Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today introduces the work of more than twenty exceptional artists in conversation with one another for the first time.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, in cooperation with the Kansas City Chapter of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), is proud to host Women to Watch | Metals June 16, 2017–January 28, 2018.
The Women to Watch exhibition series features emerging or underrepresented artists from the states and countries in which NMWA has outreach committees. From the ornamental to the functional, this year’s exhibition explores metal as a medium.
Juried and curated by Kemper Museum Executive Director Barbara O’Brien.
The Kemper Museum is commissioning artist Firelei Báez to create a site-specific work of art for the Museum’s atrium, a project in its second year. Báez was born in 1981 in the Dominican Republic, and lives and works in New York. Her imagery builds upon the convergence of cultural histories and examines immigration, identity, and social and historical relevance from both human and folkloric perspectives. Jared Quinton, writer and critic for Artsy, in February 2016 described Báez as “one of our most gifted and relevant young artists working today.”
Every three years, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery invites artists across America to investigate the art of portraiture through the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Established in 2006, it is the premier national competition celebrating excellence and innovation in portraiture.