The kemper museum of contemporary art/WENDY RED STAR at Haw Contemporary/ belger art center
February 13, 2016
Chicken Tractor is committed to helping artists and arts supporters see great art in person, so when interesting shows come within a day's driving distance, we organize carpools to get there. On our latest trip, seven intrepid art lovers went to Kansas City to see the Kemper's Contemporary Finnish painting show "Dark Days, Bright Nights", new work by Wendy Red Star at Haw Contemporary Gallery, and three ceramics shows at the Belger Art Center. There was amazing art at all of the stops and a damn good lunch to boot.
Kemper museum of contemporary art
We had a great tour of Haw Contemporary's galleries including a peek in the office at a new Alex Katz silk screen print that was over the top beautiful.
Belger art center
The Belger Art Center was a real gem. It was an interesting blend of beautiful gallery spaces full of works from collections and shows that had work that was for sale. Their gift shop was also chock full of really lovely contemporary ceramics that spanned from abstract sculptural art to functional clay ware. And the director Mo Dickens was a delightful tour guide who gave us the inside story on many of the pieces on display as well as taking us into the off limits staff break room which was as full of art as any of the galleries.