Kansas City’s New Performing Arts Center
Sydney, Australia: The Opera House. Paris, France, The Eiffel Tower. Beijing, China: The Forbidden City. Siem Reap, Cambodia: Angkor Wat. All of these great cities have inspiring architectural landmarks. Now Kansas City, Missouri does too! Let me introduce the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts through the iPhone lens!
It cost almost half a billion dollars to build, and took nearly five years to complete, but the time and sacrifices made put this architectural beauty…and Kansas City on the map. The exterior resembles a massive sea shell, but inside one comes close to experiencing life in the clouds. The all-white interior hall and the 40,000 square feet of glass ceiling and walls with a southward view of downtown provides a stunning atmospheric spatial experience.
For a photographer such as myself, the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts is like eye candy. It pleases my obsessions with lines, textures, patterns, light, and aesthetics in every way. If you’ve never given KC much thought, reconsider visiting this historic town, with a new historic landmark.
For a complete listing of musical and creative performances at Kauffman, check out this link.