• Installation view in the Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery from Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, January 30–April 26, 2015. Photo: E. G. Shempf.

    Installation view in the Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery from Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, January 30–April 26, 2015. Photo: E. G. Shempf.

  • Ebony G. Patterson (Jamaican, b. 1981)
    Untitled Lightz I, 2013
    mixed media on paper
    81 x 148 inches
    Collection of Christy and Bill Gautreaux
    © Ebony G. Patterson. Photo: courtesy of the artist and moniquemeloche

    Ebony G. Patterson (Jamaican, b. 1981)
    Untitled Lightz I, 2013
    mixed media on paper
    81 x 148 inches
    Collection of Christy and Bill Gautreaux
    © Ebony G. Patterson. Photo: courtesy of the artist and moniquemeloche

  • Sanford Biggers
    QC #15, 2013
    textiles and fabric treated with acrylic and spray paint on archival paper
    48 x 48 inches
    Collection of Christy and Bill Gautreaux
    © Sanford Biggers, 2015

    Sanford Biggers
    QC #15, 2013
    textiles and fabric treated with acrylic and spray paint on archival paper
    48 x 48 inches
    Collection of Christy and Bill Gautreaux
    © Sanford Biggers, 2015

  • Installation view of Introduction wall from Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, January 30–April 26, 2015. Photo: E. G. Shempf.

    Installation view of Introduction wall from Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, January 30–April 26, 2015. Photo: E. G. Shempf.

  • Installation view in the Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery from Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, January 30–April 26, 2015. Photo: E. G. Shempf.

    Installation view in the Charlotte and Crosby Kemper Gallery from Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, January 30–April 26, 2015. Photo: E. G. Shempf.

Piece by Piece: Building a Collection

Friday, January 30, 2015 to Sunday, April 26, 2015
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, an exhibition premiering works of art from the Kansas City-based collection of Christy and Bill Gautreaux, will be on view from January 30 through April 26, 2015, at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri. Kemper Museum admission is free.

Recognized as one of the “200 Top Collectors” by ARTnews in 2014. "Christy and Bill are part of an exciting time for the arts in Kansas City. They are showing enormous civic and cultural leadership as they actively create a world-class collection that includes artists from across the globe," said Executive Director Barbara O'Brien. The Gautreauxes have a long- standing relationship with the Kemper Museum. Bill has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2012, while Christy fulfilled the role of co-chair of the Museum’s 20th Anniversary 2014 Gala.

Regarding this exhibition The Kansas City Star  said, “… may be the most exciting show of 2015.

KCUR lists this exhibition as #1 among its "Top 10 Things Not to Miss in Kansas City in 2015."

Piece by Piece: Building a Collection press kit

Press Release