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Portrait Session: Olathe-Native Artist Angela Dufresne

This Artist Is Not In Kansas Anymore: Angela Dufresne's Journey From Olathe To New York City

Yesterday, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art opened a new exhibit of Angela Dufresne's work, called Making a Scene. The artist and Olathe native joins us today to talk about growing up in Kansas as a queer person, and how she uses art to challenge gender and sexual norms. 
This hour-long interview is part of our Portrait Session series.

  • Angela Dufresne, artist
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