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The First Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

April 7th – May 14th, 2017 PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED to Monday, February 6, 2017. This exhibition is open to students enrolled in undergraduate programs in the United States during the 2016-2017 academic year.  Entrants must... View More

Patrick Martin

May 19 – August 2, 2017 A professor at Emporia State, Patrick Martin has played a major role in the Art Department, particularly the glass program. The program is world renown and the only one of its kind in Kansas. His... View More

The Restless Regionalist: The Art of Joe Jones

June 9th – September 10th, 2017 Around thirty works by Joseph John Jones (1909-1963) from the Moffett Collection will tell the story of a radical artist who beat the odds of a rough childhood in St. Louis to be counted as... View More

Solar Flair: Celestial Bodies in Motion

On August 21, 2017, the sun, the moon, and the Earth will form a cosmic chorus line and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Missouri, lies in the center of a path across North America that will be... View More

Visions in Monochrome

November 17th, 2017 – January 7th, 2018 The vault of the Albrecht-Kemper holds a veritable treasure trove of artworks that the public is rarely able to view.  This exhibition will highlight a small sample of these infrequently seen pieces with... View More

Memory of Water

December 1, 2017 – March 18, 2018 An interdisciplinary / intermedia exploration of water issues and interior waterways broadly, with content that draws upon pop cultural, scientific and literary references and merges these with sound, movement, image and sculptural objects. ... View More

Armin Muhsam

March 23 – June 10, 2018 Armin Muhsam was born in Germany, studied art at Montana State University, and currently teaches all aspects of Art at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. His first solo exhibition will be held in... View More

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2017 Annual Membership Exhibition

January 13 – February 19, 2017 The Membership Exhibition showcases the talents of museum members. It is open to current members of the Albrecht-Kemper. Each member may submit two original works not previously exhibited at the museum. Artworks are divided... View More

Wish You Were Here: Postcards Reconsidered

November 18th, 2016 – January 8th, 2017 Postcards have always represented a point of connection.  They are a means of linking with people who are far away.  But, what role can postcards play in a world in which email and... View More

Printmaking in Kansas City: The Moffett Collection

November 18th, 2016 – January 8th, 2017 In the 1930s and ’40s, printmaking enjoyed a new popularity across the nation, and Kansas City proved no exception. The Kansas City Art Institute’s (KCAI) curriculum added print courses in lithography first under... View More

Expanding the Collection: Recent Acquisitions

September 16th – November 6th, 2016 The AKMA continues to add to its permanent collection through the generosity of donors and select purchases.  This exhibition will highlight pieces added to the museum’s holdings since 2013.  The work includes additions to... View More

Nine: Missouri Western Art Faculty Exhibit

September 16th – November 6th, 2016   The arts community of St. Joseph and the region benefit from a close relationship between the AKMA and the art faculty at MWSU.  The artists in this exhibition provide a solid foundation in... View More

Re: generation

June 10th – September 11th, 2016 RE: GENERATION Often people think of teachers as “givers” when in fact, there is much gained from the exchange of ideas in educational settings. This is evident in the works of the Albrecht-Kemper seven-woman show,... View More

Personal Affects: Watercolors by Lana Cease

June 10 – September 11, 2016 Lana Cease is a realist watercolor artist whose exhibition will focus on the everyday objects that can be both overlooked and sources of strong memories. These objects, such as bottlecaps, marbles, and costume jewelry... View More

Missouri Valley Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition

April 8th – June 5th, 2016 The Missouri Valley Impressionist Society (MVIS) unifies and supports Impressionism throughout the Missouri River Valley Region. This valley region includes the following states: Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.... View More

Albrecht Gallery: The Early Years

April 8th – June 5th, 2016 The Albrecht Gallery opened its doors on May 6, 1966.  The exhibition The Albrecht Gallery: The Early Years will explore the events, art, and people that launched the institution as we celebrate its 50th... View More

VAB Gallery Open-Themed Exhibition

The Exhibition Theme is open for the Rotating Juried Exhibition Business + Art = Inspired Workplaces The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art (AKMA) has developed the Business + Art = Inspired Workplaces program which will be a collaboration between AKMA and local companies.... View More

