Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art houses one of the finest collections of 18th, 19th, and 20th century American art in the Midwest. Through special exhibitions, educational programs, and publications, the Albrecht-Kemper serves as a cultural arts center.
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The museum originated in 1913 with the foundation of the St. Joseph Art League, twelve women who sought to increase public awareness and understanding of the arts. With the hope of establishing a public art museum in St. Joseph, the League acquired the William Merritt Chase painting 'Venetian Balcony'. The purchase, made in 1915 with funds raised at performances, teas and a special showing of the painting in a local department store, became the first, and most beloved work in the Museum's permanent collection. The League opened the Albrecht Gallery in 1966 in the former home of Mr. and Mrs. William Albrecht. At the initiation of a major building expansion in 1991, the Museum became The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, honoring the patronage of Mr. R. Crosby Kemper. PERMANENT COLLECTION: Through the generosity of the Kemper family, foundations, and many other enthusiastic supporters, the Museum's collection has grown to include an extraordinary group of colonial portraits, as well as distinguished examples of American Impressionism and the Boston School. TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS: In the gallery you will discover temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Each of these exhibitions is on display for 60-90 days at a time and include an opening night of appetizers, snacks, music, fun and a chance to meet the artist. For the next upcoming temporary exhibition please call the front desk at 233-7003. SPECAIL EVENTS: The facilities of the Albrecht-Kemper are available for rent by individuals, organization, agencies and groups for private or public events. To plan an event at the Museum, contact the Director of Special Events at 233-7003 ext. 305. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: Develop your own creativity and appreciation for art with a schedule of art-orientated activities, lectures, events, art classes and workshops for children and adults! With a museum membership you will receive discounts and advance notice on all educational activities. BRADLEY ART LIBRARY: The Museum's reference library contains 2,500 volumes, a collection of periodicals and other materials relating to the permanent collection and the history of art. Readers and scholars may visit and utilize these references during regular museum hours. PLEASE CONSIDER MEMBERSHIP: Museum memberships are available at various levels and entitle members to benefits including free admission to the museum for a year, a subscription to ARTMATTERS (the Museum's quarterly newsletter), a chance to exhibit original artwork in the Annual Membership Show, discounts for art classes, 10% off in the Gift Shop, as well as invitations to exhibitions, previews, parties and special events. ADMISSION: Adults 18 and Over - $5.00 Senior Citizens - $2.00 Under 18 - $1.00 Students with Valid ID - $1.00 Under 6 & Members- FREE

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We took a trip to the attic last week and found a heap of art books and catalogues that haven’t been seen in our shop fo...
12/19/2020

We took a trip to the attic last week and found a heap of art books and catalogues that haven’t been seen in our shop for years! Check out our St. Joseph collection, too. Give the gift of art! The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is the perfect place to shop for last minute gifts. Our museum shop has everything from stocking stuffers to original artwork to fill you home with joy! Museum members get a 10% discount!
#akma #albrechtkemper #stjoemo #visitstjoe #shoplocal

12/18/2020

2020 Deck the Halls Raffle. Congratulations to our winners! Thank you for participating and thank you to our donors!

Looking for something unique? Look no further, we consign with local artists! Buy local art and support your community. ...
12/17/2020

Looking for something unique? Look no further, we consign with local artists! Buy local art and support your community. Give the gift of art! The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is the perfect place to shop for last minute gifts. Our museum shop has everything from stocking stuffers to original artwork to fill you home with joy!
Gift Certificates are available for purchase Tuesday-Friday!
Museum members get a 10% discount!
#akma #albrechtkemper #stjoemo #visitstjoe #shoplocal

We're really excited to host the live raffle drawing this Friday at noon on Facebook Live! This your last chance to supp...
12/16/2020

We're really excited to host the live raffle drawing this Friday at noon on Facebook Live! This your last chance to support the museum and buy raffle tickets at http://ow.ly/LXhd50CNxl5 or call the front desk at 816-233-7003.

