Friday, January 23, 2015

Kemper useum: Friday, 23 January 2015

Join us as we celebrate the openings of our spring 2015 exhibitions.

7 to 9p Public reception

Ebsworth Gallery

Permanent Collection Reinstalled to Complement New Exhibitions


When you come to see our new exhibitions, be sure to visit the reinstalled Bernoudy Permanent Collection Gallery on the second level. While the thematic sections--Abstract/Real, Body/Self, Nature/Culture--remain, some of our most important works are now featured in the spring exhibition From Picasso to Fontana--Collecting Modern and Postwar Art in the Eisendrath Years, 1960-1968. This has provided an opportunity for our curators to reimagine the permanent collection gallery. 

Included in the works on view is a selection of Western depictions of Native Americans and their culture by George Caleb Bingham, Edward Curtis, and Charles Wimar. These were chosen to facilitate continued exploration of themes central to the spring exhibition
Sam Durant: Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington D.C., also opening tonight. Durant's thought-provoking sculptural installation interrogates issues such as America's foundational narrative and the significance of the unequal power relations between whites and Native Americans to this narrative.

We hope these new connections spark many meaningful conversations about some of today's most important issues.


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