Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art http://kcur.org en Kemper Museum's Exhibition Gets 'Dressed Up' http://kcur.org/post/kemper-museums-exhibition-gets-dressed <p></p><p>The Halloween season is a time when, for at least a night or two, you can become something – or someone – else. &nbsp;An exhibition at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art called <em>Dressed Up</em> explores the "theater of the self," and the role of nature, culture, reality and perception.</p><p><strong>Creating a new self-image</strong></p><p>"Let’s be really ornery in the museum," encourages librarian Meghann Henry. "And on the count of three, you're going to count shout ‘Good morning!’ One, two three, 'Good morning!' Pretty good, alright."</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 46106 at http://kcur.org Kemper Museum's Exhibition Gets 'Dressed Up' Three Summer Dishes From Café Sebastienne Executive Chef Jennifer Maloney http://kcur.org/post/three-summer-dishes-caf-sebastienne-executive-chef-jennifer-maloney <p>With summer produce in full bloom, <a href="http://www.kemperart.org/cafe/" target="_blank">Café Sebastienne's</a> <strong>Jennifer Maloney</strong> shares some summer dishes from the restaurant's kitchen.</p><p><strong>Chilled Cantaloupe and Basil Soup</strong></p><p>Serve this cool favorite with a dry Riesling wine.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:06:48 +0000 Stephen Steigman 39560 at http://kcur.org Three Summer Dishes From Café Sebastienne Executive Chef Jennifer Maloney Laura McPhee, Photographing The Grandeur Of The West http://kcur.org/post/laura-mcphee-photographing-grandeur-west <p>In the exhibition<em> Laura McPhee: River of No Return</em> at the <a href="http://www.kemperart.org/">Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art</a>, the more than two dozen photographs - each six by eight feet - loom large. McPhee's series explores the grandeur of the West, tensions between ranchers and environmentalists, and human impact on the land - and its often unintended consequences.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Growing up McPhee</strong></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:30:31 +0000 Laura Spencer 38306 at http://kcur.org Laura McPhee, Photographing The Grandeur Of The West Kemper Founders Step Down From Museum Board http://kcur.org/post/kemper-founders-step-down-museum-board <p>The founders of the <a href="http://www.kemperart.org/">Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art</a> are stepping down from museum leadership. Wed, 01 May 2013 22:27:21 +0000 Laura Spencer 36033 at http://kcur.org Kemper Founders Step Down From Museum Board Erin Dziedzic Named Kemper Museum Curator http://kcur.org/post/erin-dziedzic-named-kemper-museum-curator <p>After conducting a national search, the <a href="http://www.kemperart.org/">Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art</a> today announced the selection of a new Curator and Head of Adult Programs: Erin Dziedzic. She starts at the museum in late April. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:32:15 +0000 Laura Spencer 34501 at http://kcur.org Erin Dziedzic Named Kemper Museum Curator Kemper ARTcast: Lordy Rodriguez http://kcur.org/post/kemper-artcast-lordy-rodriguez <div><span style="color:#1d1d1d">It was while studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York that <i>The Map as Art</i> artist <span class="il">Lordy</span> Rodriguez first started to explore themes of identity and place. </span> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:16:22 +0000 Brock Masterson 33487 at http://kcur.org Kemper ARTcast: Lordy Rodriguez Kemper ARTcast: Bryan Park and David Ellis http://kcur.org/post/kemper-artcast-bryan-park-and-david-ellis <p style="margin:0.0px 0.0px 12.0px 0.0px;font:12.0px Arial;color:#272727">A local sculptor/educator and a prototype model maker talk about their process in conjunction with the exhibition <em>The Map as Art</em> at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:24:50 +0000 Brock Masterson 28801 at http://kcur.org Kemper ARTcast: Bryan Park and David Ellis Kemper ARTcast: Interview with Angela Dufresne http://kcur.org/post/kemper-artcast-interview-angela-dufresne <p>A 1991 graduate of the <a href="http://www.kcai.edu/">Kansas City Art Institute</a>, Angela Dufresne paints loose figurative works that evoke works by seminal artists of 19th-century Europe and America, such as Thomas Cole and Frederick Church as well as French painters Jean Corot and Gustave Courbet. Dufresne manipulates idyllic scenes to rewrite history in her works. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Brock Masterson 28461 at http://kcur.org Kemper ARTcast: Interview with Angela Dufresne Kemper Hosts First Museum Retrospective For Lois Dodd http://kcur.org/post/kemper-hosts-first-museum-retrospective-lois-dodd <p>Artist Lois Dodd is known for painting from the inside looking out and the outside looking in - from the cityscapes of the Lower East Side of Manhattan to the gardens near her farmhouse in rural Maine.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 21928 at http://kcur.org Kemper Hosts First Museum Retrospective For Lois Dodd Kemper Museum Announces Resignation Of Director http://kcur.org/post/kemper-museum-announces-resignation-director <p>The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art announced on Friday it has begun a search for a new director. According to museum officials, director and CEO Rachael Blackburn Cozad has resigned. Fri, 18 May 2012 17:50:28 +0000 Laura Spencer 17921 at http://kcur.org Kemper Museum Announces Resignation Of Director Economy Rebounding, Kemper Museum Cuts Staff http://kcur.org/post/economy-rebounding-kemper-museum-cuts-staff <p>Despite a <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/2012/05/11/3605047/kc-art-museums-recover-from-recessions.html">recent article in <em>The Kansas City Star</em></a> titled &quot;Sting of recession fades for Kansas City art museums,&quot; the sting <em>has not faded</em> - and perhaps still burns - for newly terminated employees at the <a href="http://www.kemperart.org/">Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art</a>.</p><p> Fri, 18 May 2012 17:30:23 +0000 Laura Spencer 17876 at http://kcur.org Economy Rebounding, Kemper Museum Cuts Staff Kemper ARTcast 5: In Loving Memory of You http://kcur.org/post/kemper-artcast-5-loving-memory-you <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53535b0a1c469-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53535b0a1c469-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53535b0a1c469-"></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-824455.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 – Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents a two-part exhibition, exploring utopia and dystopia through works from its permanent collection. The titles of the exhibitions, In Loving Memory of You, come from the Kemper Museum's recent acquisition by Kansas City-based artist Archie Scott Gobber. In this edition, a conversation between Gobber and Museum Director and CEO Rachael Blackburn Cozad.</p> Fri, 06 Mar 2009 15:36:00 +0000 Laura Spencer & Laura 1406 at http://kcur.org Kemper ARTcast 5: In Loving Memory of You Arts Roundup, April 14 http://kcur.org/post/arts-roundup-april-14 <p>Kansas City, MO – This week,<br /><a href="http://www.ereview.org/ArchieScottGobber.html">Archie Scott Gobber</a>: Ready or Not is the inaugural exhibit in the Review Studios exhibit space, a local children's boutique presents a rock and roll concert at the <a href="//www.therecordbar.com/">RecordBar</a> for parents and their kids, and a show at the <a href="http://www.kemperart.org/exhibits/current.asp">Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art</a> combines popular music and car culture.</p> Fri, 14 Apr 2006 17:17:00 +0000 Laura Spencer & Laura Spencer 871 at http://kcur.org Arts Roundup, April 14