Past Exhibitions

  • May 6, 2016 - July 31, 2016
    Teaching Gallery
    Throughout the history of Western art, the human body has been a locus of artistic innovation. During the transformative period of the nineteenth century, artists experimented with alternative ways of...   more
  • May 6, 2016 - July 24, 2016
    Barney A. Ebsworth Gallery
    This exhibition features thesis projects by the twenty students in the graduating class of Washington University’s Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. The 2016 MFA...   more
  • March 4, 2016 - August 7, 2016
    Garen Gallery
    German artist Julian Rosefeldt’s multichannel film installation, American Night (2009), is a satirical and engaging critique of the mythology of the American West as disseminated through the Western film genre...   more
  • January 29, 2016 - April 24, 2016
    Teaching Gallery
    When artists sought to build a market for landscape painting in the nineteenth-century United States, they encountered a major difficulty: the American landscape lacked the grand castles and ruins that had...   more
  • January 29, 2016 - April 24, 2016
    Barney A. Ebsworth Gallery
    We are in the dawn of the drone age, a turning point in history when the technology of surveillance and remote engagement is changing the way we live and understand the world. Over the past decade, the United...   more
  • November 13, 2015 - February 14, 2016
    Garen Gallery
    The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill offers a unique opportunity to view paintings rarely seen in North America by the British statesman Winston Churchill (1874–1965), one of the most renowned—and many say...   more
  • September 11, 2015 - January 4, 2016
    Barney A. Ebsworth Gallery
    More than just a military conflict, World War I was a war of culture waged by European nations to determine who would lead Europe into the twentieth century and guide civilization in the face of modernity. It...   more
  • September 11, 2015 - January 4, 2016
    Teaching Gallery
    Relationships and Representation: Perspectives on Social Justice Work brings together a selection of artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection by Christian Jankowski, Rashid Johnson, Sharon Lockhart,...   more
  • September 11, 2015 - October 19, 2015
    Rotation 2: Contemporary Art from the Peter Norton Gift presents the second installation of highlights from a major donation of contemporary artworks recently gifted to the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum by...   more
  • May 1, 2015 - August 2, 2015
    Garen Gallery
    Rotation 1: Contemporary Art from the Peter Norton Gift presents highlights from a major donation of contemporary artworks recently gifted to the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum by Peter Norton, the prominent...   more