• Ed Blackburn (American, b. 1940)
    Blue Car, 2012
    archival digital print
    edition 1 of 3
    22 x 17 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Linda and Ed Blackburn in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.9
    © Ed Blackburn. Photograph: James Allison Photography, 2013

    Ed Blackburn (American, b. 1940)
    Blue Car, 2012
    archival digital print
    edition 1 of 3
    22 x 17 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Linda and Ed Blackburn in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.9
    © Ed Blackburn. Photograph: James Allison Photography, 2013

  • Barbara Grad (American)
    Ballycastle Bog, 2011
    watercolor and gouache on paper
    22 x 16 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Barbara Grad in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.4
    © Barbara Grad

    Barbara Grad (American)
    Ballycastle Bog, 2011
    watercolor and gouache on paper
    22 x 16 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Barbara Grad in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.4
    © Barbara Grad

  • Petah Coyne, (American, b. 1953)
    Untitled (#887P-97), 1997
    gelatin silver print
    edition 1 of 3
    60 x 40 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Anonymous gift in honor of Bebe and Crosby Kemper on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.15.
    © Petah Coyne, courtesy of Galerie Lelong. Photo: courtesy of Galerie Lelong

     

    Petah Coyne, (American, b. 1953)
    Untitled (#887P-97), 1997
    gelatin silver print
    edition 1 of 3
    60 x 40 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Anonymous gift in honor of Bebe and Crosby Kemper on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.15.
    © Petah Coyne, courtesy of Galerie Lelong. Photo: courtesy of Galerie Lelong

     

  • Barbara Grad (American)
    Drive Right on Left, 2011
    watercolor and gouache on paper
    22 x 16 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Barbara Grad in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.5
    © Barbara Grad

    Barbara Grad (American)
    Drive Right on Left, 2011
    watercolor and gouache on paper
    22 x 16 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Barbara Grad in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.5
    © Barbara Grad

  • Ana Maria Hernando (Argentinian, b. 1959)
    Nuestra Canción Anaranjada (Our Orange Song), 2012
    from the series Fire Nightacrylic ink and acrylic on paper
    41 1/2 x 30 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Ana Maria Hernando and Robischon Gallery in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.26
    © Ana Maria Hernando. Photo: Ken Sanville

    Ana Maria Hernando (Argentinian, b. 1959)
    Nuestra Canción Anaranjada (Our Orange Song), 2012
    from the series Fire Nightacrylic ink and acrylic on paper
    41 1/2 x 30 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Ana Maria Hernando and Robischon Gallery in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.26
    © Ana Maria Hernando. Photo: Ken Sanville

  • Elizabeth Layton, (American, 1909–1993)
    I am Loved, 1977
    graphite, colored pencil, crayon, metallic paint, ink, watercolor
    28 x 22 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Don Lambert and the Lawrence Arts Center in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.25
    © Estate of Elizabeth Layton

     

    Elizabeth Layton, (American, 1909–1993)
    I am Loved, 1977
    graphite, colored pencil, crayon, metallic paint, ink, watercolor
    28 x 22 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Don Lambert and the Lawrence Arts Center in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.25
    © Estate of Elizabeth Layton

     

  • Dean Micthell (American, b. 1957)
    Working Woman, 2013
    watercolor on paper
    8 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of the artist in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.11
    © Dean Mitchell. Photo: James Allison Photography, 2013

    Dean Micthell (American, b. 1957)
    Working Woman, 2013
    watercolor on paper
    8 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of the artist in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.11
    © Dean Mitchell. Photo: James Allison Photography, 2013

  • Matt Rich (American, b. 1976)
    BLUE, 2014
    guache on Arches paper
    11 1/4 x 9 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Matt Rich and Samsøñ, Boston in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.7
    © Matt Rich, courtesy of the artist and Samsøñ, Boston, MA. Photo: courtesy of the artist

    Matt Rich (American, b. 1976)
    BLUE, 2014
    guache on Arches paper
    11 1/4 x 9 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Matt Rich and Samsøñ, Boston in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.7
    © Matt Rich, courtesy of the artist and Samsøñ, Boston, MA. Photo: courtesy of the artist

