The William T. Kemper Foundation was founded by a Kansas City banking family. And William T. Kemper was an avid collector who championed the art of his own time.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, MO – Nearly a decade ago, the William T. Kemper Foundation pledged $10 million over a 10-year period for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to buy modern and contemporary works. A new exhibition displays the fruits of the collecting collaboration with more than 30 works by artists Richard Serra, Kerry James Marshall, and Kiki Smith, among others, as KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.
Sparks! The William T. Kemper Collecting Initiative, co-curated by Jan Schall and Robert Storr, remains on display in the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art through July 20, 2008. You can see images from the exhibition here .