In response to the recent focus on Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, UMB, and a detention facility in Rhode Island:
Kemper Museum fully supports a safe and welcome space for dialogue and discussion on topics that are important to the community and its future, thoughtfully exploring issues and solutions.
“Eighty-year-old artist Virginia Jaramillo ran her fingers over bumps of paint on the canvas and tilted her head to gaze at her 1975 painting titled Principle of Equivalence. The title, she said, references more philosophical notions of equivalence.
“What the artist describes as 'a community of naked, plush creatures called fumblys' populate Fuko Ito’s pastel-colored, psychedelic work, and I, for one, would like to go on record as saying I’m up for this adventure anytime.
“The spider sculptures by Louise Bourgeois have become part of the iconic imagery of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. But they can't be separated from the life and mind of the artist.” –– Carol Diehl, Contributing Editor at Art in America on KCUR 89.3 FM