More than 30 local organizations join Kemper Art Museum in hosting events

This spring, more than 30 campus and community partners will join the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum to present close to 70 events relating to women’s health.

Events — which range from exhibitions, concerts and theatrical performances to lectures, seminars and health screenings — are held in conjunction with the museum’s Inside Out Loud: Women’s Health in Contemporary Art, the first major exhibition dedicated to the topic. Inside Out Loud opened Jan. 21 and will remain on view through April 24.

“We have long envisioned Inside Out Loud as the catalyst for an organized, community-wide discussion of topics related to women’s health,” said Stephanie Parrish, events and education coordinator for the Kemper Art Museum. “Just as the exhibition bridges social, political and visual fields, the community programs will present a range of creative, educational and intellectual perspectives.”

Partner organizations range from St. Louis chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association and American Cancer Society to the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, The Saint Louis Art Museum, That Uppity Theatre Company and the Siteman Cancer Center.

For a complete listing of partners and events, contact Parrish at 935-7918 or

In addition, the Kemper Art Museum will itself host more than a dozen talks, performances, tours and film screenings at 7 p.m. Fridays throughout the semester. Highlights include a panel discussion with artists Orlan, Katherine Sherwood and Tran, T. Kim-Trang (Jan. 21); She’s Hideous, an original one-act musical by Erik Dienstfrey (Feb. 18); readings by poet Marilyn Hacker (March 18) and physician/author Rafael Campo (April 15); and screenings of the films Safe (Jan. 28); Barbie Nation: An Unauthorized Tour (Feb. 11); and Citizen Ruth (March 25).

For a complete schedule of museum events, go online to Regular hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays; and noon-4:30 p.m. weekends. The museum is closed Mondays.