Past Exhibitions

  • February 7, 2020 - April 19, 2020
    Teaching Gallery
    Truths and Reckonings: The Art of Transformative Racial Justice explores how art and art institutions contribute to transitional justice by confronting histories of racist violence and their legacies today....   more
  • February 7, 2020 - April 19, 2020
    Video Gallery
    Three videos by Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno inaugurate the Kemper Art Museum’s new video gallery. Aerocene Tata Inti – Event Horizon – Aerocene, Launches at White Sands documents launches of Saraceno’...   more
  • February 7, 2020 - April 19, 2020
    Due to the Museum's temporary closure related to COVID-19, Multiplied: Edition MAT and the Transformable Work of Art, 1959–1965 is not currently on view. For an in-depth digital exploration of the...   more
  • September 28, 2019 - January 5, 2020
    The newly expanded and renovated Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum opened this fall with a major exhibition of work by Ai Weiwei. The renowned Chinese dissident artist and activist is internationally known for...   more
  • May 4, 2018 - May 21, 2018
    Featuring thesis projects by the eighteen students in the graduating class of Washington University’s Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, this exhibition reflects a...   more
  • February 2, 2018 - April 16, 2018
    Barney A. Ebsworth Gallery
    Spanning the period from the mid-1940s through the 1970s, Postwar Prints and Multiples: Investigating the Collection presents a selection of printed and editioned artworks from the permanent collection created...   more
  • February 2, 2018 - April 16, 2018
    Barney A. Ebsworth Gallery
    Island Press, Washington University’s collaborative printmaking workshop, has been producing prints by leading artists from around the world since its founding in 1978. This exhibition, following the Kemper...   more
  • February 2, 2018 - May 21, 2018
    Teaching Gallery
    In the early 1970s the New York–based group Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) put together a collection of some of the most important American art of the 1960s, including Pop, Minimal, and Conceptual...   more
  • February 2, 2018 - May 21, 2018
    Garen Gallery
    Transformative Visions: Washington University’s East End, Then and Now examines the rich history of architectural planning and design for the east end of Washington University’s Danforth Campus. Located...   more
  • September 13, 2017 - October 12, 2017
    The flag Untitled (Dividing Time) (2017) by Robert Longo is based on a monumental, black-and-white charcoal drawing of the American flag that Longo completed the day of the 2016 presidential election. A...   more