(Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs.)
Continuing our week-long series devoted to arts and the business of professional sports (in the spirit of Super Bowl XLVIII), the following video clip from our friends at ArtsKC highlights the many similarities between art and sports, in this case, the Kansas City Chiefs and the many outstanding Kansas City arts organizations whose work contributed to the footage. As they so appropiately put it, "Not all great theatre happens on a stage."
Since 2012, the Kansas City Chiefs has sponsored the Kansas City Chiefs Art Program, an initiative supporting the celebration of regional art. Artworks, submitted by artists throughout the Midwest with specific emphasis on Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma and Arkansas, are displayed throughout Arrowhead Stadium, including club areas, reception areas, corridors, and other interior locations, along with select exterior locations. Sharon Hunt Munson, director of the program designed to help promote regional culture, states, “Arrowhead is not only a great venue for football, but is also an iconic entertainment destination in the Midwest. We are looking forward to working with local and regional artists to display artwork at Arrowhead that celebrates the Midwestern culture that the Chiefs and our family have been proud to be a part of for the last five decades.”
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