Kemper ARTcasts

courtesy of artist Bryan Park

A local sculptor/educator and a prototype model maker talk about their process in conjunction with the exhibition The Map as Art at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

photo: courtesy of KCAI

Artist Teri Frame, whose performances feature covering her face in raw clay and sculpting her features into hybrid creatures, performed live at the Kemper Museum alongside The Wires' Sascha Groschang, cello, and Laurel Morgan, violin.

Music: Excerpts from The Wires (Kansas City Alternative String Duo)

Jeanne Quinn and Barbara O'Brien continue their conversation about breaking expectations for ceramic art and creating an immersive experience.

Kansas City, Mo. – Jeanne Quinn: Ceramic In(ter)ventions
October 7, 2011-January 7, 2012
Kemper at the Crossroads

Kemper Museum Chief Curator Barbara O'Brien interviews artist Jeanne Quinn about her pairing of ceramics with everyday materials.

Kansas City, Mo. – Jeanne Quinn: Ceramic In(ter)ventions
October 7, 2011-January 7, 2012
Kemper at the Crossroads

Collection: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri

The Big Reveal showcases new acquisitions, including the major installation Untitled #1336 (Scalapino Nu Shu) (2009-10) by artist Petah Coyne. Chief curator Barbara O'Brien and Coyne discuss the inspiration behind the work.

Kansas City, Mo. – The Big Reveal
September 23, 2011-April 15, 2012
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Kemper Museum's Amy Duke interviews Norman Kleeblatt, Chief curator of the Jewish Museum in New York, on his award winning exhibition Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art

Music: Excerpts from Gargarin by Dark Matter

Kansas City, Mo. – Norman Kleeblatt: Battle of the Bergs & Abstract Expressionism | part 2

Jules Olitski's daughter Lauren Olitski-Poster, and granddaughter Ariel Poster, provide a glimpse into the late artist's motivations and practice.

Kansas City, Mo. – Jules Olitski's daughter Lauren Olitski-Poster, and granddaughter Ariel Poster, provide a glimpse into the late artist's motivations and practice.

Revelation: The Major Paintings of Jules Olitski
May 20-August 28, 2011
Kemper Museum

Dark Matter performed a concert at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in conjunction with the exhibition Revelation: The Major Paintings of Jules Olitski.

Kansas City, Mo. – We asked Daniel Eichenbaum, composer for Dark Matter, to answer questions about the art science-technology collaboration while he was on a cross country tour.

Revelation: The Major Paintings of Jules Olitski
May 20-August 28, 2011
Kemper Museum

Kemper Museum curator Barbara O'Brien interviews artist Eric Forstmann about the effectiveness of using plein air painting, narrative details, and choosing subjects.

Kansas City, Mo. – "Acquisitions in Context: Eric Forstmann"
April 29-August 14, 2011
Kemper Museum

With the exhibition "The Abstract Autograph," Curatorial Fellow Katherine Pill presents two ways of approaching abstract art with the famous 1950s art critics Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg.

Kansas City, Mo. – "The Abstract Autograph"
February 25-November 20, 2011
Kemper Museum

A collaborative project between the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Center for Child Health and Development at the University of Kansas Medical Center, ArtReach is a program for kids with or without developmental disabilities. Drew Bolton checks in on a session.

photo: Laura Spence/KCUR

"Pattern ID" curator Ellen Rudolph and artist Willie Cole discuss the relationship of pattern to society and its manifestation in art.

Kansas City, Mo. – "Pattern ID"
January 28-May 8, 2011
Kemper Museum

Marc Swanson's "Descent of Civilization (Bison Memorial)" is on view to the public at the northeast corner of 9th and Broadway, in downtown Kansas City. Here, Swanson talks about his influences and process.

Artist Ana Maria Hernando is joined by poet, writer, and psychotherapist Kenneth Robinson of Nashville, Tennessee, to read poetry in Spanish and English.

Kansas City, MO – "Ana Maria Hernando: When the Women Sing"
October 1, 2010-January 15, 2011
Kemper at the Crossroads

Music: Excerpt from "Gallery Echo Sutras" by Jeffrey Rukaman

China's Gao Brothers?Gao Qiang and Gao Zhen?have collaborated on their artwork since 1985. Before the opening of the exhibition, "Gao Brothers: Grandeur and Catharsis," curator Arthur Hwang met with the artists for an interview.

