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 Past Exhibition

Iconic Moments

December 21, 2012–June 16, 2013

Kemper Museum, Sally Kemper Wood Gallery

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The term “icon” originated in relation to painted wooden panels found in Greek Orthodox places of worship. It has since come to suggest any image that is a “stand-in” for the celebrity, cultural importance, place marker, or notoriety of what is pictured—an emblem. Artworks by David Bates, Manolo Valdés, and Andy Warhol, among others are featured in the exhibition, culled from the Kemper Museum’s permanent collection.

Roger Shimomura, Untitled, 1984; acrylic on canvas, 60 1/2 x 72 1/4 inches; Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Museum purchase made possible by a gift fro the Enid and Crosby Kemper and William T. Kemper Acquisition Fund, 2000.13