• Wilbur Niewald, (American, b. 1925)
    Trees at Linda Hall Library, 1996
    oil on canvas
    29 x 36 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of the R. C. Kemper Charitable Trust, 1998.22.
    © Wilbur Niewald, courtesy of the artist and Haw Contemporary. Photo: E. G. Schempf.

     

    Wilbur Niewald, (American, b. 1925)
    Trees at Linda Hall Library, 1996
    oil on canvas
    29 x 36 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of the R. C. Kemper Charitable Trust, 1998.22.
    © Wilbur Niewald, courtesy of the artist and Haw Contemporary. Photo: E. G. Schempf.

     

  • Janet Fish, (American, b. 1938)
    Fourth of July, 1986
    oil on canvas
    46 x 62 inches
    Collection of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper Jr., 1998.3
    © Janet Fish/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photograph courtesy of Dan Wayne.

     

    Janet Fish, (American, b. 1938)
    Fourth of July, 1986
    oil on canvas
    46 x 62 inches
    Collection of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper Jr., 1998.3
    © Janet Fish/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photograph courtesy of Dan Wayne.

     

  • Christopher Brown, (American, b. 1951)
    Reach, 1994
    oil on linen
    20 x 20 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper Jr., 2005.33.
    © Christopher Brown, courtesy of John Berggruen Gallery. Photo: courtesy of the artist and John Berggruen Gallery.

     

    Christopher Brown, (American, b. 1951)
    Reach, 1994
    oil on linen
    20 x 20 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper Jr., 2005.33.
    © Christopher Brown, courtesy of John Berggruen Gallery. Photo: courtesy of the artist and John Berggruen Gallery.

     

This American Life

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 to Friday, September 19, 2014
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

This exhibition presents works from the Kemper Museum's permanent collection that explore the social, geographic, and historical subjects connected to aspects of life in America. Depictions of the familiar, images of people, places, and things, take on larger meaning when seen in the context of the exhibition. Among the artists featured are Christopher Brown, Rackstraw Downes, Janet Fish, Elizabeth Layton, and Jamie Wyeth.