark Cards, Science City/Union Station, Crossroads Arts District, Steamboat Arabia, City Market and downtown areas, with a bus stop conveniently located just across the steet from the hotel. The Zoo/IMAX Theater and Starlight Theater are just four miles from the hotel.
Hotel contact information: One East 45th Street Kansas City, MO 64111 USA
phone: 816-753-7400 web: www.kcplazahotels.com