Past Exhibitions

  • February 10, 2017 - March 19, 2017
    Teaching Gallery
    What is the role of the visual arts in establishing and sustaining heroic status through which societies define and articulate their values? By encouraging viewers to contemplate the conception of the hero in...   more
  • February 10, 2017 - May 21, 2017
    Garen Gallery
    At the turn of the nineteenth century France prided itself as a global cultural leader. Republican politics promoted both a booming business climate and an empowering belief in the importance of the arts, and...   more
  • February 10, 2017 - April 17, 2017
    Barney A. Ebsworth Gallery
    This first full-career retrospective highlights the groundbreaking work of Rosalyn Drexler (American, b. 1926), celebrating her unique contributions to the history of Pop art and her long and multifaceted...   more
  • September 9, 2016 - January 15, 2017
    Entire Museum
    The largest selection of the Kemper Art Museum’s permanent collection ever shown, Real / Radical / Psychological: The Collection on Display celebrates the Museum’s first ten years in its Fumihiko Maki-designed...   more
  • May 6, 2016 - July 31, 2016
    Teaching Gallery
    Throughout the history of Western art, the human body has been a locus of artistic innovation. During the transformative period of the nineteenth century, artists experimented with alternative ways of...   more
  • May 6, 2016 - July 24, 2016
    Barney A. Ebsworth Gallery
    This exhibition features thesis projects by the twenty students in the graduating class of Washington University’s Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. The 2016 MFA...   more
  • March 4, 2016 - August 7, 2016
    Garen Gallery
    German artist Julian Rosefeldt’s multichannel film installation, American Night (2009), is a satirical and engaging critique of the mythology of the American West as disseminated through the Western film genre...   more
  • January 29, 2016 - April 24, 2016
    Teaching Gallery
    When artists sought to build a market for landscape painting in the nineteenth-century United States, they encountered a major difficulty: the American landscape lacked the grand castles and ruins that had...   more
  • January 29, 2016 - April 24, 2016
    Barney A. Ebsworth Gallery
    We are in the dawn of the drone age, a turning point in history when the technology of surveillance and remote engagement is changing the way we live and understand the world. Over the past decade, the United...   more
  • November 13, 2015 - February 14, 2016
    Garen Gallery
    The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill offers a unique opportunity to view paintings rarely seen in North America by the British statesman Winston Churchill (1874–1965), one of the most renowned—and many say...   more