Artists exhibited include Polly Apfelbaum, Ken Aptekar, Christian Boltanski, Petah Coyne, Russell Crotty, Naomi Fisher, Till Freiwald, Jim Hodges, Alex Katz, Nikki S. Lee, Marco Maggi, Fairfield Porter, Lezley Saar, Shahzia Sikander, Do-Ho Suh, Robert Therrien, Wayne Thiebaud, Phoebe Washburn, Bruce Yonemoto, and many others.
Last 6 Months
Cityscapes and Indoor Spaces contrasts the bustling energy of the city with the quiet intimacy of indoor spaces, as depicted in selected works of art from Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection. This exhibition highlights works that emphasize the personalities of the architectures of popular cities and interior spaces.
Well-Read: Artists Inspired by Literature highlights works of art in Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection with a notable literary influence. American artists Romare Bearden (American, 1911–1988) and Ed Blackburn (American, born 1940) both find inspiration from the first book in the Bible: Genesis. Bearden’s collage Noah, The Third Day/Prevalence of Ritual (1974) illuminates the story of Noah, who created a vessel to preserve the world’s animals and his own family from a devastating flood.
Now, Then, and Tomorrow explores themes of past and future in response to the year 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. Curated by the Kemper Teen Arts Council, this virtual exhibition explores connections among works in Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection that speak to our past and current realities as well as our hopes for the future.