2331 South Cedar
Ottawa, KS 66067
Phone: (785) 242-3400
Fax: (785) 241-2193
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Tu to Th from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM,Fr to Sa from 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM,Su from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PMSince its opening in the Fall of 1994, over the last two decades the Kemper Museum has become one of the most respected galleries in the region. The permanent collection donated by Bebe and Crosby Kemper features contemporary artwork and some of the artists include the famous glassblower Dale Chihuly, Georgia O'Keefe, Andrew Wyeth and Robert Mapplethorpe, just to name a few. Some temporary exhibits have featured a complete retrospective by fashion photographer, Herb Ritts and a moving AIDS tribute by Robert Juarez. The building merits attention also, it has plenty of nooks and crannies that are interspersed alongside two elongated wings, which makes the structure appear like a bird in flight.