Kansas City, MO – "Gao Brothers: Grandeur and Catharsis"
September 17, 2010-January 2, 2011
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Music: Excerpt from "Gallery Echo Sutras" by Jeffrey Rukaman

"Gao Brothers: Grandeur and Catharsis" curator Arthur Hwang continues his interview with China's Gao Brothers on their work in the exhibition.

Kansas City, MO – "Gao Brothers: Grandeur and Catharsis"
September 17, 2010-January 2, 2011
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Music: Excerpt from "Gallery Echo Sutras" by Jeffrey Rukaman

Find out the reasons why a volunteer chose to display the Gao Brothers' Miss Mao for the exhibition Volunteer Voices: Selections from the Collection of the Kemper Museum.

Kemper Museum curator Barbara O'Brien speaks with artist Ian Davis on his work in the exhibition "Ian Davis: Faith in the Future."

Music: November 3rd by Mara Gibson (b. 1972) | Performed by Sally Todd, piano and Steve Gilewski, bass, SUNY Buffalo, 1999, Buffalo, NY

Kansas City, MO – Ian Davis: Faith in the Future
February 26-June 19, 2010
Kemper at the Crossroads

Find out why a volunteer chose to display Christopher Brown's Reach for the exhibition Volunteer Voices: Selections from the Collection of the Kemper Museum.

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Chris Cook, executive director/curator of the Salina Art Center and former curator of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, interviews artist Keltie Ferris about her first solo museum exhibition "Keltie Ferris: Man Eaters."

Kansas City, MO – "Keltie Ferris: Man Eaters"
October 23, 2009-February 13, 2010
Kemper at the Crossroads

Photo: John Bigelow Taylor

Kemper Museum curator Barbara O'Brien speaks to Jaimie Wyeth at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and reads excerpts from an essay by Becca Ramspott.

Kansas City, MO – WYETH: Three Generations of Artistry
September 17-November 29, 2009
Kemper Museum

Kemper Museum interim curator, Jason Myers, discusses the impact of human intervention on nature in the exhibition "Settlement."

Music: "Reverse Fishing" by Ad Astra Arkestra

Kansas City, MO – "Settlement"
August 14, 2009-March 28, 2010
Kemper Museum

Dan Christensen's brother, Don Christensen, describes his relationship with his sibling and methods of creation. A new survey of paintings by the late artist (1942-2007)documents Christensen's "never-ending quest to understand the possibilities of color, paint, and pictorial space."

Kansas City, MO – Dan Christensen: Forty Years of Painting
May 15-August 30, 2009
Kemper Museum

Kemper Museum had the opportunity to sit with friends and family of the deceased painter to provide further insight into his work and life. Dan Christensen's widow, Elaine Grove, describes his studio practice and the motivations behind his work. A new survey of paintings by the late artist (1942-2007)documents Christensen's "never-ending quest to understand the possibilities of color, paint, and pictorial space."

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.

Photo: Robert J. Bingaman

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art curator Christopher Cook and collections manager and registrar Amy Duke detail the process of installing the museum's permanent collection installation Split, by artist Polly Apfelbaum. View the slideshow here.

MUSIC: "Thrashy" by Brandon Draper

Beth Harris, curator of education at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, talks with the director of the Rose Art Museum, Michael Rush, after his recent lecture on video art at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Kansas City, MO – Harris and Rush discuss the current state of the medium in relation to the Kemper Museum exhibitions Johanna Billing: Taking Turns and Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher: Reel to Reel.

photo: Drew Bolton

Kemper at the Crossroads opened November 7, 2008, with the exhibition called Reel to Reel. Listen to the public's reactions to the artwork at this new space and watch the slideshow.

Kansas City, MO – Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher: Reel to Reel

November 7, 2008-January 11, 2009

Kemper at the Crossroads, 33 W. 19th St.

photo: Drew Bolton and Margaret Keough

Kemper at the Crossroads, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art's third location, opened November 7 in the building formerly occupied by the Dolphin Gallery. The Dolphin is now located in the West Bottoms. Check here for a slideshow.

Kansas City, MO – Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher: Reel to Reel

November 7, 2008-January 11, 2009

Kemper at the Crossroads, 33 W. 19th St.

In the first part of this conversation, artist Anthony Lepore talks to Kemper Museum curator Christopher Cook, and describes his personal interactions and relationships with his subjects. This marks the artist's first solo museum exhibition, Anthony Lepore: Restoration.

Kansas City, MO – Anthony Lepore Restoration October 3, 2008-January 4, 2009 Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

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