1714 Holmes, 816-332-6239 | caraandcabezas.com
In an art scene that champions colorful abstraction and social practice, Cara and Cabezas Contemporary stands out. This past year, the gallery hosted exhibitions using video, performance, sculpture and two-dimensional media to delve into issues of identity, exploring often controversial and highly personal topics such as sexuality and nationality. Cara and Cabezas Contemporary's mission is to display work by contemporary artists from Central and South America alongside that of Kansas City artists. The gallery's broad scope helps remind local boosters that the best way to advocate for your community is not to focus inward but rather to look outward, claiming your own place in a global context.