Jade Powers is the assistant curator at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri where she has organized exhibitions including Deconstructing Marcus Jansen, Abstracted Wonders: The Power of Lines, Color Application, and Child’s Play: An Exploration of Adolescence. Upcoming projects at the Kemper Museum include Atrium Project: Joiri Minaya and Dawoud Bey: Selections from Night Coming Tenderly, Black. Before joining the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Powers was the 2017-2018 Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellow at the Saint Louis Art Museum. There, Powers created the first museum-wide gallery guide to comprehensively highlight works by artists of African descent and began research for the 2019 exhibition, Shape of Abstraction, showcasing a gift of over 80 abstract works by African American artists. Powers has also been a Visiting Critic at Washington University St. Louis, University of Kansas, and the Kansas City Art Institute as well as a juror for several artist awards.