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 of Contemporary Art, in cooperation with the Kansas City chapter of National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), is proud to host Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020. This exhibition series features emerging or underrepresented artists from the states and countries in which NMWA has outreach committees.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s fourth annual Atrium Project is a commissioned, site-specific installation by artist Angel Otero (b. 1981, Santurce, Puerto Rico; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York), a visual artist best known for his process-based paintings. While much of his works have been influenced by memories based in photographs and other family memorabilia combined with the gestures of twentieth century painting, his latest works highlight the artist’s unique process as a form of narrative in itself.
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.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is partnering again with Charlotte Street Foundation to host the Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award exhibition, featuring recent works by Kansas City-based artists Boi Boy, Megan Pobywajlo, and Fatimah Tuggar.