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Experience an Onslaught of Art a Mixed with Nature During This Limited-Time Exhibit

Art has a way of connecting us to one another. See a visual representation of the pull between nature and human connectedness at Water Music, a special exhibition on display at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. This exhibition of works from the Permanent Collection is inspired by the poem “Water Music” by American poet and feminist literary critic Sandra M. Gilbert.

In “Water Music,” Gilbert describes qualities of water as “clear, shapeless, changing” and highlights its connection to our bodies. Just as the words of Gilbert’s poem elicit water’s connection to people, the paintings on view expand on water’s presence in the landscape. Both poem and paintings engage perception, particularly how we may see ourselves reflected in the world around us, and how water can be a metaphor for the fluidity of life.

Sandra M. Gilbert is a literary critic and poet who has published in the fields of feminist literary criticism, feminist theory, and psychoanalytic criticism. She is perhaps best known for her collaborative critical work with Susan Gubar, with whom she co-authored, among other works, The Madwoman in the Attic (1979). Madwoman in the Attic is widely recognized as a text central to second-wave feminism.

This special exhibition is on display now through November 18th. Water Music may be viewed Tuesday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays.

At Waterside Residences on Quivira, the premier apartments in Lenexa, Kansas, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Friday!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, October 5, 2018—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

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