A Celebration of Color: Waiting for the UFOs
Have your Instagram feeds been bursting with friends visiting the bright, rainbow scenes of Kemper Museum’s latest exhibit? Same. And, it turns out, for good reason.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s latest exhibit, Waiting for the UFOs by Polly Apfelbaum, is incredible.
The exhibit, designed specifically for Kemper Museum, combines massive hand-dyed rugs, hundreds of glazed ceramics, painted walls, works on paper, and more. It exemplifies everything Apfelbaum is known for—expansive installations with tons of color.
As warmer temperatures arrive, the exhibit is well worth a visit (or three). Waiting for the UFOs runs through April 28, 2019.
Other Pieces to Check Out
Kemper Museum is always rotating pieces from their vast collection, so there is something new to discover with every visit. Currently on display:
Sweet On by Paul Henry Ramirez: This installation greets you the moment you walk in the main entrance. With it’s bright colors and fun shapes Sweet On compliments Waiting for the UFOs brilliantly.
Paramount Selection by Peter Anton: Anton’s jumbo-sized box of chocolates look so life-like, dads will quote Forrest Gump and sweet-tooths will drive straight to Christopher Elbow.
The Visions of Charles Bonnet by Elizabeth Huey: This large canvas illustrates Charles Bonnet Syndrome, a symptom of vision impairment that can cause hallucinations.
Before you leave, don’t forget to stop in Cafe Sebastienne for brunch, lunch or dinner. As one of Kansas City’s premier restaurants, Cafe Sebastienne combines amazing, local cuisine with stunning, contemporary art.
The menus change frequently, just like the museum’s artwork, so visitors always experience something new.
Visit Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art:
4420 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm | Thursday & Friday 10 am - 9 pm