The history of the 20th and early 21st centuries is one that is scarred by incomprehensibly violent events with far-reaching effects. It is an era of world wars, totalitarian mass terror, social and ethnic...more
On the Thresholds of Space-Making surveys the work of Shinohara Kazuo (1925–2006), one of Japan’s most influential architects of the postwar generation. A mathematician turned architect, Shinohara achieved...more
Mythic, idealized, religious, sexualized, romantic, misogynist, even feminist—images of women are inevitably laden with the freight of cultural and visual conventions surrounding the feminine, some as ancient...more
If one says "Red" (the name of a color)
and there are 50 people listening,
it can be expected that there will be 50 reds in their minds.
And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different. ...more
Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks is the first major solo museum exhibition to survey the career of this Chicago-born, New York-based artist. Using photography, painting, sculpture, and video, Johnson...more
American Places explores the breadth of practices and responses to place in significant nineteenth-century American landscape painting in the Kemper Art Museum and St. Louis area collections. From New England...more
For many people, the history of Western art exists as an imagined litany of beautiful artworks, a chronology of idealized figures and finished objects. Featuring a selection of paintings, prints, photographs,...more
One of the characteristics of St. Louis art collections, private as well as public, is an extraordinary wealth of modern and contemporary artworks that were made in Germany. Recently the Mildred Lane Kemper...more
The exhibition features thesis projects by 23 Master of Fine Arts candidates in Washington University’s Graduate School of Art, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.
The 2013 MFA candidates...more
Following the ascent of abstraction in the early twentieth century, international Surrealist and Expressionist tendencies brought renewed attention to the human condition on personal, social, and existential...more
The Kemper Art Museum has received a $36,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) that will support a detailed conservation study of paintings in the Museum's permanent collection.