Give the gift of art! The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is the perfect place to shop for last minute gifts. Our museum s...
12/16/2020

Give the gift of art! The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is the perfect place to shop for last minute gifts. Our museum shop has everything from stocking stuffers to original artwork to fill you home with joy!
We’ve got stocking stuffers for the art lovers in your life! From Thinking Putty and Comic Notebooks to art themed coloring books, you are sure to find the perfect gift. Museum members get a 10% discount!
#akma #albrechtkemper #stjoemo #visitstjoe #shoplocal

Everyone had a great time at Wanda Taylor’s Colored Pencil Workshop last week! It was our first venture into holding a v...
12/15/2020

Everyone had a great time at Wanda Taylor’s Colored Pencil Workshop last week! It was our first venture into holding a virtual class on Zoom. We learned new things about holding a class online and everyone created a beautiful drawing by the end of the day!
Wanda’s next workshop is Wednesday, February 17, and will focus on a still life with the artist’s choice of subject matter.
#albrechtkemper #stjoemo #visitstjoe #artclass #coloredpencil

2020 has been a drag, but the AKMA still has ways to make the holidays special! We have our Letters From Santa to be ord...
12/14/2020

2020 has been a drag, but the AKMA still has ways to make the holidays special! We have our Letters From Santa to be ordered by Dec. 15 and Winter Art Kits going on through January. We also have a kid's raffle prize. Check them out today! http://albrecht-kemper.org/things-to-do/

2020 has been a drag, but the AKMA still has ways to make the holidays special! We have our Letters From Santa to be ord...
12/14/2020

2020 has been a drag, but the AKMA still has ways to make the holidays special! We have our Letters From Santa to be ordered by Dec. 15 and Winter Art Kits going on through January. We also have a kid's raffle prize. Check them out today! http://albrecht-kemper.org/things-to-do/

Just a reminder that the Annual Membership Meeting will be held virtually this year. The meeting is tonight at 5:30 PM. ...
12/09/2020

Just a reminder that the Annual Membership Meeting will be held virtually this year. The meeting is tonight at 5:30 PM. If you are a member who would like the Zoom link for the meeting, please contact Megan Benitz at [email protected].

Welcome Eric Fuson, our new Executive Director! He comes to the museum with thirty years of teaching experience and twen...
12/08/2020

Welcome Eric Fuson, our new Executive Director! He comes to the museum with thirty years of teaching experience and twenty years of small business management.
As artist in residence and director of sculpture at Missouri Western State University he taught drawing, design, and sculpture. He also served as the artistic director of the Walter Cronkite Memorial on campus.
Eric is a lifelong resident of St. Joseph, Missouri and graduated from Missouri Western cm laude with a BA in Art.

Come by the museum to visit Douglas Shaw Elder's OKecoSCAPES! From the woodwork to the ink, this artwork is something yo...
12/08/2020

Come by the museum to visit Douglas Shaw Elder's OKecoSCAPES! From the woodwork to the ink, this artwork is something you won't want to miss.

Missouri Arts Council
12/05/2020

Missouri Arts Council

Robin VanHoozer (Robin VanHoozer Art) of St. Joseph works with encaustic, a mix of hot wax and pigment that goes back 2,500 years. And she uses encaustic for more than the classic paintings on wood – like the multimedia in her 2019 solo exhibit “Echoes Through Time” at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art. Inspired by her grandmother’s journal, she muses on “the invisible routine of essential tasks typically performed by women.” Here’s “Nell,” encaustic, paper, thread, vintage lace, and photographs. Ms. VanHoozer is one of our very first Featured Artists. Meet all four of December’s artists here: missouriartscouncil.org/featured-artist

It's the last day to sign up for our Gingerbread Workshop! Sign up for this fun holiday activity for the whole family at...
12/03/2020
Gingerbread Workshop

It's the last day to sign up for our Gingerbread Workshop! Sign up for this fun holiday activity for the whole family at http://albrecht-kemper.org/news/gingerbread-workshop/

#albrechtkemper #holidays #gingerbreadworkshop

While there will be no breakfast with Santa this year, we will still be holding our annual Gingerbread House Workshop! Join Santa’s elves on Saturday, December 5, for Session 1 from 10:00am-11:00am…

Get your Letters From Santa! Bring your kids and drop off a letter to Santa in the magic mailbox at the Albrecht-Kemper ...
12/02/2020

Get your Letters From Santa! Bring your kids and drop off a letter to Santa in the magic mailbox at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art for express delivery to the North Pole. You can request a letter back from Santa for only $15!
http://albrecht-kemper.org/news/letters-from-santa/

#albrechtkemper #santa

This #GivingTuesday, consider giving to the arts by donating to the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art. Your support helps us...
12/01/2020

This #GivingTuesday, consider giving to the arts by donating to the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art. Your support helps us with art classes and workshops, kids activities, and the upkeep of our historical mansion. Donate or become a member today! http://albrecht-kemper.org/join-and-give/

