2002 Exhibitions

"The Reading Room, One"

Oct. 26–Dec. 18

Curated by Raechell Smith, director of the Artspace

This interactive exhibition featured selections of design and reading materials by invited participants, including James Brinsfield, Maria Elena Buszek, Kate Hackman, Steve Maturo, Derek Porter and Raechell Smith.

"Selections from the Collection: Process in Printmaking"

Sept. 7–Oct. 16

Curated by Heather Lustfeldt, assistant curator

An exhibition of prints from the permanent collection that featured a range of printmaking processes. A result of the 2002 high school residency program at KCAI, the exhibition included work by Chuck Close, Richard Diebenkorn, Vernon Fisher, Tony Fitzpatrick, Peregrine Honig, Tom Huck, Archer Prewitt, Larry Rivers and H.C. Westermann.

"Innovations in Ancient Japanese Pottery"

Feb. 2–April 3

Curated by Amalia Mariño, Artspace Block intern

Drawn from the Kansas City Art Institute’s permanent collection, this exhibition was based on the Cummins Collection of Sue Ware ceramics from Japan. Sue Ware was produced from the third to the seventh centuries A.D. and represented a time of great innovation in Japanese ceramics –– including the first time a wheel was used and the first time stoneware clay was taken to high-fire temperatures in Anagama kilns.

"Selections from the Collection: Modern Portraiture"

October 2001 through February 2002

Curated Heather Lustfeldt, curatorial assistant

This selection of portraits from KCAI's permanent collection illustrated three different approaches to portraiture: academic romanticism in the works of Jean Jacques Henner and John Douglas Patrick; Moses Soyer’s social realism and less academic approach to painting; and the classicism which pervades illustrator Daniel MacMorris's depictions of high society.