‘Nocturnes’ by Derrick Breidenthal and Ben Weddle: ‘Panoramics’: January 16 to April 11, 2021

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The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions, Nocturnes by Derrick Breidenthal and Ben Weddle: Panoramics. The exhibitions are on view from January 16 to April 11, 2021.


Abstract oil painting dominated by dark blue tones

Bottom Place, 30×30 by Breidenthal

Nocturnes by Derrick Breidenthal

Derrick Breidenthal’s landscapes display velvety night exposures along with penetrating fires straining the land—demonstrating the grace and fragility of our surroundings. Breidenthal’s persistent insomnia has given him an intimate grasp of the nocturnal habitat. The result is a collection of haunting depictions of solitude, beauty and destruction. Connected by techniques of gentle blending and diffusion, Breidenthal illuminates rare night-time colors and conditions. Stunningly rich oil color and beautiful compositions manifest a range of lucid night-time sensations for the viewer. The exhibition is comprised of more than 25 paintings including three large works.



Ben Weddle: Panoramics

Panorama photograph of a field and forest

Panoramics series by Weddle

Ben Weddle has worked for a commercial photographer for over 30 years.  In Panoramics, Weddle exhibits four large-scale photographic panoramas of the dramatic landscapes of the American West.  These 10’ x 4’ photographs create an immersive experience for museum visitors in the Esson Gallery.  More information about Weddle can be found on his website.


The museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 1 PM to 4 PM. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for seniors, and $1 for students. Museum members and children under age 6 are free. AKMA membership has great perks. Become a AKMA member here. For more information about the exhibitions, call 816-233-7003.



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