Crossroads Hotel Gallery and Studio
The Crossroads Arts District has been the hub of Kansas City’s thriving arts community for 30 years. The neighborhood has undergone a fascinating transformation, largely driven by energy generated by artists. The hotel’s art collection—installed throughout public spaces and guest rooms—recognizes that cultural legacy, draws it into the hotel, and shares it publicly.
Over 40 artists’ works are on view throughout the hotel, and each of them are either based in Kansas City or emerged from here—representing both the local roots and global reach of Kansas City’s artists. Crossroads Hotel is not a place to pass through, it is a place to experience the best of Kansas City. It is a place where one can meet artists, see their work, and have an intimate experience of the cultural vibrancy of the city. The program offers a dynamic, unfolding window into the ongoing vitality of Kansas City.
Crossroads Hotel’s gallery and studio program is organized by el dorado inc. and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
With 2,000 square feet dedicated to local art and artists, Crossroads Hotel is not just community-minded, but also artist-driven. Its gallery is a dynamic exhibition space that changes quarterly to reflect and amplify the energy of the neighborhood and Kansas City’s thriving arts community. Exhibitions, artist commissions, performances, and unexpected artist-driven experiences intimately connect visitors to the creative life of the Crossroads Arts District.
Along with the public gallery and local creative contributions to the interiors, amenities and delicacies, Crossroads Hotel also offers an artist-in-residence program. The studio program is curated by CAMH Executive Director Hesse McGraw and architectural firm el dorado inc. in support of the artistic, social, and cultural flourishing happening in Kansas City.
Mark Cowardin: Until the Sun Moves
On View: August 4–October 28, 2023
Through his unexpected use of these found materials, Cowardin seeks to highlight humanity’s sometimes absurd relationship with Nature.
On View: January 17–April 15, 2022
Not so much an image, an installation, or a place; but rather, a shifting work by artist Kevin Townsend’s indexing the energy of the space at Crossroads Hotel.
About Beyond CAMH
Beyond CAMH is a newly launched initiative that reflects contemporary art’s ever-expanding influence through an ongoing series of artist-driven projects and public partnerships extending beyond the walls of the Museum. CAMH’s work outside our galleries—including public artworks and cross-sector collaborations—aims to reach new audiences, embrace unexpected contexts, and directly impact civic life in Houston and beyond. Spanning multiple scales and contexts, Beyond CAMH positions artists as primary catalysts of cultural and public realm transformation.