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December 6, 2017 | Around the Museum

As part of the continued commitment to our mission rooted in enriching lives through the experience of contemporary art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is excited to be sharing our new strategic plan with the public in the new year.

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November 14, 2017 | Around the Museum

“Peeling wallpaper and crumbling walls usually signify things in disarray. In Firelei Báez’ mural ‘To See Beyond Its Walls (and access the places that lie beyond),’ the Kemper Museum’s latest commissioned atrium project, that’s the point.

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November 8, 2017 | Around the Museum

“In the early 2000s, an artist from Japan came to study at the Kansas City Art Institute. She made a big impression on the arts community here ... and it made one on her as well.

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November 3, 2017 | Around the Museum

“Amy Sherald has two paintings at the Kemper Museum (one of which is part of a new portraiture exhibit) and is also painting the official portrait of Michelle Obama for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.” –– Gina Kaufmann, KCUR 89.3

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October 3, 2017 | Around the Museum

“For Desiree Warren, art creativity may come through an idea from somebody else’s junk pile.” –– Greg Mast, The Ottawa Herald 

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August 30, 2017 | Around the Museum

Check out this fun new video produced for this year's exciting 2017 Kemper Gala... Havana Carnival!

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August 25, 2017 | Around the Museum

“Land-locked Kansas City might not have obvious connections with the Caribbean Sea.

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August 9, 2017 | 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 Executi

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