Tumbleweeds drift past clapboard buildings. A lone rider crosses dusty mountains. A woman waits by a cabin door. In “American Night” (2009), which opens March 4 at the Kemper Art Museum, German artist Julian Rosefeldt turns an amused yet critical eye to the motifs and conventions of the Western film.
Sabine Eckmann, director of the Kemper Art Museum, has won the College Art Association’s 2016 Alfred H. Barr Award for museum scholarship.
We are living at the dawn of the drone age. In January, the Kemper Art Museum will present “To See Without Being Seen: Contemporary Art and Drone Warfare.” The exhibition raises timely questions about power, technology, surveillance and fear.
Washington University School of Medicine recently teamed up with the Saint Louis Art Museum and the university’s Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum to scan some very unusual patients: three Egyptian mummies.
Shinohara Kazua remains something of a cult figure. Although his work has inspired generations of architects, it has seldom been seen outside Japan. But this spring, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum presents “On the Thresholds of Space-Making,” the first U.S. museum show dedicated to the influential mathematician-turned-architect.
Alfredo Jaar is one of Latin America’s foremost contemporary artists, known for installations and public interventions that investigate war, corruption, social justice, media desensitization and the global balance of power. On Monday, Feb. 10, Jaar will deliver the inaugural Bunny and Charles Burson Visiting Lecture for the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.
The history of the 20th century and the beginnings of the 21st have been scarred by incomprehensible violence and far-reaching political events. This spring, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will explore both the direct experience and lingering effects of historic upheavals with “In the Aftermath of Trauma: Contemporary Video Installations.”
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis will institute new public hours beginning Aug. 21, 2013.
Has a painting or drawing ever stopped you in your tracks? Have you ever circled a sculpture, collating angles and comparing views? Have you ever been challenged, or simply amused, by an installation or performance? If so, you’re not alone. On May 18, the Kemper Art Museum and more than 100 other institutions across North America will celebrate Art Museum Day.
Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton congratulates Sabine Eckmann, PhD (left) at a March 2 ceremony in Steinberg Auditorium installing Eckmann as the first William T. Kemper Director of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts.