Saturday, October 20, 2018

Scavenger Saturday

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
FREE | All ages
 | No registration required

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at Kemper Museum!

Pick up a self-guided activity at the Scavenger Saturday table in the Atrium and follow the clues to take an “ART-astic” adventure. Finish the hunt and pick up a take-home, artmaking activity kit. Scavenger Saturday activities change monthly and are inspired by artwork in the Museum’s current exhibitions. We'll see you there!

Teen Studio Saturday

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00-3:00 p.m.
FREE | Ages 13-18 | No registration required

Grab your friends and join us at Kemper Museum for Teen Studio Saturday! Explore modern and contemporary art, meet other talented teens, and experiment with materials used in visual art, fashion, slam poetry, and creative writing.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Making a Scene Tours: Curator-Led

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
2:00–3:30 p.m.

Enjoy coffee following a tour of the exhibition Making a Scene. Erin Dziedzic, Kemper Museum director of curatorial affairs, shares from her experience planning the exhibition, Making a Scene, and the importance of public programs.

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Erin Dziedzic is director of curatorial affairs at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and curator of Angela Dufresne: Making a Scene. Dziedzic was also curator of Adam Cvijanovic: American Montage; Xaviera Simmons: Number 16A Whisper of Where It Came FromSiah Armajani: Bridge BuilderRashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing JoyWorlds Otherwise Hidden; and co-curator of Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction and more at Kemper Museum. She has contributed to publications with Kemper Museum, Savannah College of Art and Design, Island Press, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, and she was guest editor of Art Papers (May/June 2013).

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Making a Scene Film Series: Opening Night (1977)

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
7:00 p.m.
FREE | Reservations required

Opening Night (1977) PG-13, 2h 24min. Actress Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her. Director: John Cassavetes

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While in the midst of rehearsals for her latest play, Broadway actor Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, after which she begins to confront the chaos of her own life. Headlined by a virtuoso performance by Rowlands, John Cassavetes’s Opening Night lays bare the drama of a performer who, at great personal cost, makes a part her own, and it functions as a metaphor for the director’s singular, wrenched-from-the-heart creative method.

The films in this series have had a major impact on artist Angela Dufresne’s work in the exhibition Angela Dufresne: Making a Scene currently on view at Kemper Museum. The characters and their methods in these productions provide inspiration for Dufresne’s own scenes.

Before the film, enjoy dinner at Café Sebastienne! Book your dinner reservation online or by calling 816-561-7740.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Music and Art at the Museum: Masks

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Musical Performance 1:30–2:30 p.m. | Art Activity 1:00–3:00 p.m.
FREE | All Ages

Experience the power of celebration! Create your own colorful mixed-mediamask inspired by the artwork of Angela Dufresne and Kathy Butterly, while the lively group Brasilcultura sings, dances, and tells global stories of festivity and diversity. All materials will be provided.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Making a Scene Tours: Perspectives

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
2:00–3:30 p.m.

Enjoy coffee following a tour of the exhibition Making a Scene. Melissa Ragona, Dufresne catalogue essayist, gives perspectives on the connections between Dufresne’s work, cinema, and the history of painting.

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Melissa Ragona is an associate professor of critical theory and art history in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University as well as an independent curator and critic. Her book, Readymade Sound: Andy Warhol’s Recording Aesthetics, is forthcoming from University of California Press. Her essays and reviews have appeared in OctoberFriezeArt Papers, and numerous edited collections. Ragona has curated exhibitions and served as a curatorial consultant at various venues throughout the United States, including the Mattress Factory Contemporary Art Museum (Pittsburgh), the Miller Gallery (Pittsburgh), PPOW Gallery (New York), and the Museum of Modern Art (New York).