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Jade Powers

Assistant Curator
Kemper Museum
of Contemporary Art

Jade Powers is the assistant curator at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri

Curator Biography

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.

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