We (well, not me specifically, but the talented curators, registrars, art handlers, and preparators at the Kemper) recently re-hung the Permanent Collection galleries on the second floor while the Museum was closed. Certain artworks, like George Caleb Bingham’s Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap (1851-2), are almost always on view. But with 5,800 objects in the Museum collection, many will only occasionally see the light of day.
This recent re-installation features several recent acquisitions from Edition MAT, such as Poubelle (1964) by Arman and General (1965) by Enrico Baj. Other objects currently on view, such as Peinture 200 x 265 cm, 20 mai 1959 (Painting 200 x 265 cm, 20 May 1959) (May 20, 1959) by Pierre Soulages and Floating Blue (1958-59) by Sam Francis, simply have not been out for a while.
The Nature | Culture section features newly acquired video work Swamp (1971) by Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson alongside several works on paper, such as Spencer Finch’s 48 Views of Loch Ness (1997), Camille Pissaro’s Peasant Woman in the Field (c. 1880-5), and Imogen Cunningham’s False Hellebore (1926). But these are only some of the changes to the Permanent Collection galleries, so come take a look for yourself!
By Allison Fricke (Friday, August 23, 2013)