As a university art museum, the Kemper Art Museum continually engages with and contributes to the intellectual life of the Washington University and St. Louis communities. The Museum works with students and educators to encourage connections between art and other academic disciplines—from art history to social work, graphic design, medicine, neuroscience, literature, and local history—and engage in lively discussions centered on artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection.
These thematic lists, which contain only a small sampling of the Museum’s nearly 6,000 artworks, are designed to help students and educators start to discover the variety of artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection. Explore artworks that depict a range of subject matter like landscapes, mythology, and portraiture, and others that express themes of civil rights, culture, and identity, dating from ancient Greece to the contemporary period.
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To request your own thematic list, arrange a visit to the Museum’s Study Room, or discuss how to fit a themed tour in to your classroom plans contact Rochelle Caruthers, university academic programs coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.935.9433. To propose a Teaching Gallery exhibition, contact Allison Taylor, head of education and community engagement, at email@example.com or 314.935.7918.