Past Exhibitions

  • September 9, 2011 - January 9, 2012
    Kemper Art Museum, Garen Gallery
    Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno is internationally recognized for his fantastic architectural proposals, pneumatic sculptures, and environmental installations. Tomás Saraceno will showcase newly...   more
  • September 9, 2011 - January 9, 2012
    Kemper Art Museum, Ebsworth Gallery
    The world today feels increasingly globalized and interconnected, yet also ever more precarious, as old certainties—historical, ideological, and material—give way to pervasive threats of climate change,...   more
  • August 19, 2011 - January 15, 2012
    Kemper Art Museum, Teaching Gallery
    Against the notion of a static world of things, the stress of the performative is on process, participant, event, execution, and expressive action. The concept of performativity first emerged in the United...   more
  • May 13, 2011 - July 18, 2011
    Kemper Art Museum, Teaching Gallery
    The human body—depicted nude, in allegorical form, in portraiture, or as an object mediated by the effects of modernization—is one of the oldest and most important subjects in Western art. This Teaching...   more
  • May 6, 2011 - August 1, 2011
    Kemper Art Museum
    The exhibition will feature thesis projects by the 2011 Master of Fine Arts candidates in Washington University's Graduate School of Art, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. 2011 MFA...   more
  • May 6, 2011 - August 1, 2011
    Kemper Art Museum, Garen Gallery
    Conceptual artist Cosima von Bonin’s creative practice is distinguished by an exceptional interweaving of sculpture, installation, video, textiles, music, performance, and her own social network....   more
  • January 28, 2011 - April 18, 2011
    Kemper Art Museum
    American contemporary artist Elizabeth Peyton is celebrated as one of the most important painters of her generation; during the last two decades she has also created numerous monotypes, lithographs, etchings,...   more
  • January 28, 2011 - April 18, 2011
    Kemper Art Museum
    Island Press: Three Decades of Printmaking surveys the work of Washington University’s Island Press from its beginnings as a traditional press shop in 1978, producing high quality artist editions in...   more
  • January 28, 2011 - April 18, 2011
    Kemper Art Museum
    Luis Camnitzer: Forewords and Last Words presents a selection of prints, multiples, and artist’s books by renowned conceptual artist Luis Camnitzer, highlighting his longstanding engagement with the...   more
  • January 28, 2011 - May 9, 2011
    Kemper Art Museum, Teaching Gallery
    The devastation wrought by World War I led to virulent critiques of reason, progress, and a kind of nationalism that had used technology to mostly destructive ends. International Dada movements during the War...   more