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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Type: Art Museums, Museums
The work of modern and contemporary artists from across the globe, fill this bright and airy museum. Since its inception, this extraordinary art collection has more than tripled in size too. Early... Read More
The work of modern and contemporary artists from across the globe, fill this bright and airy museum. Since its inception, this extraordinary art collection has more than tripled in size too. Early pieces reflect the influence of the 1913 Armory Show, which has had a longstanding and profound impact on modern art. Core permanent exhibits came from the Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, including generous gifts from these museum founders, plus several Kemper Foundations. Browse oil to watercolor paintings, sculptural art or film and video, as well as mixed media, photographs and other works on paper. In addition, 8-12 special exhibitions, annually, showcase the creativity of emerging, midcareer and established artists. The museum offers regularly scheduled conferences, films, lectures, and performances and a gift shop full of unique items.
- Tue-Wed,: Sat-Sun; 10am-4pm
- Thu-Fri: 10am-9pm
- Museums: "Enjoy intimate ambience and a wonderful meal from one of the area's most celebrated kitchens in the beautiful on-site Café Sebastienne. With lunch available Tues.-Sat., dinner on Thursday and Friday nights and bountiful Sunday brunches, there are numerous opportunities to enjoy this artfully prepared, tasty cuisine."
- Best for Museums Because: This compact museum features a stunning and ever-changing array of the best in modern and contemporary art.