2016 Regional High School Exhibition

February 28 – April 3, 2016 The mission of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is to bring the excitement of American visual arts to the region through education, temporary exhibitions, the permanent collection, and the nurturing of regional artists. What... View More

2016 Annual Membership Exhibition

January 16 – February 21, 2016 The 42nd AKMA Membership Exhibition showcases the talents of museum members. It is open to current members of the Museum and anyone that would like to join. Each member may submit two original works... View More

In Memory of Crosby Kemper

January 18 – December 31, 2014 The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is saddened by the death of longtime supporter R. Crosby Kemper, Jr., who died in California on Jan. 2, 2014 at the age of 86. Kemper was a true visionary whose... View More

2014 Regional High School Art Exhibition

March 2 – April 6, 2014 The mission of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is to bring the excitement of American visual arts to the region through education, temporary exhibitions, the permanent collection, and the nurturing of regional artists. What better way... View More

Toben Collection

April 12 – June 1, 2014 The body of work in the “Toben Collection” exhibition covers a broad range of styles, some very naturalistic, finely detailed, and then some that are looser and more abstract.  This 1968 archived collection features prints, woodcuts,... View More

The Face of Things: AKMA Portraits

April 12 – June 1, 2014 This exhibition showcases works from the AKMA permanent collection that do not always make it out of the vault and onto the walls.  The focus is “portraits” and the display includes a variety of methods artists... View More

Kwanza Humphrey: Naturally Human

June 8 – September 7, 2014 Drawing at a very young age Kwanza’s work was first recognized by the staff at the AKMA when he was a college student at MWSU. Kwanza entered his work in the AKMA Membership Exhibitions and was consistently an award winner... View More

Pattern: Repeat ~ Quilts from Tula Pink & Luke Haynes

June 8 – September 7, 2014 Tula Pink is a dynamic young artist known for her fabric design and textile work.  She graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in L.A..  After graduation she worked as an Exhibit Designer for museums in L.A.. Her love... View More

Think Pink~An Evening with Tula Pink!

August 6, 2014 Guests were invited to enjoy Tula Pink’s Exhibition, “Pattern:  Repeat ~ Quilts by Tula Pink & Luke Haynes”, while being treated to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Books were available for purchase (and autograph) in the AKMA Gift Shop. This... View More

Justin Marable: Social Landscapes

September 12 – November 2, 2014 Justin Marable was raised in Robinson, Kansas, a small farm town. This inspired him to draw on geography and history for his work. His contemporary works are primarily silk screens that use bright colors and subjects that are relatable to the Midwestern viewer. His work... View More

2015 Regional High School Exhibition

March 1 – April 5, 2015 The mission of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is to bring the excitement of American visual arts to the region through education, temporary exhibitions, the permanent collection, and the nurturing of regional artists. What... View More

Jeff Foster: Salmagundi *

April 10 – June 7, 2015 Jeff Foster is a native of Maryville, Missouri with a family tradition of music,radio and television.  Jeff wrote poetry before turning to his more visual work.  Beginning in 2000 with disposable cameras, Jeff began creating, with his influence... View More

Dale Hartley: Earth & Sky from the Flint Hills

April 10 – June 7, 2015 Big, almost monumental, one-of-a-kind vessels built from clay slabs that were rolled by hand are the focus of Dale Hartley’s work.  She was born and raised in the Flint Hills and resides in Saffordville, Kansas.  Viewing... View More

The European Connection

June 14 – September 13 The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art’s permanent collection’s general focus is American Art.  This exhibition will feature works created by European artists that have made their way into the AKMA collection.  This small, but strong collection of European... View More

Benton & Friends

June 14 – September 13, 2015 This exhibition of work from the collection of Jim & Virginia Moffett featured work by Missouri artist, Thomas Hart Benton, as well as his students, colleagues, and friends.  The display of artwork illustrated the huge influence... View More

Still Time: Margaret Sparrow

November 20, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – January 9, 2016 @ 5:00 pm Margaret Sparrow is a St. Joseph, Missouri native. At the age of fifteen she made her first oil painting, secretly, in a large closet off her bedroom. She continued... View More