Kansas City’s Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art may not get the attention of her larger neighbor the Nelson-Atkins museum of Art, she makes up with it by an ever-changing array of thoughtful modern works.
There’s a popular saying that goes: ” I may not know Art, but I know what i like’ this is how I feel about Contemporary Art. I don’t try to understand it, I just try to let the art affect me. I like that it is subjective. I’ve always been one who was more comfortable in the gray anyway.
I like the colors on these two. The one on the left looks like faces, but i don’t feel sad looking at them , they seem peaceful. I like the shapes on the one on the right.
I like how the one on the left has varying shapes while the one on the right has geometric shapes. Kind of like the brain one side abstract one side concrete.
The gallery also has a cafe that is covered with paintings. The waiter saw me looking through the window and invited me in to take pictures even though they were closed.
Like the Nelson Art gallery next door, the Kemper museum is always free. The museums make great bookends to any afternoon. They are divided by The Kansas City Art Institute and the whole neighborhood has beautiful stately manor homes and makes for a picturesque walk.