Childs Play: An Exploration of Adolescence

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Mar. 1, 2024 - Aug. 4, 2019

4420 Warwick Boulevard
Kansas City, 64111
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“Child’s Play: An Exploration of Adolescence” situates contemporary works of art from Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection in conversation with concepts brought forth by neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud (Austrian, 1856–1939). Freud suggested that humans can trace their compulsions back to their childhood. From this idea, “Child’s Play” explores artists’ depictions of children, their relationships with those around them, and with the world.

“Child’s Play” links the arts and social sciences to engage viewers in the different ways artists depict childhood. “Child’s Play: An Exploration of Adolescence” is curated by Jade Powers, assistant curator at Kemper Museum.


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