Year in Review - Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art



Year in Review - Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
National Committee Celebration
2014 Year in Review
4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri 64111
The National Committee Celebration program is made possible
by a generous gift in honor of WIlliam D. Sullivan.
Mission Statement
Board of Trustees
Founded in 1994, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents modern and
contemporary art of the highest quality and significance. It collects, preserves,
Mary Kemper Wolf, Chairman
documents, interprets, and exhibits a growing permanent collection; develops and
Bebe Kemper, Chairman Emerita
presents special exhibitions; and offers a variety of educational programs. Admission
L. Joshua Sosland (Josh), Vice-Chair
is free, and the Kemper Museum serves a diverse and inclusive public population.
Karen Holland
Mariner Kemper
Alexander (Sandy) Kemper
Jo Ann Sullivan
Clyde Wendel
Board of Directors
John Bluford
Consuelo Cruz
William C. Gautreaux
Tom Holcom
Lindsay Major
Louise Bourgeois
Spider, 1996, cast 1997
With Gratitude
What matters to you inspires us at Kemper Museum of
Contemporary Art. Is your passion modern and contemporary
art? Meeting the artists of our time? Engaging in educational (and entertaining) programs for children, families,
and adults? Learning about “What’s Next?” from our dedicated volunteer docents? Shopping for artisan-crafted gifts?
Fine dining?
The Kemper Museum offers it all. At the Kemper Museum,
we strive to forge a place in the lives of occasional visitors,
our loyal members, and our neighbors. We share with you a
commitment to civic engagement and the advancement of
Kansas City as a cultural destination.
Art can and does change lives. Every visitor, at whatever age,
comes to the Museum with an active imagination and the
desire to experience, learn, and engage. We are all open to
the power of art to inspire. As the Museum closes a chapter
by reaching our 20th Anniversary year in 2014, I am looking
forward in a shared belief with our Trustees, staff, volunteers, and you, that the next twenty years will be filled with
great meaning and promise.
Barbara O’Brien
Executive Director
Marking 20 Years: Kemper Museum
of Contemporary Art was published
by the Kemper Museum in 2014, and
stands as a record of the esteemed
history of a cultural and civic jewel.
Table of Contents
Financial Summary
Education and Outreach
In Memory of R. Crosby Kemper Jr.
20th Anniversary Fund
20th Anniversary Gifts of Art
Annual Fund and Special Contributions
Kemper Gala 2014
Memberships - 225,250
2014 Financial Summary
Total — $4,176,725
Contributed Revenue
Gala - 411,881
Foundations - 247,753
Memberships - 225,250
Individuals -
Govt. Grants -
Corporations -
In-Kind -
Individuals -
Govt. Grants -
Corporations -
In-Kind -
Income - 105,
& Misc.
Total — $4,176,725
Total — $3,989,266
Contributed Revenue
Gala - 411,881
Foundations - 247,753
RevenueMemberships - Revenue
Individuals -
Govt. Grants -
Corporations -
In-Kind - 64,420
Contributed Total — $3,989,266
Earned Revenue$1,689,630
- 689,047
Gift Shop - 198,720
Gift Shop - 198,720
Income - 105,848
& Misc.
Total — $3,989,266
Total — $3,989,266
& Catering
(Special Events)
Gift Shop
& Misc.
General &
Administration $251,687
Income - 105,848
Café Sebastienne
& Catering
Sebastienne - 696,015 Café Sebastienne
Catering - 689,047
Earned Revenue
Sebastienne - 696,015
(Special Events)
(Special Events)
Gift Shop - 198,
Catering - 689,
In-Kind -
General &
2014 Financial Highlights
20th Anniversary Fund
The Kemper Museum’s 20th Anniversary $1 million fundraising
initiative kicked off in May 2012 with two cash gifts of $100,000.
Additional cash contributions to the fund in 2013 and 2014,
and gifts in memory of R. Crosby Kemper, Jr. totaled $390,880.
Cash contributions combined with the value of contributed
works of art ($532,600) totaled $1,123,480.
Museum Shop Performance
Gross sales for 2014 ($198,720) are the 4th highest over the last ten years.
Capital Improvements/Expenditures (2 Locations) - $368,614
Main Museum: $111,269 (Air Conditioners and Humidification System)
Main Museum: $175,675 (Parking Lot Concrete & Asphalt Construction)
$ 81,670 (Window replacement/Electrical/Kitchen/Restroom)
Gala Performance
The 2014 Kemper Museum Gala produced record gross and net
revenues of $411,881 and $337,438 respectively.
Café & Catering Performance
Record performance in both Café and Catering Sales resulted in
a 2014 surplus (compared to prior years’ deficits). Management of
salary and wage expenses better aligned to industry standards.
Investment and Spending Policies
The Kemper Museum’s Board of Trustees adopted a new Investment Policy in
April 2014 shifting from the Net Income approach to a Total Return approach.
A Spending Policy was also adopted.
New Auditing Firm (Mayer Hoffman McCann/CBIZ)
Retained to perform the 2013 audit in August 2014. No material weaknesses noted.
The 2014 audit is in progress (five months earlier than scheduled last year).
2014 By the Numbers
2,027 Adults Participated in Educational Programs
Charged for
to the
School-Age Children
Visited for a
Docent-Led Tour
Volunteer Hours
Museum Visitors
3 Kemper Museum Locations
A young visitor from the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Greater Kansas City enjoying the Museum.
. . ....
2014 Exhibitions
Dressed Up
10/11/13 to 4/27/14
Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery
This exhibition presents works of art—photography, collage,
and paintings—that exist at the intersection of nature, culture,
artifice, and perception. The theater of the self, influenced by
art history, pop culture, and fashion, takes center stage in
this international exhibition. Every picture in this visually lush
exhibition tells an aspect of the story of our times. Photographs
of constructed realities in the Flora series were created
in collaboration between Neeta Madahar and the subjects of
the portraits.
Conversations—Marking 20 Years
5/16/14 to 9/21/14
Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery
Conversations—Marking 20 Years brings together premiere
works of art from the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art on
the occasion of the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Pairings and
clusters sparked dialogue between the visitor and the works
of art, questions amongst friends who visit the exhibition, and
conversations about the relationships between artists and the
art that is a testament to their time. Marking 20 Years indeed
marks a signature moment in the history of the Kemper Museum.
Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu
10/10/14 to 1/11/15
Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery
The exhibition Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu is the
first comprehensive survey of the artwork of Hung Liu—one
of the most prominent Chinese painters working in the United
States today. Featuring paintings, as well as personal ephemera such as photographs, sketch books, and informal painting
studies from private and public collections around the world, the
exhibition celebrates Liu’s career accomplishments and includes
work completed in China before the artist arrived in the U.S.
This American Life
Jarrett Mellenbruch: Float
2/18/14 to 9/19/14, Kemper Museum
This exhibition presents works from the Kemper Museum’s permanent
collection that explore the social, geographic, and historical subjects
connected to aspects of life in America. Depictions of the familiar, images of
people, places, and things, take on larger meaning when seen in the context of
the exhibition. Among the artists featured are Christopher Brown, Rackstraw
Downes, Janet Fish, Elizabeth Layton, and Jamie Wyeth.
5/16/14 to 9/1/14, Kemper Museum
A site-specific installation on the grounds of the Museum by Kansas Citybased artist Jarrett Mellenbruch, who is known for his interest in community
engagement and interaction. This series of 8 hammocks commissioned by the
Kemper Museum for the outdoor space invite the audience to take leisure time
and relax on and amongst contemporary art.
The Center is a Moving Target
4/4/14 to 8/1/14, Kemper at the Crossroads
The Center is a Moving Target highlights artists whose evolving practice and
works speak to the impact and meaningful shifts in the term “regionalism” in
contemporary art. The exhibition featured recent two- and three-dimensional
and time-based-media works by 12 artists living and working within a
20-mile radius of Kansas City’s Crossroads District (a curator-designated region).
Barry Anderson: Pigeon
4/18/14 to 2/1/15, Kemper Museum
Reflecting on the poetics of place, Barry Anderson’s single-channel video
installation Pigeon (2001) (7:37 minute loop) engages the viewer in both the
activity and stillness of a site. In this digital film of a pigeon moving under an
arch of flowing water in the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy, Anderson focuses
on the quiet mystery and humor of the everyday. Accompanied by the existing
sounds present in the piazza, the video grounds us in a sense of real-time for a
brief and unexpected exchange.
Depth and Meaning: 20th Anniversary Gifts
6/6/14 to 5/24/15, Kemper Museum
Depth and Meaning: 20th Anniversary Gifts presents a selection of works of
art gifted to the Museum by artists and collectors, dealers, and other friends
of the Museum. The works on exhibition in the Meeting Room and Sally
Kemper Wood galleries have been gifted in honor of the Museum’s twenty-year
milestone. Additionally, these extraordinary gifts add depth and meaning to our
understanding of the styles and influences of contemporary artists whose works
are already a part of the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection.
Make Your Mark
9/5/14 to 8/8/15, Kemper at the Crossroads
Making a mark can be an expression of an artist’s signature style, the literal
result of the artist’s gesture interacting with the surface of a work, or more
simply the manipulation of material. Make Your Mark features ten works from
the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection that emphasize the individual tropes
and gestures employed by a selection of artists in making their signature mark.
This exhibition celebrates the distinctive marks that define the identifiable styles
of these individual artists.
Education and Outreach Programs 2014 - Children and Family
School Tours
Free school tours engage students in discussions about modern
and contemporary art and how it relates to their lives. More than
3,800 school children visited the Museum in 2014 for docentled tours.
Transportation Cost Reimbursement Program
The Kemper Museum provides funds to cover transportation
costs for Title 1 schools, primarily in the Kansas City, Missouri,
Center, and Kansas City, Kansas school districts. A total of
1,829 students from 29 schools utilized the program in 2014.
A collaboration with the Center for Child Health and Development
at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Museum offers
four free ArtReach workshops each semester for children with
and without developmental disabilities. During 2014, ArtReach
expanded from 20 to 24 workshops allowing 60 additional
children to participate. An exhibition of the children’s artwork
was on display at Kemper at the Crossroads.
Camp Kemper
Camp Kemper is a free, 3-day spring and summer camp for children ages 6-8, and 9-12 (a spring session was added in 2015).
Campers learn about the Museum’s Permanent Collection
and special exhibitions while participating in gallery games,
hands-on activities, and interactive discussions. Camp Kemper
participants doubled in 2013 and 2014 from the level in 2012.
No Boundaries Teen Art Initiative
In 2014, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art introduced an
innovative pilot program, the No Boundaries Teen Art Initiative.
This unique program selected 18 teens ages 13-15 years from a
diverse range of socioeconomic circumstances and area schools
(including homeschoolers) to explore their talent and passion for
art at Kemper at the Crossroads. Program goals include inspiring
creativity and innovation, cultivating critical thinking and problem
solving, and promoting communication and collaboration. To be
selected for the program, students were nominated by their
art teachers, answered a short questionnaire, and submitted a
sample of their art. Three artist educators mentored and guided
the group for eight consecutive sessions, and culminated in a
public program and exhibition at Kemper at the Crossroads. The
success of the 2014 pilot program led to the program’s adoption
as an annual program in 2015.
The inaugural class of
teens and artist educators
celebrated creativity and
collaboration through the No
Boundaries Teen Art Initiative.
Hands-on ArtReach workshops allow
children of all abilities to express
themselves through the visual arts.
Homeschool Programs
Homeschool Art Sampler and Fine Art First Friday serve
homeschooling co-op groups or individual families. Each session
is designed to be an interactive experience that encourages
students to examine objects and ideas through observation,
discussion and activities. These 2013 pilot programs garnered
strong positive feedback from participant parents, and are now
important parts of the Museum’s programming mix with six
sessions planned per academic year.
Scavenger Saturday
Scavenger Saturday welcomes families to hone their art
detective skills and discover something new. Children with
adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services
Desk and follow the clues through the Museum’s galleries on
this “ART-astic” adventure.
Tots on Tuesday
Tots on Tuesday offers story-time, songs, expressive movement, and hands-on art making for 3 to 5 year olds led by a
librarian and Museum educator.
Art Stop!
To encourage learning and sharing, Art Stop!, a self-guided
handout, is developed each month featuring two Permanent
Collection works, fun facts and guiding comparison questions.
Art(full) Bag
The Art(full) Bag is filled with objects to support and create
educational connections to the Museum’s main gallery exhibition.
Families are encouraged to use the hands-on materials for a
deeper understanding of the exhibition and its beauty, intention,
and meaning.
Art for All Family Day
Art for All Family Day programming includes adaptations
and strategies to ensure accessible settings and inclusive
experiences for all abilities. In 2014, visually impaired participants
donned gloves and felt the Deborah Butterfield sculpture.
This event was held in collaboration with Accessible Arts
Kansas City.
Gallery Conversations
Gallery Conversations encourage drop-in tours led by staff-trained
docents introduce visitors to current exhibition themes and help to
convey in-depth understanding into the artists and art on view.
Self-directed activities, such as Art(full) Bag,
and Art Stop!, allow opportunities for art
adventures at your own pace.
Education and Outreach Programs 2014 - Adults
Visiting Artist Program
Sweet Summer Block Party
With generous underwriting from Jack and Karen Holland,
the Visiting Artist Program enabled more than 30 exhibiting
artists and related civic and cultural leaders to interact
with the public at the Museum through free Artist Talks,
workshops, and as guest educators at the Museum’s youth
programs in 2014.
The Sweet Summer Block Party was designed to draw all ages
together on a summer evening on the grounds of the Museum to
enjoy the current exhibition, family-friendly films, and treats.
Hands-on Workshops
Hands-on Workshops have included watercolor painting,
acrylic portrait painting, monotype printing, wire sculpture,
collage, mixed media, and creative wrighting. Led by area
artists, these workshops provide creative opportunities that
expand on themes and media present in Kemper Museum
exhibiting artists’ works.
Double Visions = one artist + one expert
• Don Lambert, who discovered Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton
was joined by Arzie Umali from the UMKC Women’s Center
in a spirited look at gender (in)equality in the visual arts.
• Matt Rich, whose artworks are in the Kemper Permanent
Collection, was joined by his dealer, Camily Alvarez, as they
pulled back the curtain on the artist/dealer relationship.
Sunday Cinema
Typically curated by Museum staff or the artist(s) within the
exhibitions, Sunday Cinema films are intended to provide
viewers deeper insight into the artists’ worldviews.
Volunteer Docents
Joy Blake-Krug
Helga Blanco
Greg Brown
Donna Clark
Judy Claycomb
Wanda Colon
Karen Conrad
Elizabeth Darr
Mark Dirkes Lynn Douthat
John Escalada
Carol Getty
Merrily Goetz
Nancy Graves
Billie Hale
Gabrielle Rhodes Handler
Karen Hartzler
Michael Holdgraf
Janet Jakobe-Gray
Bebe Kemper
Mary Kent
Jan Kyle
Vicky Mayer, a volunteer docent,
provides lively dialogues through
Martha Lally
Adele Levi
Vicky Mayer
William (Mitch) Mitchell
Janet Morgan
Ellen Morris
Lynda Partee
Thomas Phillips
Bill Ritter
Yve Rojas
Don Schreiner
Mary Beth Smith
Amy Stack
Susan Taylor
Jane Voorhees
Edith Walter
Kim Watt
Jacqueline (Jackie) White
Winfried Wiegraebe
Docent Emerita
Eddy Crain
Dennis Hudson
Jill Norden
Café Sebastienne
• Voted #1 in USA Today’s 10 Best Kansas City Lunches
• Voted Top 100 Brunches in America by OpenTable
• Sous Chef Janet Ross competed on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen in 2014
• Hosted Kansas City’s inaugural Tastemakers event by FEAST magazine
Recent Charitable Endeavors by Chef Maloney and Café Sebastienne
• ShuttleCork to benefit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
• Food Fight to benefit Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired
• Forks and Corks to benefit Harvesters
• Food Now to benefit nonprofits working for local, healthier eating
• Comida fundraiser to advance Latin cuisine and culture
Chef Jennifer Maloney
Your patronage supports the Kemper Museum’s
exhibitions, educational programming, and
activities. Museum members enjoy generous
For reservations, call 816-561-7740
Special Events
Book Your Holiday Party Now!
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is
located just a few blocks north of Kansas
City’s Country Club Plaza. The combination
of art and food makes the Museum a
wonderful place for private events, including
corporate receptions, meetings, and dinners;
wedding showers and receptions; tours and
luncheons; and formal parties.
Using the Kemper Museum to host a private,
after-hours event is a benefit of membership.
For more information, contact Betty Kindler,
special events manager at 816-797-1544,
or [email protected]
Museum Shop
The Museum Shop at the Kemper Museum of
Contemporary Art is the premier destination for
those seeking hand-crafted gifts and jewelry, as
well as a comprehensive selection of contemporary
art books—all inspired by the works of art in the
Museum’s Permanent Collection and from past and
current exhibitions.
All Purchases are TAX FREE and support the
Kemper Museum’s exhibitions, educational
programming, and activities. Museum members
enjoy generous discounts.
The Kemper Museum launched a spectacular,
completely re-designed website allowing visitors to:
• Explore the Museum’s calendar of worldclass exhibitions and educational programs
for learners of all ages.
• Learn fascinating facts about the Kemper
Museum’s history, architecture, and mission.
• Delve into images of the significant works of
art within a growing Permanent Collection.
• Purchase Museum memberships or gifts
from the Museum Shop, make a donation,
or sign up to volunteer.
In Memory of R. Crosby Kemper Jr.
The Museum acknowledges its co-founder,
R. Crosby Kemper Jr.,
who is greatly missed.
Contributions received in
memory of Mr. Kemper
were given by the
Ms. Suzanne E. Allen
Bartlett & Co. Grain
Charitable Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Battmer
Linda and Tom Beal
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bellemere
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Bloch
Blue Cross & Blue Shield
of Kansas City
Mary Shaw Branton
Ms. Christine A. Carroll
Central Bancompany
Central Power Systems
& Services, Inc.
Linda Coburn Kornitzer and
Bill Kornitzer
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Cohen
Community National Bank & Trust
Brenda and William Conner
Mr. and Mrs. Thornton Cooke, II
Cordasco Financial Network
Mr. and Mrs. Gary H. Cortes
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Davidson
Ms. Shirley A. De Walt
Mr. Michael J. Devine
Terry and Peggy Dunn
E. M. Lynn Foundation
Mr. Reuben E. Eaves and
Ms. Eileen C. Shapiro
Eckert Fine Art
EnviroTech Services, Inc.
F&M Bank & Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis D. Farney
First Data Resources
Fogel-Anderson Construction Co.
Mr. Frank E. Fowler
Francis Family Foundation
Mr. Matt Garver
GHP Horwath, P.C.
Courtney Goddard-Hawkinson
and Dana Hawkinson
Margaret Gustin
H&R Block Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Hall, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert U. Hansen
Paget and Tom Higgins
Holland & Hart
Joan Horan
Hufft Projects
Mrs. Norma Hunt
Ireland Stapleton Pryor
& Pascoe, PC
JMW & Associates, LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Kahle
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Kessinger
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Kropschot
James W. Lacy and
Sherry Cromwell-Lacy
Sanders Lambert Jr.
Babs and Bill Lowenstein
Ms. Linda Lighton-Adkins and
Mr. Lynn Adkins
Steve and Mary Lynn Marks
The McDonnell Foundation, Inc.
McNational, Inc.
Medart, Inc.
Mid-America Arts Alliance
Ms. Nancy Milgram
Miller Haviland Ketter PC, PA
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Mr. and Mrs. David R. Morris
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
NIC Inc.
Jeannette Nichols
Steven and Karen Pack
Parris Communication
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Uhlmann III
and Mr. Paul Uhlmann, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Pence II
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Pierson Jr.
Robert W. Plaster Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Peter E. Powell
Mr. and Mrs. Alan W. Rolley
Mr. and Mrs. Pieter J. Schiller
Betty and Tom Scott
Seaboard Corporation
Ms. Dana R. Self
Mr. Theodore H. Seligson
Mr. and Mrs. John G. Shannon
Mr. Charles N. Sharpe
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Siegel, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld
Morton and Estelle Sosland
The Sosland Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Stern
Stinson Leonard Street
Marvin Szneler
Mr. and Mrs. H. Stephen Talge
Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Tivol
Mr. Timothy J. Travis
Universal Engraving, Inc.
US Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Warren W. Weaver
Pamela and Mark Welker
Clyde and Katie Wendel
Mr. Stephen M. Werner
Mr. and Mrs. David L. West
Sally and Robert West
Western Construction Group
20th Anniversary Fund
Contributions received August 29, 2012 - December 31, 2014
Stanley J. Bushman and Ann Canfield
Charles M. Helzberg and Sandra Baer
$25,000 - $49,999
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
Harry Portman Charitable Trust
$15,000 - $24,999
Bill and Christy Gautreaux
Marilyn and Jim Hebenstreit
Thomas and Sally Wood
Family Foundation
$10,000 - $14,999
Sandra Eveloff
Shirley and Barnett Helzberg
Tom and Denise Holcom
Mr. and Mrs. Tom McDonnell
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Schultz
Jo Ann and William Sullivan
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Thiebaud
$5,000 - $9,999
Kenneth and Lisa Block
Linda Coburn Kornitzer and
Bill Kornitzer
H. O. Peet Foundation
Linda and Topper Johntz
Linda and Michael Lyon
Mr. and Mrs. F. Lee Major III
Jane Voorhees
$2,500 - $4,999
June and Ron Ahrens
Christine and Don Alexander
Atterbury Family Foundation
$1,000 - $2,499
Joan and Paul Bartlett
Cynthia and Warner Baxter
Linda and Tom Beal
Suzy and David Bradley
Nancy and Timothy Buese
Terry and Peggy Dunn
Fidelity Security Life Insurance Co.
Francis Family Foundation
Norm Fretwell and Bev Haskins
Clare and Pete Genovese
Deanna and Greg Graves
Dr. and Mrs. John Hunkeler
Susan Inglett
Bill and Peggy Lyons
Barbara Hall Marshall
Rozzie and Will Motter
Margaret and Jerome Nerman
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Orr
Palle and Dennis Rilinger
Randy and Sandy Rolf
Kathy and Tom Sanders
Joshua and Jane Sosland
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Uhlmann III
Katie and Clyde Wendel
Sally and Robert West
Patty and Tom Wood
$500 - $999
Ms. Irene Allis
Atrium Gallery,
Carolyn and Joseph Miles
Charles and Jeanne Bleakley
Caroline French
Jack and Barbara Hughes
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Pierson Jr.
Morton and Estelle Sosland
Sosland Foundation
Under $500
Laura Anderson
Joanne and John Bluford
Byron Cohen Gallery
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Cohen
James W. Lacy and
Sherry Cromwell-Lacy
Chris and Claudia Curtiss
Eric Fertman
Mr. Frank E. Fowler
Larry Hawk
Ms. Ellen Henry
Roberto Juarez and David Freberg
Dr. Norman B. Kahn Jr.
Richard and Martha Katz
Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Mayer
Medart, Inc.
Miller Haviland Ketter PC, PA
Mrs. Virginia Nadeau
Jeanne Quinn
Toma and Andy Wolff
20th Anniversary Gifts of Art
The Museum received
contributions of works
of art from 22 artists,
collectors, dealers, and
other friends to honor
the Museum’s 20th
Anniversary, as follows:
June Ahrens
Used and Worn, 1995–96
soap, stones, steel
72 x 80 inches
Gift of June Ahrens,
Barry Anderson
Finnean, 2013
video animation
2 min. 30 sec. loop
Gift of Barry Anderson,
Siah Armajani, Kansas City No.1, 2000
Siah Armajani
Kansas City No. 1, 2000
(shown below)
mixed media on canvas
59 x 147 3/4 inches
Gift of the Sosland
Foundation, 2014.19
© Siah Armajani / Artists
Rights Society (ARS),
New York
Ed Blackburn
Abstract Marlon, 2012
archival digital print
22 x 17 inches
Gift of Linda and
Ed Blackburn, 2013.8
Ed Blackburn
Blue Car, 2012
archival digital print
22 x 17 inches
Gift of Linda and
Ed Blackburn, 2013.9
Christopher Brown
Continental II, 1995/2013
oil on linen
20 x 20 inches
Gift of Christopher Brown
and John Berggruen Gallery,
Dale Chihuly
Chandelier Drawing,
(shown left)
acrylic on paper
30 x 22 inches
Gift of Chihuly Studio, 2013.13
Willem de Looper
Nikko, 1994
acrylic on canvas
72 x 80 inches
Gift of Frauke de Looper and
Atrium Gallery, St. Louis,
Missouri, 2013.19
Lois Dodd
Hydrangea, 1997
oil on masonite
12 x 18 7/8 inches
Gift of Lois Dodd and
Alexandre Gallery, NY, 2014.3
Robert Forbes
Plaza Telephone Booth,
oil on canvas
20 x 30 inches
Gift of Lolly and Jim Mitchell,
Barbara Grad
Ballycastle Bog, 2011
watercolor and gouache
on paper
22 x 16 inches
Gift of Barbara Grad, 2014.4
Angela Dufresne
Barbara Grad
Bocklindastadt with
Drive Right on Left, 2011
Condos and Transit, 2012
watercolor and gouache
oil on canvas
40 x 60 inches
Gift of Angela Dufresne,
on paper
22 x 16 inches
Gift of Barbara Grad, 2014.5
Dale Chihuly, Chandelier Drawing, 2013
Ana Maria Hernando
Nuestra Canción
Anaranjada (Our Orange
Song), 2012
from the series Fire Night
ink and acrylic on paper
41 1/2 x 30 inches
Gift of Ana Maria Hernando
and Robischon Gallery,
Roberto Juarez
Flowers and Pearls VI,
from the series Flowers
and Pearls
color monotype on soft
white Somerset book paper
26 1/4 x 40 inches
Gift of Roberto Juarez and
Shark’s Ink., 2013.7
Hung Liu,
A Third Eye, 1993
Elizabeth Layton
I am Loved, 1977
graphite, colored pencil,
crayon, metallic paint,
ink, watercolor
28 x 22 inches
Gift of Don Lambert and the
Lawrence Arts Center, 2013.25
Hung Liu
A Third Eye, 1993
(shown left)
oil on canvas with inset wood
91 x 55 inches
Gift of Hung Liu and
Jeff Kelley, 2014.6
Dean Mitchell
Working Woman, 2013
watercolor on paper
8 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches
Gift of the artist, 2013.11
Wilbur Niewald
Still Life with Bowl
of Apples and Grey
Pitcher, 1999
oil on canvas
26 x 32 inches
Gift of Gerry and
Wilbur Niewald, 2013.12
Matt Rich
CHA 4, 2012
gouache on Arches paper
12 1/4 x 9 inches
Gift of Matthew Rich and
Samsøñ, Boston, 2014.8
Matt Rich
BLUE, 2014
gouache on Arches paper
11 1/4 x 9 inches
Gift of Matthew Rich and
Samsøñ, Boston, 2014.7
Carlos Setien
Columna Activa #16,
cort-ten steel
78 x 21 1/4 x 24 inches
Gift of J.E. Dunn Construction,
Roger Shimomura
American Buddahead,
from the series American
color lithograph on
white Arches cover paper
29 x 10 inches
Gift of the Lawrence
Lithography Workshop, 2014.9
Roger Shimomura
Super Buddahead, 2012
(shown left)
from the series American
color lithograph on
white Arches cover paper
29 x 10 inches
Gift of the Lawrence
Lithography Workshop,
Andrew Wyeth
Wolf River Apples
(study), 24-Sep-59
dry brush on paper
13 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches
Gift of Lee and
Nicholas Wyeth, 2013.14
Roger Shimomura,
Super Buddahead, 2012
2014 National
Committee Members
Sustainer - $5,000
Marilyn and Jim Hebenstreit
Bill and Christy Gautreaux
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Moffett
Special Contributor - $3,000
Mr. Kenny Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. David Anderson
Mr. Erick Axcell and
Ms. Crystal Lillich
Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Barnard
Mr. and Mrs. G. Kenneth Baum
Mr. Andrew Bergerson
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Blair
Mr. Doug Boudreau and
Ms. Sabine Dessieux
Mr. Lawrence Butler and
Ms. Hilary Sweatt
Mr. Charles W. Butrick
and Ms. Kathleen L. Madison
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Clark
Mr. Mark Cordes and
Ms. Sara Engber
Jennifer and Sidney Crawley
Mr. Brad Dorner and
Ms. Danielle Soerens
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Dreiling
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eaverson
Ms. Sharon Fate
Mr. Ben Fields and
Ms. Abigail Ferguson
Mr. and Mrs. Terence D. Flanagan
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Fowler
Mr. Brett Gahagan and
Ms. Morgan Barrier
Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Garcia
Ms. Beverly Haskins
and Mr. Norman E. Fretwell
Ms. Mary Alice Henderson
and Mr. Scott Jenkins
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Herber
Karen and Jack Holland
Pam and Mark Johnson
Dr. and Mrs. Bill Justus
Mr. Patrick N. Lentz
and Ms. Taryn Acosta
Mr. and Mrs. Robb McKim
Dr. Mark McPhee
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Plum
Mr. and Mrs. Skip Quimby
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Rieper
Mr. Kirk Roberts
and Ms. Dottie Collins
Randy and Sandy Rolf
Morton and Estelle Sosland
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Stevens
Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Thomas
Patron - $1,000
June and Ron Ahrens
Don and Christine Alexander
Ms. Suzanne E. Allen
Ms. Suzanne Aron and
Mr. Joseph Levin
Mr. and Mrs. Alan L. Atterbury
Melinda and Tom Beal
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Berlekamp
Mr. and Mrs. Irwin S. Blitt
Mr. Henry Bloch
Kenneth and Lisa Block
William and Shelia Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Bruening
Mrs. Rose Bryant
Mr. Erik Buck and
Dr. Catherine Buck
Mr. Stanley J. Bushman and
Ms. Ann Canfield
Mr. Sam Cargnel and
Ms. Allison Lisle
Ms. Patricia A. Chasnoff
Linda Coburn Kornitzer and
Bill Kornitzer
Dr. Mary Davidson Cohen
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Copaken
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Corbin
Dr. Vanessa Cuellar
Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Dietrich
Mr. Michael Ellis and
Ms. April Scott
Ms. Stacey Empson and
Dr. Eric Ruderman
Sandra Eveloff
Mr. Michael D. Fields
Ms. Suzanne Frisse
Ms. Simone A. Garber and
Mr. Bo Joseph
Mr. Donald J. Hall
Mr. Mike Hanlin and
Ms. B. Dianne Smith
Lona and Neil Harris
Ms. Jennifer A. Hatch
Mr. and Mrs. Barnett C. Helzberg Jr.
Mr. Charles M. Helzberg and
Ms. Sandra Baer
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hoffman
Tom and Denise Holcom
Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Horner
Dr. and Mrs. John Hunkeler
IodiTech, Inc.
Linda and Topper Johntz
Richard and Martha Katz
Mrs. Bebe Kemper
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander C. Kemper
Mr. and Mrs. Mariner Kemper
Mr. James M. Kemper Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Lambert
Ms. Lisa A. Leonard
Mr. and Ms. Richard J. Leonard
Mrs. Adele Levi
Ms. Linda Lighton-Adkins and
Mr. Lynn Adkins
Linda and Michael Lyon
Bill and Peggy Lyons
Mr. and Mrs. F. Lee Major III
Betty Jo and Henry Marder
Steve and Mary Lynn Marks
Marlborough Gallery, Inc.
Ms. Barbara A. Marshall
Mr. and Mrs. John McCallister
Mr. and Mrs. Tom McDonnell
Mr. John McGuire and
Ms. Angela Postma
Mr. and Ms. Jim Mendenhall
Ms. Jade Meredith
Mr. and Mrs.
Timothy J. Mihalovich
Mrs. Joan S. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Miller
Mr. Alton A. Morey
Rozzie and Will Motter
Jeannette Nichols
Jill and Bill Norden
Mr. John Eck and
Dr. Regina Nouhan
Ms. Barbara O’Brien and
Mr. Burleigh Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Olsen
Mrs. Florence A. Pack
Ms. Martha Parrish
Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Pearson
Mr. and Mrs.
Robert J. Quackenbush Jr.
Palle and Dennis Rilinger
Don Schreiner and John Escalada
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Schultz
Jane and Josh Sosland
Mr. and Mrs.
Charles A. Spaulding III
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Stern
Jo Ann and William Sullivan
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Uhlmann III
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Uryasz
Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Victor
Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Viets
Jane Voorhees
Ms. Sherrard Wallingford
Mr. Maurice A. Watson
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Weatherholt
Clyde and Katie Wendel
Sally and Robert West
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Orr
Mary and Gary Wolf
Patty and Tom Wood
Dr. and Mrs. John D. Yeast
2014 Annual Fund and Special Contributions
$100,000 +
William T. Kemper Charitable Trust
$25,000 to $49,999
$10,000 to $14,999
Francis Family Foundation
The Sosland Foundation
Missouri Arts Council
Harry Portman Charitable Trust
Jo Ann and Bill Sullivan
$5,000 to $9,999
$15,000 to $24,999
$2,500 to $4,999
Jack and Karen Holland–Visiting Artist Fund
National Endowment for the Arts Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation
The Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts
The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City
ArtsKC - Regional Arts Council
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Sherman
Ms. Linda Lighton-Adkins and Mr. Lynn Adkins
Embassy of Finland
Nichols Company Charitable Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Schultz
$1,000 to $2,499
Bartlett & Co. Grain Charitable Foundation
DeBruce Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. J. Peter Gattermeir
Dr. Mary Anne Jackson and Dr. Jay Jackson
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Rainen
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Reardon
Jane and Josh Sosland
Elaine Feld Stern Charitable Trust
Mark and Nancy Viets
$500 to $999
Mrs. Tommye B. Dodd
Mr. and Mrs. Steven B. Glassman
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell E. Franklin
2014 Corporate Council Members
Executive - $10,000
DST Systems Inc.
Corporate - $4,000
Bartlett & Co. Grain Charitable Foundation
Board of Police Commissioners
Boltwell LLS
Bryan Health
Kansas City Chiefs
KC Healthy Kids
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
Nonprofit Connect
North Kansas City Hospital
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
The Metropolitan Medical Society
of Greater Kansas City
Business - $2,500
Commerce Bank
Electric Power Research Institute
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Truman Medical Center, INC.
Partner - $1,000
AARP Missouri
American Century Investments
Andrews McMeel Universal Foundation
Balls Food Stores
Boehringer Ingelheim
Cerner Corporation
DeBruce Foundation
Deloitte LLP
Hallmark Cards Inc.
Lockton Companies Inc.
Mariner Wealth Advisors
McCownGordon Construction LLC
McKesson Corporation
Midwest Distributors
Midwestern Governors Association
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
Pioneer Services
Right Management
Rouse Hendricks German May PC
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City
UMB Bank
University of Denver
Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.
Young Presidents’ Organization of Kansas City
Business Connoisseur - $500
Express Employment Professionals
Kansas City Interactive Marketing Associates
KU Medical Center
Larmer and Elstun Investment Advisors
QC Holdings Inc
Raise Your Spirits
Seagull Environmental Technologies, Inc
Service Management Group
Tanya M. Rodecker Wendt
2014 Kemper Contemporaries
Connoisseur - $500
Mr. and Mrs. Perry D. Atha
Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Atlas
Mr. and Mrs. Vito C. Barbieri
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Baum
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Krug
Mr. and Mrs. David M. Brain
Mr. and Mrs. Paul P. Cacioppo
Ms. Connie Campbell
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Derrough
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Devoy
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Faerber
Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Forbes
Dr. and Ms. Henry Frankel
Mr. Gregory M. Glore
Mr. Kente Harris
Ms. Nanci Hawkins
Dr. Mary Anne Jackson
and Dr. Jay Jackson
Kimberly A. Jones
and Shelly L. Freeman
Mr. and Mrs. Brad A. Kleindl
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Kornitzer
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Martin
Dr. Jim and Veronica Mertz
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip A. Miller
Ms. Susan Morgenthaler
Kristi and Michael O’Dell
Dr. and Mrs. Allen J. Parmet
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Pierson Jr.
Mr. Brad Gampper
and Ms. Gina Riekhof
Ms. Lori Roop
Dr. and Mrs. Jay I. Rozen
Betty and Tom Scott
Mr. and Mrs. Burton B. Smoliar
Mr. Brian Unger
Mr. Jules Moskowitz
and Ms. Beti A. Weber
Associate - $300
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Abend
Laura Anderson
Ms. Frances Baszta
and Mr. Jerry Harrington
Dr. Irene E. Bettinger
Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Bollier
Dr. Mark J. Brodkey
Ms. Linda Clark
Ms. Una K. Creditor
James W. Lacy
and Sherry Cromwell-Lacy
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Eisenach
Dr. and Mrs. Michael S. Fedotin
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell E. Franklin
Mr. Gregory Hessenflow
and Ms. Sandra Grant Hessenflow
Dr. Tomas L. Griebling
Ms. Rita L. Hertenstein
Mr. Dana Horesh
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Labhart II
Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Laiben
Lawrence and Angela Lee
Mr. Richard Levin
Mr. and Mrs. Harold S. Melcher
Ellen and Terry Morris
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Newell
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Polsinelli
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Rainen
Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Ridgway III
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Schellhorn
Ms. Peggy F. Schmitt
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Shackelford III
Mr. Heinz K. Wehner
Mr. and Mrs. James W. Weitzel
Mr. Chris Steineger
and Mrs. Shari Wilson
Family - $150
Ms. Giselle Almodovar
Mr. and Mrs. George B. Ashby
Mr. and Mrs. Lee B. Barewin
Mr. Barry E. Barnes
and Mrs. Elaine M. Barnes
Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Battmer
Ms. Eleanor Beck
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin V. Belzer
Phyliss and Robert Bernstein
Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth P. Bertelson
Ms. Lorraine Birmingham
Dr. and Mrs. Carlos Blanco
Mr. Harvey S. Bodker
Mr. and Mrs. Rene Bollier
Mr. Michael Borrows
Mary Shaw Branton
Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Brown
Mr. James Lonergan
and Ms. Ruth Ann Burdett
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan F. Bushman
Mr. and Mrs. Del Campbell
Ms. Khazenah Cheffen
Mr. and Mrs. William Conklin
Mr. and Mrs. James Copaken
Mr. James Corrick and
Dr. Newton W. Jones
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Coughlin
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Cronemeyer
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Crouch
Ms. Consuelo Cruz
Mr. William C. Cutler
and Ms. Elisabeth Suter
Mr. and Mrs. Don F. Dagenais
Ms. Ruby de la Cruz Martinez
Dr. and Dr. Robert M. Drisko
Mrs. Jean E. Dunlap
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Fay
Ms. Aliyah Friend
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fuller
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Fuller
Betty and Bill George
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas N. Ghertner
Ms. Macalen Gillespie
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Gillilan
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Ginn
Mr. and Mrs. Moulton Green Jr
Ms. Anita Grow and Dr. Jon Scheinman
Dr. Chris J. Haas
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Hartzler
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis A. Heaven Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Helmstetter
Ms. River Hennick
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Hirsch
Mr. and Mrs. E. Roger Horsky
Dr. and Mrs. Larry Jacobson
Mr. and Mrs. Eric T. Jager
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Jonathan
Mr. and Mrs. William Kay
Dr. John D. Kenney III and Dr. Ann Kenney
Mr. and Mrs. Whitney E. Kerr
Ms. Deedee King
Mr. Joshua Kolkin
Mr. and Ms. George Kroh
Ms. Arieanna Kursh
The Honorable Audrey H. Langworthy
and Mr. Asher C. Langworthy
Mr. Raymond D. Liggett
and Mrs. Kate Conyers
Ms. Margaret Maher-Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Mahurin
Dr. and Mrs. Mark J. Maslan
Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Mathews
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas C. McKenna
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas McNair
Ms. Teresa Meagher and Mr. Brad Manson
Dr. and Mrs. Jay E. Menitove
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Milgram
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Mitchell
Dr. and Dr. Jhulan Mukharji
Dr. Julia K. Muller
and Mr. Earl K. Shreckengast
Ms. Janice A. Newberry
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Newman
Mr. Tyrese Newton
Ms. Thao Nguyen
Ms. Genette L. Nicholas
and Ms. Ann C. Abercrombie
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart E. Nowlin
Ms. Jean A. O’Brien
Mr. and Mrs. David M. O’Connell
Dr. and Mrs. George K. Parkins II
Mr. and Mrs. Bill R. Patterson
Dr. Lynda Payne
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Peffer
Mr. Thomas B. Phillips
and Ms. Karen Christiansen
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. Reece
Mr. and Mrs. George Robbins
Ms. Janet B. Roberts
Mr. Mark Kenneally
and Ms. Elizabeth Rosin
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rostenberg
Mr. Eduardo Salcido
Dr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Scharf
Ms. Simi Schreiber
Ms. Sabina Skolnick
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Smith
Mr. Cameron Smith
Ms. Margo C. Soule and Mr. Tom Schult
Ms. Linda Stenger
Ed Stevens and Jennifer L. Atterbury
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Stringer
Ms. Tori Tamayo
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford R. Trenton
Mr. Thomas R. Turgeon
Mrs. Ann Unger
Ms. Julie Van Horn
and Mr. Charles W. Gordon
Mr. and Mrs. Russell G. Vandekauter
Mr. and Mrs. Walt Vernon
Mr. Zion Vineyard
Mr. and Mrs. Dale R. Wassergord
Mr. Michael A. Waterford
The Honorable and Mrs. Dean Whipple
Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Whitacre
Mr. Ted G. Wiedeman
and Mrs. Molly Wiedeman
Mrs. Glenna F. Wilber
Ms. Amani Williams-Reeves
Mr. and Mrs. Don Wolfe
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Wood
Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Woodard
Ms. Teresa Woody and Mr. Rik Siro
Ms. Mary Wurtz
and Mr. Robert Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Zwillenberg
Kemper Gala 2014: ROAR
The 20th Anniversary Gala was an outstanding
success with 500 attendees, and $411,000 generated
to support the Kemper Museum’s free exhibitions
and educational programs.
Karen and Jack Holland, Gala Honorary Chairs
Jack and Karen Holland, Honorary Co-Chairs
Christy Gautreaux, Co-Chair
Scott Heidmann, Co-Chair
Mary Kemper Wolf, Co-Chair
Tim Butt, Ambassadors Co-Chair
Helen Wewers, Ambassadors Co-Chair
Lina and Dan Dickinson, Patrons Party Hosts
Mary Kemper Wolf, Scott Heidmann,
Christy Gautreaux. Gala Co-Chairs
Real McCoy $50,000
Enid and Crosby
Kemper Foundation
Hoofer $25,000
Muriel McBrien
Kauffman Foundation
Bee’s Knees $20,000
Bill & Christy Gautreaux
Jack & Karen Holland
Bebe Kemper
Big Cheese $10,000
American Century Investments
William & Shelia Brown
Cerner Corporation
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
UMB Bank
Cat’s Meow $5,000
Flapper $2,500
AEG/Sprint Center
Meredith & Jon Angrist
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Block
Marilyn & Jim Hebenstreit
Tom & Denise Holcom
Kansas City Chiefs
& Hunt Family Foundation
Lindsay & Lee Major
Jo Ann & Bill Sullivan
Jane Voorhees
Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc.
Mary & Gary Wolf
Patty & Tom Wood
Thomas & Sally Wood
Family Foundation
89.3 KCUR
360 Architecture
Atterbury Family Foundation
Central States Beverage
Commerce Bank
Crestwood Midstream Partners
JE Dunn Construction Company
Norm Fretwell & Bev Haskins
Halls Kansas City
Shirley & Barnett Helzberg
Bush & Jamie Helzberg
Anne N. Hickok
Dr. Jan-Marie & Mr. Brad Kroh
Palle & Dennis Rilinger
Mary Beth and Scott Smith
Jane & Josh Sosland
Terrasi European Collections
& Scandia Home
Victoria’s Door, LLC
Francis Family Foundation Dr. Bradley
& Mrs. Theresa Freilich
Galerie Lelong
Josh & Ronna Garry
Betty & Bill George
Courtney Goddard
& Dana Hawkinson
Mr. & Mrs. J. Gary Gradinger
Donald Hall
Adrienne & Matt Hamer
Scott Heidmann & Ken Petti
Katherine Holland
Carol & Dennis Hudson
Dr. & Mrs. John Hunkeler
Trudy & John Jacobson
Sandy & Christine Kemper
Darren Klish, M.D.
Knapstein Design
Dr. & Mrs. Kevin Koch
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert M. Kohn
Linda & Bill Kornitzer
Jan Kyle Design
& Dr. Wayne Hunthausen /
Westwood Animal Hospital Jon and Kelly Lambert
Linda Lighton & Lynn Adkins
Mr. & Mrs. James L. Moffett
Lewis and Sue Nerman
Jeannette T. Nichols
Bradley & Linda Nicholson
Nufangle Antiques
Heather & Tim Pluard
Jill & Kirk Presley
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S.
Runnion III
Brian & Anne Scharf
Dr. & Mrs. Daniel L. Scharf
Skyline Salon
Wit & Brandi Solberg
Mr. & Mrs. Frederick M.
Ryan Sprott & Molly Maxwell
Frank & Letticia Swyden
Sue & Bert Trucksess
Elizabeth & Paul Uhlmann, III/
Paul Ulhmann, Jr
Patricia Werthan Uhlmann
Weinberger Fine Art
Brooke & Brent Weinstein
Clyde & Katie Wendel
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Wooster
A. Zahner Company Hotsy-Totsy $1,000
Don & Christine Alexander
Suzanne Eleanor Allen
G. Kenneth & Ann Baum
Linda & Tom Beal
Irv Belzer
& Sue McCord-Belzer
John & Joanne Bluford
Botwin Commercial
Chadwick Brooks
Byron Cohen Gallery
Dr. Chris Cannova
& Mrs. Sarah Cannova
Copaken Family Foundation
Rachael Blackburn Cozad
& Kanon Cozad
Creative Planning
Risk Services
DLR Group
Lina & Dan Dickinson
Julia Holland Eisenberg
Mr. & Mrs. Saul Ellis
J. Scott Francis
Discretionary Fund
Special Thanks
All Seasons Party Rental
Barry Anderson
André’s Confiserie Suisse
Bergamot & Ivy
Scott Bogger
Chadwick Brooks Design and
Creative Production
Barbara Cosgrove Lamps
Café Sebastienne
Tom Corbin
Dark Horse Distillery
Frame Gallery
Molly Hammer
Harvest Productions
Peregrine Honig
Johnny Lightning Strikes Again
Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Kansas City Symphony
Knotty Rug
Mark Lowrey
Ron Megee
Jarrett Mellenbruch
Ken Petti/Brand 7
Sonié Joi Ruffin
Studio Dan Meiners
Tom Styrkowicz
Weinberger Fine Art
Joyce Williams
Jack and Karen Holland, MicKayla Mages
Honorary Co-Chairs
Molly Maxwell
Christy Gautreaux, Co-Chair
Ron Megee
Scott Heidmann, Co-Chair
Brian Morley
Mary Kemper Wolf, Co-Chair
Natalie O’Shaughnessy
Linda Nelson Atha
Ken Petti
Dawn Bannigan
Amanda Rismiller
Brooke Barrier
Anne Scharf
Nancy Bollier
Elliott Scott
Chadwick Brooks
Rachel Sexton
Vanessa Cumberford
Tom Styrkowicz
John Escalada
Greg Turcotte
Leslie Fraley
Kim Weinberger
Tiffany Goddard
Dolly Wood
Kristin Goodman
Adrienne Hamer
Trish Headley
Michelle Jolles
The Fabulous Cast:
Bebe Kemper
Betty Kindler
Gala Entertainment
Jan Kyle
Mark Lowrey Trio
Kelly Lambert
Mark Southerland and Friends
Bill Lepentis
Molly Hammer
Linnaia McKenzie
Damian Blake
Ron Megee
Daisy Bücket
Widow Von’ Du
Ashley Otis
Kenny Personett
Tiffany Powell
Samantha Barrett
Kansas City Symphony
DJ Fat Sal
Kemper Ambassadors
As the Museum celebrated its 20th Anniversary, a group of supporters who have served in
leadership roles for past annual Galas joined together to form Kemper Ambassadors. This
group will stay involved as advocates and fundraisers, sharing their leadership experience
with the future leaders of the annual event.
Front row from left: Tom Beal, Lindsay Major, Helen Wewers, Carol Hudson, Jo Ann
Sullivan, Pam Gradinger, Marilyn Hebenstreit. Second row: Jack Holland, Karen Holland,
Tim Butt, Kat McDaniel, Theresa Freilich, Denise Holcom, Ada Koch, Irene Ellis. Third row:
Brooke Runnion, Courtney Goddard, Dennis Hudson, Tom Holcom, Scott Heidmann,
Mary Kemper Wolf.
Tom & Linda Beal
Beverly Pierson Bradley
Tim Butt, Ambassadors Co-Chair
Eileen Cohen
Gaye and Mark Cohen
Ann Cooling
Susie & Tom Corbin
Rachael & Kanon Cozad
Cheryl & Chris Davis
Peter & Michelle deSilva
Irene & Saul Ellis
Scott Francis
Theresa & Brad Freilich
Christy & Bill Gautreaux
Courtney Goddard
Pam & Gary Gradinger
Laura Greenbaum
Jill Hall
Marilyn Hebenstreit
Denise & Tom Holcom
Karen & Jack Holland
Carol & Dennis Hudson
Sharron Hunt
Laurie Ingram
Michele & Harvey Kaplan
Julia Irene Kauffman
Bebe Kemper
Diana Kline
Ada Koch
Nancy & Herb Kohn
Stacey & Mike Koon
Linda & William Kornitzer
Gayle Krigel
Linda Lighton & Lynn Adkins
Jo & Bob Loyd
Cathy & Mark Maslan
Kat McDaniel
Jean & Tom McDonnell
Steve Metzler
Holly Mihalovich
Jerry & Margaret Nerman
Jeannette Nichols
Linda & Brad Nicholson
Jill Norden
Barbara Buell Novaria
Hallie Hudson Peavey
Wendy Powell
Brooke Runnion
Cathy Schultz
Cathy & Fred Seligson
Laura Shultz
Debbie Simpson Helane Smith
Bill & Jo Ann Sullivan
Sue Trucksess
Paul Uhlmann, Jr.
Ann & Frank Uryasz
Jane Voorhees
Katie Wendel
Helen Wewers,
Ambassadors Co-Chair
Brian Williams
Toma & Andy Wolff
2014 Staff
Café Sebastienne
Barbara O’Brien, Executive Director
Nancy O’Neill, Executive Assistant
Kathy Surber, Director of Finance and Accounting
Melanie Middlebrook, Finance Manager
Kathleen Fisher, Finance Associate
Jean Hanover, Human Resources Manager
Jennifer Maloney, Executive Chef, Café Sebastienne
Janet Ross, Sous Chef, Café Sebastienne
Keith Goldman, General Manager, Café Sebastienne
Tina Block, Café Manager, Café Sebastienne
Marketing and Communications
Catering – Café Sebastienne
Kent Smith, Director of Marketing and Communications
Brock Masterson, Digital Communications Specialist
Betty Kindler, Special Events Manager
Sloane Harper, Assistant Manager-Café and Special Events
Museum Protection
Museum Shop
Steve Crays, Museum Protection Manager
Neal Dazey, Museum Protection Assistant Manager
Philip Bakala, Kemper East Site Supervisor
Nicole Barham, Museum Protection Officer I
Ivanna Ellsworth, Museum Protection Officer I
Donmeano Jackson, Museum Protection Officer II
Brian Maudie, Museum Protection Officer I
Andy Ozier, Museum Protection Officer II
Max Pond, Museum Protection Officer II
John Scott, Museum Protection Officer I
Matt Stockton, Museum Protection Officer II
Doug Tuttle, Museum Protection Officer I
Richard VanCleave, Museum Protection Officer I
Raina Heinrich, Retail Operations Manager
Craig Auge, Museum Shop Associate
Megan Mantia, Museum Shop Associate
Erin Dziedzic, Curator and Head of Adult Programs
Andrea Phillips, Registrar
Elizabeth Lumpkin, Assistant Registrar
Russell Horton, Preparator
Jacob Banholzer, Exhibition Technician
Tara Andris, Docent Educator and Volunteer Coordinator
Brenda Brinkhous Hatch, Museum Educator, School and Family
Jose Faus, No Boundaries Teen Art Initiative Educator
Megan Gallant, No Boundaries Teen Art Initiative Educator
Json Myers, No Boundaries Teen Art Initiative Educator
Don Schreiner, Director of Development
Sara Hale, Development Coordinator
Taylor Pond, Interim Development Assistant
Facilities and Operations
Paul Watts, Facility and Operations Manager
Brian Hilty, Facilities Technician
Photo Credits / Acknowledgments
Cover: (detail) Photo: ©mspillers2014
p. 1: Louise Bourgeois, Spider, 1996,
cast 1997, bronze, edition 3 of 6, 133
x 263 x 249 inches. Collection of the
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art,
Kansas City, Missouri, Bebe and Crosby
Kemper Collection, Gift of the William T.
Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank,
n.a., Trustee, 1997.7.2. © The Easton
Foundation/Licensed by VAGA,
New York, NY. Photo: Dan Wayne
p. 12: No Boundaries Teen Art Initiative.
Photo: Tammy Wainwright
p. 13: Child. Photo: Tammy Wainwright
p. 15: Family. Photo: Tammy Wainwright
p.17: Docents.
p. 18: Maloney. Photo: Bruce Mathews
p. 7: Child. Photo: Tammy Wainwright
p. 19: Couple.
Photo: Freeland Photography
p. 8: Dressed Up exhibition banners.
Design: Claudia Marchand
p. 22: R. Crosby Kemper, photo
courtesy UMB
p. 9: Conversations—Marking 20 Years
exhibition banners. Design: Claudia
p. 24: Siah Armajani, Kansas City
No. 1, 2000, mixed media on board,
59 x 147 3/4 inches. Collection of the
Kemper Museum of Contemporary
Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Gift of
the Sosland Foundation in Honor of
the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper
Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.19.
© Siah Armajani / Artists Rights
Society (ARS), New York
p. 10: Summoning Ghosts exhibition
banners. Design: Claudia Marchand
p. 25: Dale Chihuly, Chandelier Drawing,
2013, acrylic on paper, 30 x 22 inches,
Collection of the Kemper Museum
of Contemporary Art, Kansas City,
Missouri, Gift of Chihuly Studio in honor
or the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper
Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.13,
© Dale Chihuly. Photo: Chihuly Studio
p 26: Hung Liu, A Third Eye, 1993,
oil on canvas with inset wood, 91 x
55 inches. Collection of the Kemper
Museum of Contemporary Art,
Kansas City, Missouri, Gift of Hung Liu
and Jeff Kelley in honor of the 20th
Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of
Contemporary Art, 2014.6. © Hung Liu
Every attempt has been made to
accurately list donors to the Kemper
Museum of Contemporary Art. If there
are any errors or omissions, please
accept our apologies and contact the
development office at 816-457-6102.
p 27: Roger Shimomura, American
Buddahead, 2012, from the series
American Knockoff, color lithograph
on white Arches cover paper,
29 1/2 x 10 inches, edition 14 of 35.
Collection of the Kemper Museum
of Contemporary Art, Kansas City,
Missouri, Gift of the Lawrence
Lithography Workshop in honor of
the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper
Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.9.
© Roger Shimomura. Photo: courtesy
of the artist
p. 32: Logo. Design: Johnny Lightning
Strikes Again
© Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Honorary Co-Chairs Karen and Jack
Holland. Photo: Bruce Mathews
Co-Chairs Mary Kemper Wolf, Scott
Heidmann, Christy Gautreaux.
Photo: Tammy Wainwright
p. 33: Dancer. Photo: Brian Rice
p. 35: Kemper Ambassadors. Photo:
Tammy Wainwright

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