Past Exhibitions

  • May 8, 2009 - July 27, 2009
    Kemper Art Museum
    Rirkrit Tiravanija interviews twelve international artists of his generation who rose to prominence in the 1990s in this installation featuring the film CHEW THE FAT (A documentary portrait by Rirkrit...   more
  • May 8, 2009 - July 27, 2009
    Kemper Art Museum, Teaching Gallery
    Organized in conjunction with the Diversity Arts Youth Program to be held at Washington University in St. Louis this summer, this Teaching Gallery installation brings together works from the Kemper Art Museum'...   more
  • January 30, 2009 - April 27, 2009
    Kemper Art Museum, Teaching Gallery
    In the wake of the expansion of the rights of freedom of speech in France in the early 1830s, again in the later 1860s, and finally again in the Third Republic, the vibrant and expressive art form of...   more
  • January 30, 2009 - April 27, 2009
    Kemper Art Museum
    Eero Saarinen was one of the most prolific, unorthodox, and controversial architects of the twentieth century. By exploring Saarinen's entire output of more than fifty built and proposed projects--including St...   more
  • September 19, 2008 - January 5, 2009
    Kemper Art Museum
    Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture At Midcentury takes a look at the broad cultural zeitgeist of "cool" that influenced the visual, graphic, and decorative arts, furniture, architecture...   more
  • August 22, 2008 - January 5, 2009
    Kemper Art Museum, Teaching Gallery
    Organized in conjunction with Professor Susan Rotroff's course on ancient Athens offered through the Department of Classics, this exhibition presents a series of vases from the ancient Greek symposium--a...   more
  • May 2, 2008 - July 21, 2008
    Kemper Art Museum
    Over the course of the nineteenth century, the genre of landscape painting shifted from one of the lowliest subjects for academic painters to one of the primary genres of avant-garde engagement. Key to this...   more
  • May 2, 2008 - July 21, 2008
    Kemper Art Museum
    The exhibition will include artworks in a variety of media by thirteen master of fine arts candidates in Washington University's Graduate School of Art, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts....   more
  • May 2, 2008 - July 21, 2008
    Kemper Art Museum, Teaching Gallery
    During the summer of 2008, cultural organizations across St. Louis will be hosting an international centennial celebration of the life and work of American sculptor Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908). In conjunction...   more
  • February 8, 2008 - April 21, 2008
    Kemper Art Museum
    Thaddeus Strode: Absolutes and Nothings presents a selection of large-scale paintings by this LA-based artist as part of the Kemper Art Museum's Contemporary Projects series. Strode's first major museum show...   more