Kemper Museum http://kcur.org en Kemper Museum Hires New Director http://kcur.org/post/kemper-museum-hires-new-director <p>The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art has appointed a new museum director: Current chief curator and director of exhibitions and collections Barbara O&#39;Brien.</p><p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 15:50:35 +0000 Emilie Mutert 18994 at http://kcur.org Kemper Museum Hires New Director Kemper ArtCast: Observational Expertise http://kcur.org/post/kemper-artcast-observational-expertise <div>In this interview, Kemper Museum Educator of School and Family Programs, Lauren Park, talks to exhibition artist Wilbur Niewald about the term &ldquo;plein air&rdquo; painting. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:45:55 +0000 Drew Bolton 16825 at http://kcur.org Kemper ArtCast: Observational Expertise Kemper ARTcast: Interview With The Artist Eric Fertman http://kcur.org/post/kemper-artcast-interview-artist-eric-fertman <p>In this Kemper ARTcast, Kemper Museum Chief Curator Barbara O’Brien interviews Brooklyn-based artist Eric Fertman, who made a conscious decision to stay in New York after graduating with a BFA from Cooper Union in 1997. This decision was important in his success as it allowed him to stay connected to a supportive group of people. “One person gets their foot in the door, and then they pull their friends in with them.”</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 20:00:11 +0000 Drew Bolton 12655 at http://kcur.org Kemper ARTcast: Interview With The Artist Eric Fertman Kemper ARTcast: Interview with the Artist Wilbur Niewald http://kcur.org/post/kemper-artcast-interview-artist-wilbur-niewald <p>Kansas City artist Wilbur Niewald has been associated with the Kansas City Art Institute for 76 years, and claims it has changed, &ldquo;but not as much as you would imagine&hellip;it&#39;s always been like an oasis.&rdquo;&nbsp; In this Kemper ARTcast, Dr. Jacqueline Chanda, recently inducted President of the Kansas City Art Institute, asks Niewald about the changes in his painting over his career in conjunction with the <em>Wilbur Niewald: The Studio Portrait</em>, now on view at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:32:12 +0000 Drew Bolton 11158 at http://kcur.org Kemper ARTcast: Interview with the Artist Wilbur Niewald Wilbur Niewald: Painting What He Sees http://kcur.org/post/wilbur-niewald-painting-what-he-sees <p>Artist <a href="http://www.wilburniewald.com/">Wilbur Niewald</a>, professor emeritus of painting at the <a href="http://www.kcai.edu/">Kansas City Art Institute</a>, draws and paints from direct observation &ndash; what he sees around him.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 11093 at http://kcur.org Wilbur Niewald: Painting What He Sees Artist Petah Coyne: Peacocks as Symbol of Renewal http://kcur.org/post/artist-petah-coyne-peacocks-symbol-renewal <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-534f56de4c26a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-534f56de4c26a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="534f56de4c26a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-990023.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo – Sculptor Petah Coyne's <i>Untitled #1336 (Scalapino Nu Shu)</i> is a massive installation, featuring a 14-foot-high apple tree covered in black sand, and taxidermied pheasants and peacocks. The subtitle of the work refers to Coyne's friendship with the late poet Leslie Scalapino, and n? shu - a centuries old Chinese writing technique used by women, stories told in secret writing.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:09:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2320 at http://kcur.org Artist Petah Coyne: Peacocks as Symbol of Renewal Kemper ARTcast: June Ahrens http://kcur.org/post/kemper-artcast-june-ahrens <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-534f56de49c24-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-534f56de49c24-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="534f56de49c24-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-988988.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Artist June Ahrens sits with Chief Curator Barbara O'Brien to discuss her works relating to September 11, in the exhibition <i>Acquisitions in Context: June Ahrens</i>.</p> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 13:17:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2314 at http://kcur.org Kemper ARTcast: June Ahrens June Ahrens: Tapping Memories through Material http://kcur.org/post/june-ahrens-tapping-memories-through-material <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Artist June Ahrens draws on a wide range of materials, from rusty razor blades and air conditioner filters to insulation foam and pillows.</p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:55:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2306 at http://kcur.org June Ahrens: Tapping Memories through Material