The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is proud to present Studio Art Quilt Associates Present de.light/FULL and Power to the People: Mexican Prints from the Great War to the Cold War from June 12 through September 20, 2020.
de.light/FULL from the Studio Art Quilt Associates consists of 30 quilts by artists in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Indiana exploring their own interpretations of “delight” and “abundance”. This exhibition is curated by Cynthia Parry and Cindy Brendzel and juried by Rosalie Dace. The Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) is an international non-profit organization that promotes contemporary art quilts and artists who make them, and defines an art quilt as “a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure“.
Power to the People: Mexican Prints from the Great War to the Cold War explores the historical, political, and social conditions in Mexico between World War One (1914‒18) and the onset of the Cold War in the late 1940s, a period defined by great social upheaval and revolution. This tumultuous time witnessed an explosion of extraordinary creative production on the part of Mexican graphic artists. The accomplishments of these artists had significant and far-reaching implications for the history of twentieth-century printmaking and American art. This exhibition features fifty-six prints and works on paper by twenty-three artists selected from the collection of James and Virginia Moffett of Kansas City.
Both exhibitions will be available for viewing during regular business hours, Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. For more information, call 816-233-7003.