This exhibition will feature thesis projects by 26 Master of Fine Arts students in Washington University’s Graduate School of Art, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. The 2014 MFA...more
A lampshade unfurled and dangling from the ceiling, a palimpsest of posters ripped and torn, a map eaten away by rain—spanning half a century, the artworks in this exhibition explore aesthetic engagement with...more
As part of STL250, a regionwide celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis, Inside the Palace of Fine Arts: Cosmopolitanism at the 1904 World’s Fair gathers together a selection of...more
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
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
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
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
Three Egyptian mummies—two of which are owned by the Kemper Art Museum—recently received CT scans at WUSTL's School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, in the hopes of revealing new information about the societies in which they lived.