Barbara O'Brien

Visual Arts
9:32 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Erin Dziedzic Named Kemper Museum Curator

Erin Dziedzic, curator and head of adult programs at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
Bruce Mathews

After conducting a national search, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art today announced the selection of a new Curator and Head of Adult Programs: Erin Dziedzic. She starts at the museum in late April.

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Visual Arts
12:16 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Kemper ARTcast: Lordy Rodriguez

It was while studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York that The Map as Art artist Lordy Rodriguez first started to explore themes of identity and place.

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ARTcast Interview
2:00 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Kemper ARTcast: Interview With The Artist Eric Fertman

Eric Fertman, Stems, 2010; stained oak, steel, horsehair, 50 in. x 18 in. x 12 1/2 in.
Image courtesy of the artist and Susan Inglett Gallery

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.

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Visual Arts
8:17 am
Wed September 28, 2011

Kemper ARTcast: June Ahrens

June Ahrens, Still Standing, 2010; reclaimed jars, glass, aluminum, 24 x 72 x 30 in.;
Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Artist June Ahrens sits with Chief Curator Barbara O'Brien to discuss her works relating to September 11, in the exhibition Acquisitions in Context: June Ahrens.

Kansas City, Mo. – Acquisitions in Context: June Ahrens
September 9-December 24, 2011
Kemper Museum

From the Kemper's website: "Artist June Ahrens's work addresses issues of loss, pain, fragility, danger, and survival. Her work is obsessive in spirit and uses reclaimed or repurposed everyday objects."

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