• Claudio Bravo (Chilean, 1936–2011)
    Les Baigneurs (The Bathers), 1984
    oil on canvas, 14 x 18 inches

    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri,
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper, Jr., 1995.009.01.

    © The Estate of Claudio Bravo, courtesy of Marlborough Gallery, New York
    Photo: Dan Wayne

    Claudio Bravo (Chilean, 1936–2011)
    Les Baigneurs (The Bathers), 1984
    oil on canvas, 14 x 18 inches

    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri,
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper, Jr., 1995.009.01.

    © The Estate of Claudio Bravo, courtesy of Marlborough Gallery, New York
    Photo: Dan Wayne

  • Installation view
    In This Moment, October 2, 2018–February 2, 2019
    Kemper East Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

    Installation view
    In This Moment, October 2, 2018–February 2, 2019
    Kemper East Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

  • David Bates (American, born 1952)
    97th Street Pier, 1992
    oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri,
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Museum purchase made possible by a gift from the R. C. Kemper Charitable Trust, 1995.003.01.

    © David Bates
    Photo: Dan Wayne

    David Bates (American, born 1952)
    97th Street Pier, 1992
    oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri,
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Museum purchase made possible by a gift from the R. C. Kemper Charitable Trust, 1995.003.01.

    © David Bates
    Photo: Dan Wayne

  • Installation view
    In This Moment, October 2, 2018–February 2, 2019
    Kemper East Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

    Installation view
    In This Moment, October 2, 2018–February 2, 2019
    Kemper East Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

  • William Glackens (American, 1870–1938)
    Girls on the Shore, 1922
    oil on canvas, 18 x 30 inches

    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri,
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Gift of the William T. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee, 2001.03.01.

    No known copyright restrictions. Photo: Dan Wayne.

    William Glackens (American, 1870–1938)
    Girls on the Shore, 1922
    oil on canvas, 18 x 30 inches

    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri,
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Gift of the William T. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee, 2001.03.01.

    No known copyright restrictions. Photo: Dan Wayne.

  • Installation view
    In This Moment, October 2, 2018–February 2, 2019
    Kemper East Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

    Installation view
    In This Moment, October 2, 2018–February 2, 2019
    Kemper East Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Arthur B. Davies (American, 1862–1928)
    Interwoven, 1916
    oil on canvas, 22 x 28 inches

    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri,
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Gift of the William T. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee, 1995.017.01.

    No known copyright restrictions

    Arthur B. Davies (American, 1862–1928)
    Interwoven, 1916
    oil on canvas, 22 x 28 inches

    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri,
    Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Gift of the William T. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee, 1995.017.01.

    No known copyright restrictions

  • Installation view
    In This Moment, October 2, 2018–February 2, 2019
    Kemper East Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

    Installation view
    In This Moment, October 2, 2018–February 2, 2019
    Kemper East Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

In This Moment

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 to Saturday, February 2, 2019
Kemper East

In this Moment presents figural works of art from the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection that feature a range of techniques used to convey subtle gestures, instances of stillness, and contemplative states. Sally Michel Avery’s Long Nude (ca. 1976) references traditional representations of rest, showing the figure lying horizontally and elongated across the composition. In David Bates’s 97th Street Pier (1992), the figures on the wooden dock are angular, their limbs creating sharp right angles and triangular shapes throughout the composition. These effects—elongated, softened linear forms and shortened, sharper lines—cause our eye to move at varying speeds across the surface of the work. The subjects, together with the different ways artists use treatment of line, shape, color, and surface, create the mood of the depicted moments.

Exhibition Checklist

Artists featured in this exhibition include:

Gary Akers     Milton Avery
Sally Michel Avery
David Bates     Claudio Bravo
Paul Cadmus     Arthur B. Davies
Nicolai Fechin     David Fredenthal
William Glackens     William Gropper
Frederic James     Carlo Maria Mariani
Wayne Thiebaud     Henriette Wyeth

To discover more about the works in In This Moment, download the exhibition checklist:

In This Moment Exhibition Checklist (PDF)