Peter Witte

Visual Arts
1:00 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Kauffman Foundation Announces $20 Million For Downtown Arts Campus

Julia Irene Kauffman received a standing ovation, and a hearty handshake from the Conservatory's Peter Witte, after the announcement of the Muriel McBrien Kauffman leadership gift.
Credit Laura Spencer / KCUR

It’s been two years since officials at the University of Missouri-Kansas City unveiled a plan for a downtown arts campus, which would relocate the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. On Wednesday, the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation announced a pledge of $20 million to support the effort.

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Visual Arts
12:41 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Juilliard's President On Downtown Arts Campus: 'Go For It'

Jason Klumb, a Regional Administrator with GSA, speaks to Steve Rinne, of EDCKC, at the 2012 Downtown Council Annual Luncheon held in the Grand Ballroom of the KC Convention Center.
Julie Denesha KCUR

The headline of a recent editorial in The Kansas City Star about downtown Kansas City, Missouri declared: "A decade later, downtown has stronger heartbeat."

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8:13 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

UMKC Dancers Take The Stage At The Kauffman Center

Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center.
courtesy of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

It’s been a year since the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce released its "Big 5" list with ideas and priorities for the region.

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10:06 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Discussing The Future Of A Downtown Arts Campus

courtesy of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

In September 2011, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce announced "the Big 5," ideas the city would champion, ranging from revitalizing the urban core to boosting medical research.

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