Logo Story

Founded in 1994, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art exists to deepen understanding of the modern human experience and stimulate bold and creative dialogue through the art and artists of our time in a free and welcoming environment for all. Like a window looking in, our new logo represents a peek behind the curtain to a world within. It aims to create a sense of wonder, encourage discovery, and offer inspiration.

Dynamic in nature, this logo will not be static in all of its forms. Just like the art on view, the logo will evolve, rotate, and stay relevant over time.

Image Credits

Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy (installation view), 2017. Rashid Johnson, Antoine’s Organ, 2016, black steel, grow lights, plants, wood, shea butter, books, monitors, rugs, piano, 189 x 338 x 126 3/4 inches. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Gallery
 

Lexicon: The Language of Gesture in 25 Years at Kemper Museum (installation view), 2019. Firelei B.ez, To Access the Places that Lie Beyond, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 96 1/2 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, 2017.07.01. © Firelei B.ez, Courtesy Gallery Wendi Norris
 

Café Sebastienne at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Frederick James Brown, The History of Art (installation view), 1994/2001, oil and acrylic on canvas, site-specific commission of 110 shaped, interlocking canvases, dimensions variable. 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, 1999.20.1-108, 2001.1.1-2. © Frederick J. Brown Trust / Artist's Rights Society (ARS), New York
 

Summer Wheat: Blood, Sweat, and Tears Artist Talk (installation view), 2020. Summer Wheat, Catch and Release, 2018, acrylic on aluminum mesh, 68 x 96 inches. Collection of Tomokazu Matsuyama. © Summer Wheat, Courtesy of the artist and Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles. Photo: Adam Reich
 

Jacques Lipchitz, Bellerophon Taming Pegasus: Large Version, 1964, bronze, edition 1 of 2, 179. x 134 x 59 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, 2000.14.01. © Estate of Jacques Lipchitz, Courtesy of Marlborough Gallery, New York
 

The Outwin: American Portraiture Today (installation view), 2017. Naoko Wowsugi, Thank You For Teaching Me English, 2013, Inkjet print on canvas, antique frame, and plaque, 20 × 16 inches. Collection of the artist.
 

Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers) (installation view), 2019. Polly Apfelbaum, Squiggles, 2018, hand dyed handwoven wool, cotton, in two parts, 170⅞ x 71⅞ and 169⅜ x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Alexander Gray Associates, New York, Frith Street Gallery, London and Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna
 

Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing Artist Talk, 2020
 

Angel Otero: Diario Artist Talk (installation view), 2019. Angel Otero, Diario, 2019, oil skins on fabric with wire and found objects, approximately 168 x 168 x 7 inches. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, and Seoul
 

Bride and Groom, 2019. Photo: Jason Domingues Photography. Matthew Ritchie, Experienced Time, 2003, enamel on Sintra and vinyl, 102 x 384 1/2 inches. Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Museum purchase, Enid and Crosby Kemper and William T. Kemper Acquisition Fund, 2004.9. © Matthew Ritchie
 

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Louise Bourgeois, Spider, 1996, cast 1997, bronze with dark polished patina, edition 3 of 6, 133 x 263 x 249 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, 1997.07.02. © 2020 The Easton Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Michael Spillers, 2018