Friday, September 18, 2009

An Evening with Jamie Wyeth at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Last night I was honored to be invited to the exhibit Wyeth: Three generations of Artistry. This special event took place at The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City Missouri. Jamie Wyeth was interviewed by the new museum curater, Barbara Brian. Rachael Blackburn Cozad, Director and CEO was charming as always to all of the guests.

Sitting in the front row, I was able to ask Jamie a question during after the discourse. I was curious about his time spent with Nureyev and the many paintings and drawing he did of the Russian dancer. I will keep his story for another day!

The exhibit will be up until November 29th. It is breathtaking and I encourage anyone in the area to visit this special showing. These images are not in the exhibit, however they give you a hint of the power and expertise of his drawings and paintings.

I also was allowed to take a photo of one of my favorite works in the permanent collection at the Kemper by Helen Frankenthaler.
As a colorist and abstract expressionist, you can see why I love Helen's works of art. Bebe and Crosby Kemper are one of many extremely generous families of art patrons in Kansas City.

Images credited to the Kemper Museum and Jamie Wyeth. All works are copyrighted and may not be reproduced in any form.


soodie :: said...

We're lucky to have Rachael here in KC. Sharp and generous one, she is....

Debra said...

What a thrill for you. I love all of the Wyeths. I had the pleasure of meeting his Father Andrew while he was staying at the estate I was gardener for several years ago. Having been a huge fan~ I was out of my mind with joy! Sounds like a perfect evening to me. Have a great weekend darlin'.

Karena said...

Soodie were you there? I have this image of us passing in the night!

Debra that is an amazing story!

Purple Flowers said...

What an amazing event you were fortunate to share in. Great post!!

Kwana said...

Looks like a wonderful evening.

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing.


annechovie said...

Wow, what a great opportunity, Karen. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful start to your week!

Greet Lefèvre said...

I would love to go to these wonderful events with you! I think I could learn a lot of you Karena!

Great post!!

PS Thank you so much for your nice comment on my post!

Maria Killam said...

Gorgeous, I love that sunset yellow!

pve design said...

Always nice to rub elbows with other artists as well as share paint! I would love to spend a night at any museum, any day of the week.

Maria Killam said...

That is the perfect shade of yellow/orange! Love it!

charkstudios said...

Love the seagull painting....very dramatic!

Renée Finberg said...

i can tell you this;
he lives down the street from my mom
in maine.
i have always wanted to know what he looks like.
and now i know....

not bad at all!!!!

wink wink
love xx

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