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Saturday, August 23

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Saturday, August 30

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Saturday, August 30

7:00–10:00 p.m.

Kemper Block Party: Sweet Summer
Kemper Museum | FREE

Inspired by Wayne Thiebaud’s iconic Cakes & Pies, the Kemper Museum hosts a sweet summer block party with sugary treats, an outdoor film, and more.

Wayne Thiebaud, Cakes & Pies, 1994-95, oil on canvas, 72 x 64 inches; Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Gift of the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, 1995.100; Art © Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photograph: Dan Wayne


Friday, September 5

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Fall Homeschool Programs: Fine Art Fridays
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

During Fine Art Fridays, Homeschool students can come to the Museum from 1:00–2:30 p.m. on the first Friday in September, October and November and learn about one work of art on view while creating their own artwork using a variety of materials available in the Meeting Room.


Saturday, September 6

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Sunday, September 7

2:00–2:45 p.m.

Tri-Percussion: Music Around the World
Kemper Museum | FREE

Musical styles and instruments from across the world: Gahu drumming from Ghana, West Africa, performed on Ghanian barrel drums; Brazilian samba, performed parade style; Calypso steel drumming from the Caribbean Islands, and more.


Saturday, September 13

Ages 6–8 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ages 9–12 1:30–3:30 p.m.

ArtReach Fall 2014: Double Vision
Kemper Museum | Free, Registration Required

Art educator, Devin Rumley, will be leading a conversation influenced by Ben Shahn's Scorn. After this gallery discussion of Shahn’s work, students will experiment with abstract designs on mixed media paper overlayed with realistic colored pencil or charcoal drawings.

To sign-up, complete the registration form and email it to education@kemperart.org or call 816-457-6136.

Ben Shahn, Scorn, 1952; tempera on paper, 39 x 25 1/4 inches; Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Gift of the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation, 1995.67


Saturday, September 13

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Tuesday, September 16

11:00 a.m.–noon

Tots on Tuesdays
Kemper Museum, Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery | FREE

Come and create at the Kemper Museum this summer. Join an amazing librarian and art educator to look at artworks in the Permanent Collection, hear a story or two, and create an inspired art activity just right for little hands. Appropriate for ages 3-5.


Thursday, September 18

10:00–11:30 a.m.

Fall Homeschool Programs: Homeschool Art Sampler
Kemper Museum | FREE

Homeschool Art Sampler is a free, drop-in program. Students are encouraged to stop at three works of art and discuss the art with experienced docents. At each stop, students receive a take-home art activity inspired by the work.


Friday, September 19

Cash Bar: 5:00 p.m.
Presentation: 6:00 p.m.

Double Visions: Art and Science
Kemper Museum | FREE

Uli Sailer Das, executive director for Overland Park’s Museum of Prairiefire, talks about the interaction of art and science at the museum. Artist Joe Bussell speaks about the influence of science and technology on the biological forms in his artwork.


Saturday, September 20

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Scavenger Saturdays for Families
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

Children and adults can look together at works of art in the Museum's galleries. After completing a self-guided activity, kids will receive a free take-home art project. Scavenger Saturdays take place on every third Saturday of the month.


Saturday, September 20

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Saturday, September 27

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Sunday, September 28

Ages 6–8 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ages 9–12 1:30–3:30 p.m.

ArtReach Fall 2014: Color Fuse
Kemper Museum | Free, Registration Required

In this workshop, students will blend the artistic processes of drawing and painting inspired by the 2D work, Chandelier Drawing, by Dale Chihuly. Art Educator, Renae Williams, will demonstrate drawing using chalk pastels, as well as watercolor techniques, to create a fusion of color and pattern.

To sign-up, complete the registration form and email it to education@kemperart.org or call 816-457-6136.

Dale Chihuly, Chandelier Drawing, 2013, acrylic on paper, 30 x 22 iinches; Gift of Chihuly Studio in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.13


Friday, October 3

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Fall Homeschool Programs: Fine Art Fridays
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

During Fine Art Fridays, Homeschool students can come to the Museum from 1:00–2:30 p.m. on the first Friday in September, October and November and learn about one work of art on view while creating their own artwork using a variety of materials available in the Meeting Room.


Saturday, October 4

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Sunday, October 5

Ages 6–8 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ages 9–12 1:30–3:30 p.m.

ArtReach Fall 2014: Texture Trees
Kemper Museum | Free, Registration Required

After introducing Good Vegan Progression #1 by Trenton Doyle Hancock, artist and educator Valerie Bashaw, will demonstrate collaging techniques using fiber and texitles of varying colors and patterns.

To sign-up, complete the registration form and email it to education@kemperart.org or call 816-457-6136.

Trenton Doyle Hancock, Good Vegan Progression #1, 2005; mixed media on felt, 118 x 123 inches; Enid and Crosby Kemper and William T. Kemper Acquisition Fund and Sosland Acquisition Fund, 2005.40


Saturday, October 11

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Thursday, October 16

10:00–11:30 a.m.

