• Frederick James Brown, Johnnie Hodges, 2005, mixed media on canvas on wood panel, 60 1/8 x 50 1/8 inches, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Gift of the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, 2008.23 © Frederick J. Brown Trust / Artist’s Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: James Allison Photography, 2013

    Frederick James Brown, Johnnie Hodges, 2005, mixed media on canvas on wood panel, 60 1/8 x 50 1/8 inches, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Gift of the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, 2008.23 © Frederick J. Brown Trust / Artist’s Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: James Allison Photography, 2013

  • Wilbur Niewald, Current River II, 1965, oil on canvas, 54 1/2 x 70 1/2 inches, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Gift of J. Scott Francis, Kansas City, Missouri, in memory of Sally Kemper Wood, 2011.24 © Wilbur Niewald, courtesy of the artist and Haw Contemporary. Photo: James Allison Photography, 2013

    Wilbur Niewald, Current River II, 1965, oil on canvas, 54 1/2 x 70 1/2 inches, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Gift of J. Scott Francis, Kansas City, Missouri, in memory of Sally Kemper Wood, 2011.24 © Wilbur Niewald, courtesy of the artist and Haw Contemporary. Photo: James Allison Photography, 2013

Free-Flowing: The Inspiration of Improvisation in Works from the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection

Friday, September 30, 2016 to Saturday, July 29, 2017
Kemper East

Characterized by fluid movements, gestural marks, and subjects inspired by music and dance, Free-Flowing celebrates the intuitive style in works from the Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection.