Xiao daCunhaFreelance Writer
Originally from China, Xiao daCunha covers arts and culture happenings in the Midwest, specifically focusing on the Kansas City metro and Chicagoland. She has written for KCUR, The Pitch, Sixty Inches from Center, and BRIDGE Chicago, and spent three years as Managing Editor at a Chicago digital publication, UrbanMatter. A practicing visual artist herself, Xiao combines her artistic talent with her writing to contribute to public art education and explores topics relevant to BIPOC artists, gender identity, and diasporic identity. You can reach her on Instagram and Twitter.
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Throughout January and February, galleries and museums across Kansas City are showcasing an array of work from artists local, regional and national. In this season of fresh starts, what better way than visual arts to explore a fresh side of the metro?
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Kansas City is lucky to have such a world-class art museum, but don't forget about the many smaller art galleries scattered throughout the metro. We put together a list of seven exhibitions this fall that showcase diverse perspectives and cool corners of the art scene.