  • Matt Rich (American, b. 1976)
    CHA 4, 2012
    gouache on Arches paper
    12 1/4 x 9 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Matthew Rich and Samsøñ, Boston in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.8 
    © Matt Rich, courtesy of the artist and Samsøñ, Boston, MA. Photo: courtesy of the artist

    Matt Rich (American, b. 1976)
    CHA 4, 2012
    gouache on Arches paper
    12 1/4 x 9 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Matthew Rich and Samsøñ, Boston in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.8 
    © Matt Rich, courtesy of the artist and Samsøñ, Boston, MA. Photo: courtesy of the artist

  • Roger Shimomura (American, b. 1939)
    American Buddhahead, 2012
    from the series American Knockoff
    color lithograph on white Arches cover paper
    29 x 10 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of the Lawrence Lithography Workshop in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.9
    © Roger Shimomura, courtesy of the Lawrence Lithography Workshop. Photo: courtesy of the artist

    Roger Shimomura (American, b. 1939)
    American Buddhahead, 2012
    from the series American Knockoff
    color lithograph on white Arches cover paper
    29 x 10 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of the Lawrence Lithography Workshop in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.9
    © Roger Shimomura, courtesy of the Lawrence Lithography Workshop. Photo: courtesy of the artist

  • Roger Shimomura (American, b. 1939)
    Super Buddahead, 2012
    from the series American Knockoff
    color lithograph on white Arches cover paper
    edition 14 of 40
    29 1/2 x 10 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of the Lawrence Lithography Workshop in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.10
    © Roger Shimomura, courtesy of the Lawrence Lithography Workshop. Photo: courtesy of the artist

    Roger Shimomura (American, b. 1939)
    Super Buddahead, 2012
    from the series American Knockoff
    color lithograph on white Arches cover paper
    edition 14 of 40
    29 1/2 x 10 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of the Lawrence Lithography Workshop in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.10
    © Roger Shimomura, courtesy of the Lawrence Lithography Workshop. Photo: courtesy of the artist

  • Ed Blackburn (American, b. 1940)
    Abstract Marlon, 2012
    archival digital print
    edition 1 of 3
    22 x 17 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Linda and Ed Blackburn in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.8
    © Ed Blackburn. Photo: James Allison Photography, 2013

    Ed Blackburn (American, b. 1940)
    Abstract Marlon, 2012
    archival digital print
    edition 1 of 3
    22 x 17 inches
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Linda and Ed Blackburn in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.8
    © Ed Blackburn. Photo: James Allison Photography, 2013

  • Barry Anderson, (American, b. 1969)
    Finnean, 2013
    single-channel video animation
    2 min. 30 sec. loop
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Barry Anderson in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.16
    © Barry Anderson. Film still courtesy of the artist

    Barry Anderson, (American, b. 1969)
    Finnean, 2013
    single-channel video animation
    2 min. 30 sec. loop
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
    Gift of Barry Anderson in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.16
    © Barry Anderson. Film still courtesy of the artist

Depth and Meaning: 20th Anniversary Gifts

Friday, June 6, 2014 to Sunday, May 24, 2015
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Depth and Meaning: 20th Anniversary Gifts presents a selection of works of art gifted to the Museum by artists and collectors, dealers, and other friends of the Museum. The works on exhibition in the Meeting Room and Sally Kemper Wood galleries have been gifted in honor of the Museum’s twenty-year milestone. Additionally, these extraordinary gifts add depth and meaning to our understanding of the styles and influences of contemporary artists whose works are already a part of the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection. 

Our mission to collect, care for, and interpret works of art is enhanced by the generosity and commitment of donors. Barry Anderson’s Finnean (2013), gifted by the artist, introduces a work from his project The Janus Restraint and demonstrates his continued interest in historical experimental cinema. One of Elizabeth Layton’s earliest works, I am Loved (1977), gifted by Don Lambert and the Lawrence Arts Center, joins two other drawings by Layton in the Collection that explore moments in the lives of aging individuals. Petah Coyne’s large-scale photograph Untitled (#887P-97) (1997), gifted anonymously, introduces into the Museum a two-dimensional exploration of the implied movement present in Untitled #827 (Three Tiered Chandelier)(1996). The Kemper Museum is honored to welcome these and other twentieth-anniversary gifts into the Permanent Collection.