KC Healthy Kids is proud to be a part of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s Fourth Annual Block Party. We’ll be there helping artist Chico Sierra with sidewalk chalk games and giving away sidewalk chalk and game instructions. Come see us!
Fourth Annual Block Party
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111
Food and Drink
Activities for Kids
Outdoors: Chico Sierra’s expressive line work and bold colors reflect his sense of blurred borders and the cultures he experienced while living in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Germany and the Philippines. He’ll be on-site for this year’s Block Party, drawing and teaching chalk games from around the world, sponsored in-part by KC Healthy Kids. Through advocacy and youth programs, KC Healthy Kids rallies the people in our schools and communities to improve access to affordable fresh food and safe places to walk and play.
Pop Up at the Museum Shop: Block Party Edition
Featured Art Exhibitions
Flaw(less) explores themes of identity, stereotypes and perception across cultures in works from the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection, curated by the Kemper Teen Arts Council. These works, dating from 1920-2013, present an opportunity to consider our shared experiences in the ways we present ourselves, how we are perceived and what we may consider to be flaws in our appearance as we are subjected to the gaze of others through generations.
Water Music, an exhibition of works from the Permanent Collection of Kemper Museum, is inspired by the poem “Water Music” by American poet and feminist literary critic Sandra M. Gilbert. The poem describes qualities of water—clear, shapeless, changing—and its connection to our bodies. Just as the words of Gilbert’s poem elicit water’s connection to people, the paintings on view expand on water’s presence in the landscape. Both poem and paintings engage perception, particularly how we may see ourselves reflected in the world around us, and how water can be a metaphor for the fluidity of life.
Kathy Butterly: For its participation in Open Spaces: A Kansas City Arts Experience, Kemper Museum presents a combination of new and older works by New York-based artist Kathy Butterly. Since the early 1990s, Butterly (b. 1963) has created distinctly evocative sculptures that contribute to and expand upon the tradition of studio ceramics. Through her practice, Butterly engages with concepts ranging from scale, materiality and line to the history of the handmade vessel.