Kemper Art Museum Fall Exhibit Opening and 10th Anniversary Celebration

  • Friday, September 9, 2016 • 6:00 pm
  • Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum


Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum building and the founding of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

Take in the opening of Real / Radical / Psychological: The Collection on Display—the first-ever Museum-wide installation of the permanent collection—and experience a specially commissioned edible artwork by Sam Fox School alumna Ebony G. Patterson (MFA06).

Enjoy demos by Sam Fox School faculty, local food trucks, live music by Letter to Memphis, a photo booth by Oh So Vivant, and more.

…in times like these…

Ebony G. Patterson’s …in times like these…, a cake that is also a work of art, was created in partnership with La Patisserie Chouquette. This special one-night-only commission, measuring approximately 6 x 2 feet, is a communal experience that simultaneously challenges participants to consider larger societal issues.

Open Studios and Demos

Bookmaking: experience the bookmaking process in the Nancy Spirtas Kranzberg Studio for the Illustrated Book, a studio featuring printing techniques from letterpress to photopolymer plate.

Blacksmithing: witness fundamental forging techniques as small leaf key chains are produced for guests.

Printmaking: view Island Press Emerging Artist Fellow Leah Beeferman inking and printing her work.

3-D Design: watch 3-D printing with the Sam Fox School’s CNC milling machine.

This party kicks off a year of anniversary events as we continue our exploration of art, architecture, and design as they connect to crucial modern-day concerns, and acknowledge the hundreds of students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, visitors, supporters, and more who have been a part of our success.

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