Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

Variety
8:59 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Arts Rundown: Shinohara Kazuo at Kemper

Shinohara Kazuo, Interior, Repeating Crevice, Ota Ward, Tokyo, 1969-71. Photo by Taki Koji, c. 1971.
Credit Courtesy of Tokyo Institute of Technology

The Kemper Art Museum is hosting the very interesting “On the Thresholds of Space-Making: Shinohara Kazuo and His Legacy.” The exhibit, which runs through April 20, includes photos, original drawings and sketches. It is the first U.S. museum exhibit on an architect who helped reinvent architecture in Japan.

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Start With Ideas
10:34 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Reflection: Art-Activist Alfredo Jaar Asks St. Louis Students To Stop Making Art and Think

Alfredo Jaar, The Geometry of Conscience, 2010. Santiago de Chile, Museo de la Memoria y de los Derechos Humanos. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York, and the artist, New York.
Credit Kemper Art Museum

An exhibit at Washington University’s Kemper Museum — In the Aftermath of Trauma: Contemporary Video Installations —  introduces painful political conflicts to St. Louis museum goers at oblique angles.

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Cityscape
4:09 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Exhibit By Multi-Discipline Artist Rashid Johnson Opens At Kemper

Rashid Johnson, Houses in Motion, 2012. Branded red oak flooring, black soap, wax, and spray enamel, 96 5/8 x 120 5/8 x 2 3/8".
(Image courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles) (Courtesy Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz Collection, Miami. )

Although artist Rashid Johnson explores themes of identity and black history in his work, he does not see the exhibition of his work at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum to be an exploration of the black experience.

What it does show is the breadth of his work during the last fifteen years, in multiple mediums and with multiple layers of meaning.

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Cityscape
5:18 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Georges Braque: ‘Picasso Sidekick' Gets His Due

Georges Braque, Baluster and Skull (recto), 1938. [verso: Still Life with Fruit Dish, c. 1932-33.] Oil on canvas, 17 3/4 x 21 5/8". Private collection.
© 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

In early 20th century Paris, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque were equally well known after they created the Cubist style of painting.  Today, Picasso is a household name while Braque is virtually unknown outside of art history circles.

Washington University’s Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum puts the spotlight on Braque with the opening of the exhibition ‘Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928–1945.’ 

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