Friday, October 16, 2015

Performance: Helado Negro

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
7:00 p.m. cash bar and performance

Headlining, Florida-born, Brooklyn-based musician Helado Negro performs his blend of electronic compositions and live vocals with the dreamy movements of local volunteer “tinsel dancers” in this choreographed performance. This is Helado Negro’s first performance in Missouri. Musician Thomas Wincek opens the evening with original electronic pop compositions.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

ArtReach Session 4: Masks of the Night!

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 | Session 4 is full

Masks of the Night!
Why do people wear masks? Using both the artist Rauha Mäkilä, from the exhibition Dark Days, Bright Nights: Contemporary Paintings from Finland and Halloween as inspiration, the art of the mask will be explored! Students will use model magic and other materials to create a unique piece of art created to disguise, protect, amuse, or entertain an audience. This spooky (but fun) mask-making workshop will also focus on unconventional ways to create texture, patterns, and symbols.

Register now to be put on the waiting list.
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.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Every Saturday: Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour

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

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.​


2015 Kemper Gala: Bright Nights

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
7:00 p.m.–Midnight
Tickets: $200 each, $100 for 35 and under

The 2015 Kemper Gala, Bright Nights, takes center stage Saturday, October 24 with all the excellent food, incredible entertainment, and surprises our regular guests have come to expect.

In addition, Christy and Bill Gautreaux, who are among the world’s top art collectors, will host Patrons on October 8 at their spectacular new home, The Artery Residence. The couple's main gallery space is the conceptual heart of the home. The hallways and dramatic vertical atriums create arteries that feature other works of contemporary art. This is a rare convergence of great people and stunning contemporary art in a sparkling new environment.

Not only will you enjoy memorable and stylish events, your generosity allows you to play an important role in ensuring Kansas City has access to world-class art and educational programs for all ages, all completely free!

Friday, October 30, 2015

“A House of Finland” Lecture: Peter MacKeith

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
5:00–7:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. lecture

Bringing his experience as an architectural historian, MacKeith adds a lively point of view to understanding the paintings in Dark Days, Bright Nights, for which he contributed a catalogue essay.