Past Exhibitions

  • September 18, 2009 - January 4, 2010
    Kemper Art Museum
    Dripping or flinging paint across a canvas; letting the progressive decay of organic materials determine a composition; flipping coins to compose musical scores--these are some of the processes used to...   more
  • September 18, 2009 - January 4, 2010
    Kemper Art Museum, College of Art Gallery
    Imaginative and visionary while conceptually rigorous and complex, the projects in Metabolic City feature fanciful names--Bubble City, Floating City, Instant City, and Marine City--for proposed systems...   more
  • September 18, 2009 - January 4, 2010
    Kemper Art Museum, Teaching Gallery
    Drawing from an array of popular media, documentary photography, and personal artworks, this exhibition explores the various visual representations of Japanese Americans during the 1940s. Within months after...   more
  • May 8, 2009 - July 27, 2009
    Kemper Art Museum
    The exhibition features thesis projects by twenty-seven master of fine arts candidates in Washington University's Graduate School of Art, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. MFA Candidates...   more
  • May 8, 2009 - July 27, 2009
    Kemper Art Museum
    Rirkrit Tiravanija interviews twelve international artists of his generation who rose to prominence in the 1990s in this installation featuring the film CHEW THE FAT (A documentary portrait by Rirkrit...   more
  • May 8, 2009 - July 27, 2009
    Kemper Art Museum, Teaching Gallery
    Organized in conjunction with the Diversity Arts Youth Program to be held at Washington University in St. Louis this summer, this Teaching Gallery installation brings together works from the Kemper Art Museum'...   more
  • January 30, 2009 - April 27, 2009
    Kemper Art Museum, Teaching Gallery
    In the wake of the expansion of the rights of freedom of speech in France in the early 1830s, again in the later 1860s, and finally again in the Third Republic, the vibrant and expressive art form of...   more
  • January 30, 2009 - April 27, 2009
    Kemper Art Museum
    Eero Saarinen was one of the most prolific, unorthodox, and controversial architects of the twentieth century. By exploring Saarinen's entire output of more than fifty built and proposed projects--including St...   more
  • September 19, 2008 - January 5, 2009
    Kemper Art Museum
    Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture At Midcentury takes a look at the broad cultural zeitgeist of "cool" that influenced the visual, graphic, and decorative arts, furniture, architecture...   more
  • August 22, 2008 - January 5, 2009
    Kemper Art Museum, Teaching Gallery
    Organized in conjunction with Professor Susan Rotroff's course on ancient Athens offered through the Department of Classics, this exhibition presents a series of vases from the ancient Greek symposium--a...   more