• Patrick Quarm (Ghanaian, born 1988), OBAAPA, 2020 
    mixed media: acrylic, oil on African print fabric, 43 x 33 x 6 inches.

    Promised gift of Bill and Christy Gautreaux, PG.2021.1.
    © Patrick Quarm. Photo: Casey Kelbaugh, 2020.

    Patrick Quarm (Ghanaian, born 1988), OBAAPA, 2020 
    mixed media: acrylic, oil on African print fabric, 43 x 33 x 6 inches.

    Promised gift of Bill and Christy Gautreaux, PG.2021.1.
    © Patrick Quarm. Photo: Casey Kelbaugh, 2020.

Five Years and Counting: Expanding the Permanent Collection

Friday, September 30, 2022 to Sunday, January 8, 2023
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Five Years and Counting features works of art acquired for the Permanent Collection in recent years. Together these works showcase the museum’s remarkable exhibition history and dedication to collecting significant works by women artists and artists of color that reflect the vitality, complexity, and unfolding patterns within modern and contemporary art and culture.

This exhibition invites visitors to engage with new acquisitions, revisiting favorite artists encountered at Kemper Museum during the past half decade – many of whom have become major figures in contemporary art – and learning about how a permanent collection evolves and the role it plays within a museum and for the public it serves.

This exhibition is organized by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and co-curated by Krista Alba, assistant curator, and Erin Dziedzic, director of curatorial affairs.

Digital Exhibition Guide

Exhibition Programs

Friday, September 30, 2022
Exhibition Opening
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
6–8 p.m.
FREE | All Ages | Registration Encouraged

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Coffee & Conversation with Kansas City-based Artist Miguel Rivera
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
2 p.m.
FREE | All Ages | Registration Encouraged

Learn more & register.

Exhibition Sponsors

Sustaining Sponsors

Judy O. Kirk Charitable Fund

Additional financial assistance is provided by generous donors and members, especially: William T. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee; Bebe & Crosby Kemper Foundation, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee; Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; The Family of Mary Beth Smith Docent Program; Christy and Bill Gautreaux; Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation; Matt Smith & Lindsey Patterson Smith; Stanley J. Bushman and Ann Canfield; Charles M. Helzberg and Sandra Baer; Jack and Karen Holland Visiting Artist Fund; Bebe and Graham Hunt; SpecChem / Liz and Greg Maday; Jo Ann and William Sullivan; Jane Voorhees; Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, Commerce Bank, Trustee; Murphy-Hoffman Company; Spencer Fane LLP; Thomas and Sally Wood Family Foundation; Todd and Emily Voth; Copaken Family Fund; JE Dunn Construction; Francis Family Foundation; Kansas City University; Catherine Mead; Virginia and James Moffett; Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation; Bradley and Linda Nicholson Foundation; Harry Portman Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee; Courtney S. Turner Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; UMB Financial Corporation; Judy O. Kirk/Kirk Foundation; RLS Illumination Fund; The Sosland Foundation.

 

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