Fall Homeschool Programs: Homeschool Art Sampler
Kemper Museum | FREE

Homeschool Art Sampler is a free, drop-in program. Students are encouraged to stop at three works of art and discuss the art with experienced docents. At each stop, students receive a take-home art activity inspired by the work.


Saturday, October 18

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Scavenger Saturdays for Families
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

Children and adults can look together at works of art in the Museum's galleries. After completing a self-guided activity, kids will receive a free take-home art project. Scavenger Saturdays take place on every third Saturday of the month.


Saturday, October 18

Ages 6–8 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ages 9–12 1:30–3:30 p.m.

ArtReach Fall 2014: Doodad Design
Kemper Museum | Free, Registration Required

Art instructor, Jessica Thompson-Lee, will discuss collecting, sorting, and classifying objects while exploring the mixed media artwork, Used and Worn, with students. Incorporating pebbles, marbles and more, students will organize their own relief designs.

To sign-up, complete the registration form and email it to education@kemperart.org or call 816-457-6136.

June Ahrens, Used and Worn, 1995–96; soap, stones, metal; 72 x 80 inches; Gift of June Ahrens in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013.18


Saturday, October 18

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Tuesday, October 21

11:00 a.m.–noon

Tots on Tuesdays
Kemper Museum, Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery | FREE

Come and create at the Kemper Museum this summer. Join an amazing librarian and art educator to look at artworks in the Permanent Collection, hear a story or two, and create an inspired art activity just right for little hands. Appropriate for ages 3-5.


Saturday, October 25

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Saturday, November 1

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Sunday, November 2

Ages 6–8 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ages 9–12 1:30–3:30 p.m.

ArtReach Fall 2014: Portraits in Time
Kemper Museum | Free, Registration Required

Using traditional and contemporary methods, Hung Liu’s art evokes a sense of past and present at the same time. Artist, Krystal Kuhn will lead students in creating self-portraits using paint and photography.

To sign-up, complete the registration form and email it to education@kemperart.org or call 816-457-6136.

Hung Liu, Refugee: Woman and Children, 2000; oil on canvas, 80 x 120 inches; Collection of Joan and Roger Mann


Friday, November 7

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Fall Homeschool Programs: Fine Art Fridays
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

During Fine Art Fridays, Homeschool students can come to the Museum from 1:00–2:30 p.m. on the first Friday in September, October and November and learn about one work of art on view while creating their own artwork using a variety of materials available in the Meeting Room.


Saturday, November 8

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Saturday, November 15

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Scavenger Saturdays for Families
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

Children and adults can look together at works of art in the Museum's galleries. After completing a self-guided activity, kids will receive a free take-home art project. Scavenger Saturdays take place on every third Saturday of the month.


Saturday, November 15

Ages 6–8 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ages 9–12 1:30–3:30 p.m.

ArtReach Fall 2014: Nature of the Beast
Kemper Museum | Free, Registration Required

Art educator, Kallie Lempka, will dig into the artwork of Hung Liu and facilitate a project with students incorporating painting and printmaking animal themes on wood panel.

To sign-up, complete the registration form and email it to education@kemperart.org or call 816-457-6136.

Hung Liu, September, 2001, oil on canvas; 66 x 66 inches; Collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky


Saturday, November 15

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Tuesday, November 18

11:00 a.m.–noon

Tots on Tuesdays
Kemper Museum, Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery | FREE

Come and create at the Kemper Museum this summer. Join an amazing librarian and art educator to look at artworks in the Permanent Collection, hear a story or two, and create an inspired art activity just right for little hands. Appropriate for ages 3-5.


Thursday, November 20

10:00–11:30 a.m.

Fall Homeschool Programs: Homeschool Art Sampler
Kemper Museum | FREE

Homeschool Art Sampler is a free, drop-in program. Students are encouraged to stop at three works of art and discuss the art with experienced docents. At each stop, students receive a take-home art activity inspired by the work.


Saturday, November 22

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Saturday, November 29

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Saturday, December 6

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Saturday, December 13

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Tuesday, December 16

11:00 a.m.–noon

Tots on Tuesdays
Kemper Museum, Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery | FREE

Come and create at the Kemper Museum this summer. Join an amazing librarian and art educator to look at artworks in the Permanent Collection, hear a story or two, and create an inspired art activity just right for little hands. Appropriate for ages 3-5.


Saturday, December 20

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Scavenger Saturdays for Families
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

Children and adults can look together at works of art in the Museum's galleries. After completing a self-guided activity, kids will receive a free take-home art project. Scavenger Saturdays take place on every third Saturday of the month.


Saturday, December 20

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.


Saturday, December 27

1:00–1:30 p.m.

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

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.