Calendar

Friday, September 4, 2015

First Friday Opening

Kemper at the Crossroads
5:00–10:00 p.m.
FREE

The Center is a Moving Target: If You Lived There

Exhibition artists in attendance.

Support for the Kemper Museum is generously provided by members and donors. Programming is supported by the Karen and Jack Holland Visiting Artist Program. Visit the Memberships page to learn how you too can contribute.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Every Saturday: Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00 p.m.
FREE

The Gallery Conversations tour is offered every Saturday. Join a Kemper Museum docent for a lively discussion and tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. These tours serve as our only "drop in" opportunity to have a guided tour each week.

No reservations are required. Meet at the Visitor Services Desk.​

Friday, September 11, 2015

Fine Art Friday

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00–2:30 p.m.
Free | Second Saturdays

Interactive experiences in the Museum’s galleries encourage students to examine objects and ideas through observation, discussion, and activities. Fine Art Friday also includes an interactive tour with an experienced Museum Docent. Program themes change monthly.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

18th Street Corridor, Art and Community

Kemper at the Crossroads
2:00 p.m.
FREE

Moderated by Erin Dziedzic, curator and head of adult programs at the Kemper Museum, in conversation with Pat Jordan, co-chair of the Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts; Michael Schmidt, co-author of the “18th Street Reimagined” conceptual plan; and James Woodfill, artist and Kansas City Art Institute professor.

ArtReach Session 1: What's That You Say?

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Ages 6–8 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Ages 9–12 1:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Free | Registration required | Morning session is now full

As part of a collaborative project between the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Center for Child Health and Development at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Museum offers six free workshops for children with and without developmental disabilities each semester.

The objective of ArtReach is to provide opportunities for self-expression and communication through the visual arts. Each hands-on workshop is designed for a particular age group and relates to specific works of art on view. Participants will learn how to work with different media and gain knowledge of elements of art while being introduced to a specific artist’s work and his or her inspiration. Students will create an original work of art based on the skills learned in the workshop.

What’s That You Say?
Students will take a last look at the work of Adam Cvijanovic in the exhibition, American Montage, by exploring self-reflection and the significance of time; they will then incorporate these concepts into their own work of art! Drawing from their personal life and even using a sound element, students will be engaged with the art on a whole new level!

Register now for the afternoon session.
A waiting list has been established for sessions that are full. Please fill out the form above if you would like to be placed on the list.

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is grateful for ArtReach program support from the R.A. Long Foundation, as well as to the Miller Nichols Charitable Trust, the Francis Family Foundation, and the H&R Block Foundation for their support of the Kemper Museum’s Educational and Outreach programs.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Artist Talk: Environmental Histories

Kemper Museum
5:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. artist talk
FREE

Artist and member of the experimental film platform SPECTRA, Timothy Amundson presents his project The Turkey Creek Institute For Phenomenal Awareness, an effort to highlight the Kansas creek as a place for engagement and inspiration.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Scavenger Saturdays

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
FREE | All ages | No registration required

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturday for families. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-tastic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home art-making activity kit. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Drawing Workshop

Kemper at the Crossroads
10:00 a.m.–noon
Free | Reservations required

Reimagine the current exhibition, Kemper at the Crossroads, or the surrounding Crossroads Arts District at a drawing session with a professional instructor.
Space is limited; RSVP at reservations@kemperart.org.

Every Saturday: Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00 p.m.
FREE

The Gallery Conversations tour is offered every Saturday. Join a Kemper Museum docent for a lively discussion and tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. These tours serve as our only "drop in" opportunity to have a guided tour each week.

No reservations are required. Meet at the Visitor Services Desk.​

ArtReach Session 2: Angles and Ridges Everywhere

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Ages 6–8 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Ages 9–12 1:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Free | Registration required | Morning session now full

Angles and Ridges Everywhere
The art of Jules Olitski will be introduced as the angular approach of Eos the Titan is compared to the organic nature surrounding it. Students will then create their own angular sculptures using cardboard, acrylic paints, and quality markers.

Register now for the afternoon session.
A waiting list has been established for sessions that are full. Please fill out the form above if you would like to be placed on the list.

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is grateful for ArtReach program support from the R.A. Long Foundation, as well as to the Miller Nichols Charitable Trust, the Francis Family Foundation, and the H&R Block Foundation for their support of the Kemper Museum’s Educational and Outreach programs.