"Needless to say, when Kemper does fully reopen, things will be different than when it last greeted the public in March. Admission will remain free, but timed tickets and masks will be required.
"Originally the theme of 'Tightrope' was one of attempting to balance the rapid changes a city undergoes as its urban core grows and develops. Sime realized that tension can also be exacerbated by the expansion of and dependence on technology in our lives.
"Whoever coined the phrase, “The show must go on” never witnessed a citywide shut down due to a pandemic. The stay-at-home mandate hit the arts community especially hard. By March, stages went dark. Art galleries closed. Performances were canceled. And scheduled fundraisers were sidelined.
"No one knows when Kansas City cultural life will return to normal. Not even Siri. But the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art will still be hosting this traveling exhibit through January 31, 2021—catch it when you can." ––Judith Fertig, IN Kansas City
"Grilling fish is not as daunting a task as you may think. That said, there is one essential that anyone who enjoys grilled fish must have: a fish-grilling basket. With it, there is no unevenly cooked skin, no skin sticking to the grill grate, and no guessing game as to when the fish is done.
“Art helps us make sense of the world around us.” Don Schreiner, director of advancement, thinks those words from a museum board member sum up the value Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art has been bringing to the heart of Kansas City since 1994.