Permanent Collection

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art's Permanent Collection includes exemplary works by hundreds of modern and contemporary artists from a global perspective. Since Kemper Museum's opening in 1994, the Permanent Collection has has grown exponentially to reflect a more inclusive scope of American art and that of the world. At the core of the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection is the Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, composed of gifts from the Museum's co-founders R. Crosby Kemper, Jr. (1927-2014) and Mary "Bebe" Hunt, as well as several Kemper Family Foundations. Kemper Museum continues to grow its Permanent Collection, illuminating the importance of art in all forms as a mode of interpreting our contemporary world.

Kemper Museum extends the reach of its Permanent Collection by loaning artworks to other institutions to be presented in special exhibitions. In this way, the Permanent Collection engages new audiences across the globe and contributes to research and scholarship in contemporary art. Click here to see what is currently on loan.

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Richard Diebenkorn
Tom Hück
Tom Hück
Tom Hück