Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents 8–12 exhibitions per year in the Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery, the Barbara & Paul Uhlmann Gallery, and the Kemper East Gallery. The Museum curates exhibitions from its Permanent Collection and of the work of emerging, midcareer, and established artists.
Kemper Museum presents a major exhibition of works by internationally-renowned New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum (American, born 1955). Featuring textiles, ceramics, and works on paper, Apfelbaum’s artistic practice branches out into broader social and historical contexts, and is situated in the legacy of post-war American art.
Lexicon is a special exhibition celebrating the artists who have shaped the exhibiting and collecting history of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art since its founding in 1994. The exhibition will present well-known works by artists in the Museum’s Permanent Collection alongside new and never-before-seen acquisitions from the past five years. New works by artists whose exhibitions have greatly impacted Kemper Museum over the past quarter century will also be added in three stages, transforming and refreshing the gallery over the course of the exhibition.
Kemper Museum debuts a major solo installation by London-based, Edinburgh-born artist Hew Locke (born 1959). The most comprehensive exhibition to-date of work by Locke – which will include two works from the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection – this exhibition involves a wide range of media, making extensive use of collage and found objects, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and installation.