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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI––(October 23, 2020)–– Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art announced today the acquisitions of four major works of art by Polly Apfelbaum, Betty Blayton, Angel Otero, and Summer Wheat—all have been presented in exhibitions at the Museum over the past three years.

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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art stands in solidarity with Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities.

We mourn the victims of the recent atrocities in Atlanta, and condemn the violence and aggression that continue across the country against these communities.

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Throughout the past month, it has been affirming to see the celebrations, examinations, and conversations marking Black History Month shared through social media, virtual programming, and art.

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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kemper Museum) is pleased to announce changes to its governing board structure and operations that strengthen the organization’s commitment to its mission to enrich lives through experiences with contemporary art in a free and welcoming environment for all.

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To mark the exhibition’s opening and allow for social distancing, Kemper Museum offers a week-long elevated experience featuring special dishes from Café Sebastienne, limited edition merchandise in the Museum Shop, and take-home art activities for all ages.

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By combining techniques of abstract expressionism with Indigenous art forms, Dyani White Hawk’s work inspires viewers to expand notions of history, identity, and cultural value. 
 

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The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) has awarded a grant of $2,500 to Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in support of the 2021 exhibition, "Dyani White Hawk: Speaking to Relatives."

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October 14, 2020 | Around the Museum

This was an exciting week at the museum. The Creative Action Initiative invited community members to create a large-scale chalk mural on the grounds. Take a look behind-the-scenes of this newest #creativeactionkc project:

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