Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents 8–12 exhibitions per year in the Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery, the Barbara and Paul Uhlmann Gallery, the Meeting Room Gallery, and the Kemper East Gallery. The Museum curates exhibitions from its Permanent Collection and of the work of emerging, midcareer, and established artists.
The first major museum exhibition to focus on the work of contemporary artist Elias Sime (Ethiopian, born 1968), Tightrope features more than two dozen works of art in varying scales and showcases brightly-colored tableaux and sculptural assemblages rooted in both the figurative and abstract modes of modern Ethiopian art.
Kemper Museum’s fifth annual Atrium Project is a commissioned, site-specific installation by Dominican-American, New York-based artist Joiri Minaya (born 1990). Best known for her work, #dominicanwomengooglesearch (2016), Minaya used imagery that resulted in the Google search “Dominican women” to negotiate how female bodies are exoticized.