Saturday, May 7, 2016

ArtReach: Session Seven

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Ages 6–8 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Ages 9–12 1:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
FREE | Ages 6–8 and 9–12 | Email or call 816-457-6136 to enroll

Focusing on the works in exhibition Autumn Twilight, Dwelling Among Mountains, students will create their own immersive landscape artwork. Exploring different types of plants, times of day, and climates, students may find themselves creating anything from a tropical forest to a snowy tundra.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

National Committee Celebration

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
5:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Private event for National Committee Members | Email Sara Hale, membership coordinator at to join or upgrade your membership.

National Committee Celebration brings together a visionary group of the Museum's most generous patrons, our nearest and dearest 267 contributors who through the past year gave $1,000 or more toward Museum operations. This group is important for so many reasons, but crucially, philanthropic support accounts for nearly two-thirds of the Museum's annual budget.

National Committee Celebration programming is made possible in part by generous gifts in honor of William D. Sullivan.


Special Guest Huma Bhabha, whose works are featured in the exhibition A Whisper of Where It Came From.

5:00 p.m.  Business Meeting in the Meeting Room Gallery

6:00 p.m.  Cocktails in the Museum Atrium

6:30 p.m.  Dinner in the Museum Atrium
                 prepared by Café Sebastienne Executive Chef Jennifer Maloney

8:00 p.m.  During coffee and dessert:
                 a conversation between the Artist Huma Bhabha and Exhibition Curator Erin Dziedzic

8:30 p.m.  Adjourn

Friday, May 20, 2016

Artist Talk: Huma Bhabha

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
5:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. artist talk

Huma Bhabha's sculptural works incorporate materials such as Styrofoam, animal bones, and clay. Her curious figures feel unstable and ephemeral, recalling figurative traditions from a range of cultures and historical periods—a kind of neo-primitivism yet decisively contemporary. In this talk, the Pakistani-born American artist discusses her unique choice of materials, her influences, and what it is to make art now.