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ANGELA DUFRESNE MAKES A SCENE AT KEMPER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—September 20, 2018—Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to present Angela Dufresne: Making a Scene, a major museum exhibition comprising of more than thirty paintings and video works spanning nearly a decade, with an opening reception taking place Thursday, September 20, from 6:00–8:00 p.m. The artist will be in attendance, signing exhibition catalogues from 6:30-7:00 p.m., following a performance by the Chamber Ensemble of Heartland Men’s Chorus.

The exhibition will remain on view through January 6, 2019.

KEMPER MUSEUM HIRES NEW ASSISTANT CURATOR

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—August 28, 2018—Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is excited to be expanding the museum’s full-time curatorial team with the addition of Jade Powers, an art historian and museum educator who most recently served as the Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellow at Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri. 

KEMPER MUSEUM'S ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY RETURNS

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—July 18, 2018—Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art invites everyone to a FREE evening filled with food, fun, festivities, friends, and film—it’s the fourth annual Summer Block Party taking place on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 6:00–10:30 p.m.

KEMPER MUSEUM HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF OF CAFÉ SEBASTIENNE

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—July 5, 2018—Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to announce Chef Rick Mullins has been selected to join Tony Glamcevski, Director of Food & Beverages and Special Events, and General Manager Mickey Priolo to lead Café Sebastienne into its twenty-fifth year of service. 

Worlds Otherwise Hidden featuring Nevin Aladağ, Kimsooja, and Nari Ward

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—May 17, 2018—Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to present Worlds Otherwise Hidden featuring international artists Nevin Aladağ, Kimsooja, and Nari Ward, with an opening reception taking place Thursday, May 17, from 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

The exhibition will remain on view through September 2, 2018.

Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999)

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—January 18, 2018—Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to present Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999), with an opening reception taking place Thursday, January 25, from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Join Havana, Cuba-based Curator Cristina Vives for introductory remarks during a Members-only Preview beginning at 5:00 p.m.

KEMPER MUSEUM HIRES GENERAL MANAGER OF CAFÉ SEBASTIENNE

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—December 21, 2017—Mickey Priolo has wasted no time, jumping right in to manage daily operations at Café Sebastienne as part of the all-star team headed up by Tony Glamcevski, Director of Food & Beverages and Special Events, and Executive Chef Remy Ayesh.

Barbara O’Brien Steps Down as Executive Director of Kemper Museum

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art announced today that Barbara O’Brien has resigned as Executive Director. 

The Outwin: American Portraiture Today

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—September 27, 2017—Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is honored to be the only Midwest venue to host The Outwin: American Portraiture Today, an exhibition on view at Kemper Museum October 5, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Every three years, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery invites artists across America to investigate the art of portraiture through the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Established in 2006, it is the premier national competition celebrating excellence and innovation in portraiture.  

KEMPER MUSEUM HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF OF CAFÉ SEBASTIENNE

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—August 9, 2017—After a national search and a process that included consultation with culinary experts from across the region, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s Board of Trustees and Museum leadership have selected Remy Ayesh (pronounced, "reh-mee" "ash”) as the new Executive Chef of Café Sebastienne. Ayesh’s first day at Café Sebastienne was Monday, July 31.