There's so much going on at the Museum in December! - Gingerbread Workshop on December 5- Letters From Santa (Order by D...
11/30/2020

There's so much going on at the Museum in December!
- Gingerbread Workshop on December 5
- Letters From Santa (Order by December 15 to get by Christmas!)
- Deck the Halls Raffle (Drawing on December 18)
- Kids Holiday Art Kits (Available while supplies last)
Get more information at http://albrecht-kemper.org/things-to-do/

The holidays are approaching and we have some awesome events for the whole family!
http://albrecht-kemper.org/things-to-do/

Shop local and stop by our Museum Gift Shop! We have great one-of-a-kind gifts for the whole family!
11/27/2020

Shop local and stop by our Museum Gift Shop! We have great one-of-a-kind gifts for the whole family!

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff of the Albrecht-Kemper! We are closed today, but will be back to our normal hours tomo...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from the staff of the Albrecht-Kemper! We are closed today, but will be back to our normal hours tomorrow. If you are looking for a safe way to spend time with family, come by the museum and discover our new exhibitions or check out our professional Christmas tree that makes for a great family photo.

#safeholidays #albrechtkemper #stjoemo #visitstjoe

11/25/2020

Our cafe is closed this week for Thanksgiving. We hope you all have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Just a reminder, there is no Kids Media tonight. You can sign up for next week's class at the link. http://albrecht-kemp...
11/24/2020
Kids Media Mix-UP

Just a reminder, there is no Kids Media tonight. You can sign up for next week's class at the link. http://albrecht-kemper.org/news/kids-media-mix-up/

Enjoy your long holiday weekend!

Kids, put your imagination to work by using different mediums to create unique artwork. With a new project each week, students will construct, paint, and assemble projects ranging from sculptures,…

Stop by the museum to drop off your letters to Santa! And parents can be sure their child receives a letter in return. C...
11/24/2020

Stop by the museum to drop off your letters to Santa! And parents can be sure their child receives a letter in return. Click the link to learn more!
http://albrecht-kemper.org/news/letters-from-santa/

#lettersfromsanta #albrechtkemper #holidaysathome

11/20/2020
We'll be hosting an opening reception tomorrow night Douglas Shaw Elder's "OKecoSCAPES." Stop by between 4-7 PM to check...
11/19/2020

We'll be hosting an opening reception tomorrow night Douglas Shaw Elder's "OKecoSCAPES." Stop by between 4-7 PM to check it out along with our "Staff Favorites: Selections from the Vault."

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2818 Frederick Ave
Saint Joseph, MO
64506

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Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

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Thanks for providing such a perfect luncheon for 4 VERY hungry LAAs (that's Legal Administrative Assistants in the real world). Food and atmosphere to die for!
Missouri Business Podcast The crew and I ran around the area this weekend as a trial run of our upcoming Commerce Connection Quest. We managed to take check-in photos at 150 businesses around town and the surrounding area. Our participants in next month’s Quest only need to get to all 100 vendors that will take part to earn the vacation stay prize. This is an example of how a post will work. That’s all they have to do to check-in. We hope that you will choose to support the community in playing in this fun event and give the residents something fun to do. Even if you do not play, we would love your support however you can. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s posts over the next month – John Piazza Norton
LOVE The Albrecht-Kemper!!!!!!!!
https://www.kcur.org/#stream/0 Nick Vedros on Central Standard KCUR January 2, 2019 at 10:30-11:00 A.M. Tune in for an interview regarding the Portrait Americana Exhibit at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum.
In the near future, we will be forming a committee for the annual Saint Joseph en Plein Air event. We will need a dynamic group of people who can help make this event a success. If you are a St. Joe resident and would like to be part of the St. Joe Plein Air team, contact Brent Seevers at [email protected] Become a Charter Member. Our mission is to enhance the St. Joseph community, its arts, and share the features that make this city great. www.stjoepleinair.com
Upcoming workshop at the Albrecht-Kemper.
The Witches Dance at the 2017 Witches' Tea at Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art. A great time!!
This is such a beautiful Museum to visit, Ill see my friends there tomorrow and that will be the best part!
Solar Flair: Celestial Bodies in Motion is a lovely show! Thank you for the prominent placement of my painting, Cosmos! Delighted!
July 9: The Amazing Press Poetry Reading Poets David Noe, Doc Arnett, Thomas Kirschner, Jeff Foster, and Melodye Hathaway will each read selections from their work. There will be an opportunity to meet the poets following the reading. http://albrecht-kemper.org/news/summer-sundays-at-the-akma/