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.
Borrowing from the logic of medieval tapestries hung as symbols of authority, Summer Wheat’s tactile paintings merge process and narrative to ponder individual and collective human experience through the guise of various moments in art history.
The first major museum exhibition to focus on the work of contemporary Ethiopian artist Elias Sime (b. 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.