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Dark Days, Bright Nights review in KC STAR


Photo credit: Allison Long,


Dark Days, Bright Nights exhibition artist Nevalainen selected as Finland’s Young Artist of the Year 2016

Interview with Reima Nevalainen, Finland’s Young Artist of the Year 2016
Courtesy of Galerie Forsblom

Congratulations on being selected as Finland’s Young Artist of the Year 2016!

Adam Cvijanovic: American Montage in KC Studio magazine

Adam Cvijanovic: Loss and Decay Mingle With Hope

by James Martin
July 1, 2015

The Brooklyn-Based artist draws from History to comment on the present in his exhibit of dramatic, mural-scaled paintings at the Kemper Museum.

Good art communicates on multiple levels and rewards multiple visits. Such is the case with “American Montage”, an outstanding 15-year retrospective of Brooklyn-based artist Adam Cvijanovic  at the  Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art,  organized  by curator Erin Dziedzic.

435 Magazine's Best Brunch: Café Sebastienne

Best of KC 2015
by Kate Baxendale, Caitlin Busch and Nancy Staab

Kemper Museum recognized in SmartAsset's Top 10 Cities for Creatives

The Top Ten Cities for Creatives
Nick Wallace | JUL 29, 2015

A thriving creative class is a key feature of nearly every successful modern city. A vibrant culture is not only valuable in its own right, it also often serves to attract and inspire talented workers in non-creative fields, creating a rising tide that benefits the entire city. However, that very same rising tide often lifts housing costs and other living expenses, which consequently puts a strain on the budgets of those creative workers.

Refinery 29 Names Kansas City and the Kemper Museum in It's Top Affordable Cities to Visit List

15 Affordable U.S. Cities To Add To Your Bucket List

Kansas City, MO
You don’t have to head for one of the coasts to find a worthwhile vacation spot. Kansas City has a vibrant art and music scene, along with dozens of cool bars and restaurants to check out. It is also home to several major art museums, including the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, as well as the American Jazz Museum. It’s easily accessible from anywhere in the central U.S. and drivable from many nearby cities.

The Art of Our Time

The Art of Our Time
Creating a cultural and civic dialogue around contemporary art, an interview with Barbara O’Brien


By contributing writer Susan Melgren


Kathy Surber: Nonprofit CFO of the Year

Kansas City Business Journal announced today that Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s Kathy Surber, director of finance and accounting, has been named a 2015 CFO of the Year Award recipient in the “Non-Profit” category. The CFO of the Year Awards recognize the achievements of Kansas City’s top CFOs. The Kansas City-based publication will present Surber with the award on June 5, 2015, at a ceremony to be held at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas.

KC Studio Cover

Kemper Museum exhibiton artist Xaviera Simmons takes the cover of KC Studio magazine's May/June issue. See the review of Simmons' exhibition on page 24 by Alice Thorson. KC Studio is on newsstands now!

KCPT's Arts Upload visits the Museum

Is Kansas City a theatre town, an incubator for music-makers, a haven for visual artists?  Does it blaze trails in animation, the spoken word and creative ways to preserve the past? KCPT’s ARTS UPLOAD says “yes” to all of the above.

See the Kemper Museum featured on Arts Upload!