Past Exhibitions

  • September 8, 2017 - January 8, 2018
    Teaching Gallery
    What is, and what isn’t, feminist art? Reframing Feminism: Visualizing Women, Gender & Sexuality reflects on the relationships among art, activism, and feminist movements through a broad selection of...   more
  • September 8, 2017 - January 8, 2018
    Barney A. Ebsworth Gallery
    With construction poised to begin on the ambitious expansion project that will give more space to display the permanent collection, it is an opportune time to explore the Museum’s holdings further and take...   more
  • September 8, 2017 - May 21, 2018
    Bernoudy Permanent Collection Gallery
    Woven throughout this chronological display of selected works from the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum’s permanent collection are the leitmotifs real, radical, and psychological, illuminating how these notions...   more
  • June 9, 2017 - August 6, 2017
    Garen Gallery
    Barbara Kruger’s untitled banner-sized work (1989–90)—emblazoned with an immense image of a snake and the dual message “Don’t tread on me / Don’t tempt me”—greets visitors to the Garen Gallery this summer....   more
  • May 12, 2017 - August 6, 2017
    Barney A. Ebsworth Gallery
    This exhibition features thesis projects by the twenty-five students in the graduating class of Washington University’s Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. The 2017 MFA...   more
  • April 7, 2017 - August 6, 2017
    Arthur Greenberg Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition
    While our human need to eat is universal, as a culture we hunger for something beyond food itself, thus heightening the significance of the meal. The Modern Meal: Sustenance through Ritual investigates visual...   more
  • February 10, 2017 - March 19, 2017
    Teaching Gallery
    What is the role of the visual arts in establishing and sustaining heroic status through which societies define and articulate their values? By encouraging viewers to contemplate the conception of the hero in...   more
  • February 10, 2017 - May 21, 2017
    Garen Gallery
    At the turn of the nineteenth century France prided itself as a global cultural leader. Republican politics promoted both a booming business climate and an empowering belief in the importance of the arts, and...   more
  • February 10, 2017 - April 17, 2017
    Barney A. Ebsworth Gallery
    This first full-career retrospective highlights the groundbreaking work of Rosalyn Drexler (American, b. 1926), celebrating her unique contributions to the history of Pop art and her long and multifaceted...   more
  • September 9, 2016 - January 15, 2017
    Entire Museum
    The largest selection of the Kemper Art Museum’s permanent collection ever shown, Real / Radical / Psychological: The Collection on Display celebrates the Museum’s first ten years in its Fumihiko Maki-designed...   more