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Diastole Scholars' Center

Diastole Scholars' Center


Public/Societal BenefitBoard of DirectorsEvent Planning & ManagementNonprofit Member

About Us

Non-profit conference center/art gallery/garden complex affiliated with UMKC. (We are a 501c3 support organization of the University.)


  • 10,000 square feet of event space
  • Three furnished guest apartments
  • Small group tours of gardens and art gallery
  • Ideal for lectures, breakout sessions, recitals, and study groups


The Piano Room
Diastole's south door in December
An audience listens intently to speakers in the Living Room
Nighttime views from the Courtyard
The Kiva is perfect for lectures and presentations, and can seat up to 60 people.
North-facing windows offer an abundance of natural light in the 3rd floor library.
Guests are encouraged to take advantage of Diastole's outdoor spaces, including the Dimond Patio.
Diastole houses over 3,000 copies of Omar Khayyam's "The Rubaiyat," in our Omar Khayyam Dining Room.
The 3rd floor library was part of the original structure that served as E. Grey and Mary Clark Dimond's home.