Artspeak Radio with Christopher Leitch and Elisabeth Kirsch

Artspeak Radio, Wednesday, 9am -10am CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio

Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes art experts Elisabeth Kirsch and Christopher Leitch.

ELISABETH KIRSCH is an art historian, curator, and writer who has curated over 100 exhibitions of contemporary art, American Indian art and photography, locally and across the country. She writes frequently for national and local arts publications including The Kansas City Star, Flatland KC, and KC Studio Magazine. Elisabeth Kirsch received her Ph.D in Art History, Religious Studies from The University of Missouri – Kansas City.

CHRISTOPHER LEITCH served as Assistant Dean at Kansas City Art Institute. He was a consulting curator with the Center for Creative Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and he was director of Kansas City Museum. Christopher has been a visiting lecturer and instructor at many schools across the United States.
Christopher earned an MA in Visual Arts from Goddard College in Vermont and a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute. He also attended the University of Oklahoma for three years.
Christopher’s art works have been widely exhibited and toured, and his writings have been published in ArtPapers Atlanta, New Art Examiner and Ceramics: Art and Perception. Christopher was lead author of “LGBTQ Welcoming Guidelines for Museums: developing a resource for the museum field” in Museums and Social Issues, and he is a contributing author with Renae Youngs to companion article, “Diversity in Museum Hiring” for Museum Magazine. Christopher has presented papers for the American Alliance of Museums, Alliance of Midwest Museums, the Hall Center for the Humanities, and the Canadian Museums Association. More information at:

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