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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!

New York Magazine

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My Favorite Building

"The unorthodox, 23,200-square-foot museum situated at 4420 Warwick Blvd. in Kansas City, is composed of a large atrium attached to two wings. The museum, which was built between 1992 and 1994 at the cost of about $6.6 million, utilizes concrete, glass and steel as its primary building materials. Birkerts told the museum his design is a tribute to the modern art the museum displays and its dynamic form is supposed to reject traditional architectural style yet feel expressive and accommodating. Birkerts is famous for his free-flowing, non-traditional designs.

KC Star Feature

Post-Crosby, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art looks to the future
BY ALICE THORSON - THE KANSAS CITY STAR

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art marks its 20th anniversary this year, but the celebration is bittersweet.

R. Crosby Kemper, the banker and civic leader who put the museum in motion with co-founder Bebe Kemper, died eight months ago, raising questions in the arts community about the museum’s future. Is there funding — and a commitment from his children — for the museum to continue?