About the Board
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Municipal Art Commission was established in 1926 by the City Charter and comprises a 13-member board, including the mayor, president of the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners and the chairman of the City Plan Commission, all ex-officio members, and six appointees of the mayor.
Members of the Municipal Art Commission are appointed to three-year terms by the mayor, according to the City Charter, and may be reappointed at the mayor's discretion. The position of board member of the Municipal Art Commission is a non-paying, volunteer appointment, and the appointees serve as representatives of their area or constituency makeup within the city limits.
• Tom Bean, Chair
• Kathy Achelpohl
• Gregory Carroll
• Jan Mulkey
• Nia Webster
• Larry Jacobson
• David Rein
• Bernadette Torres
• Kimberlee Ried
• Autumn Kirk-Phillips
• Melody Scheiner
• Eric Phillips
Art Commission meetings are scheduled for the following first Mondays of each month. All meetings are held at 3 p.m. on the 26th floor of City Hall. Please call to confirm, 816-513-2538.
All Art Commission meetings are open to the public.
- Nov. 4, 2013
- Dec. 2, 2013
Director/Public Art Administrator
Municipal Art Commission Office
City Hall, 17th floor
414 E. 12th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
By City Charter, the Art Commission's responsibilities include the approval of works of art on, or extending over, any City property; the design of buildings, bridges, fences, and other structures built by the City; and any privately owned signs, skywalks, or other structures that extend over public property. City ordinances also provide that no existing work of art owned by the City can be moved or altered without Commission approval except under emergency conditions.
The Municipal Art Commission oversees the administration of the Kansas City One Percent for Art Program. Through the One Percent for Art Program, the mission of the Municipal Art Commission is to serve as a catalyst for artistic growth and aesthetic excellence in our communities, and in doing so, enhance the vitality of Kansas City and enrich the lives of our residents.
Municipal Art Commission Programs and resources: