Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design of Kansas City, Misssouri was designed by Gunnar Birkerts and opened in 1994.  Just west of the Kansas City Art Institute and the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, its large open spaces and delightful avant-garde artwork attract all comers. The Cafe Sebastienne serves fine food and wine 11-3 Tues-Sun. 

4420 Warwick Blvd. 
Kansas City, MO 64111 

info 816.561.3737 

tel 816.753.5784 

fax 816.753.5806 

cafe 816.561.7740 

All photos © 1998 by Carol Yoho
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lobby interior
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Interior lobby at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design.

Chihuly acid-green chandelier
The museum has three installations of chandeliers by Chihuly. This one,  poison green, is on the west wall of the front entry. Another, also poison green, is on the east wall.
Chihuly Waterford crystal chandelier
This Chihuly installation is of etched transparent Waterford crystal.
Chihuly installation
This third Chihuly installation is just above the entrance to the Cafe Sebastienne.
horse sculpture
Horse sculpture lies in an outdoor courtyard.
woven fibers installation
Artist at work. His medium is worm-like bales of hay. The display was to be complete in another 24-hours from our visit, ready for a Friday evening opening.
spider-like sculpture
This large spider-like shape reasts on the front yard of the Museum grounds.