The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Part Two

Beruit, Lebanon is a city that has seen a lot of unrest over the years. This work by Judy Rifka is entitled “Beruit Excavation.”

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Beruit Excavation Detail

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This massive piece entirely covers one of the walls in the musuem’s entryway. It is entitled “To Access the Places That Lie Beyond” and is by Firelei Baez.

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Geometric shapes anyone? You can get your fill with this work by Mavis Pusey entitled “Dejygea.”

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Metal, paper, acrylic, wood, enamel, graphite, felt and nails all went into making this work entitled “Charmer” by Kianja Strobert.

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A couple of sculptures by Lilian Thomas Burwell.

And a couple of works by Evangeline “EJ” Montgomery.

I’m not saying that these paintings would cause someone to say, “Well if that’s all it takes to be a contemporary artist, anyone can do it,” but maybe I should.

In my opinion, this work by Mary Lovelace O’Neal hits the nail on the head when it comes to the topic of racism. It is entitled “Racism is Like Rain; Either it’s Raining or it’s Gathering Somewhere.”

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Always remember that Earth without “art” is just “eh”!

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