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Saturday, March 21

Ages 5-13
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.

Discover something new about art at the Kemper Museum. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure.



Saturday, March 21

Ages 6–8, 11:00a.m.–12:30p.m.

Ages 9–12, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

ArtReach Spring 2015: Outside the Box
Kemper Museum | Registration is required

The art of Susanne Kuhn will be discussed and compared to other interesting works in the Museum. Students will create works combining geometric lines with figural forms using colored tape, patterned paper, and art markers.


Saturday, March 21

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, March 22

1:00 p.m.

Sunday Cinema: Piece by Piece — Herb & Dorothy (Director Megumi Sasaki, 2008, 87 min.)
Kemper Museum | Free

Herb & Dorothy tells the extraordinary tale of Herb and Dorothy Vogel, a seemingly ordinary couple who filled their humble one-bedroom New York apartment with more than 4,000 works of art over a 45-year period.


Saturday, March 28

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.


Friday, April 3

Ages 5–12
1:00–3:00 p.m.

Fine Art Friday: Art & Tour for Homeschool Students
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

Join us for hands-on art making inspired by works of art in the exhibition Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, followed by a docent-guided tour. Fine Art Friday for homeschoolers is designed to be an interactive experience that encourages students to examine objects and ideas through observation, discussion and activities. Drop-in. No registration necessary.


Saturday, April 4

Ages 6–8, 11:00a.m.–12:30p.m.

Ages 9–12, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

ArtReach Spring 2015: Scenic Views
Kemper Museum | Registration is required

The work of Mickalene Thomas will be revealed and considered from the exhibition Piece by Piece: Building a Collection. Students will create layered landscape compositions with rhinestones, fabrics, and magazine clippings.


Saturday, April 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.


Saturday, April 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.


Sunday, April 12

Ages 6–8, 11:00a.m.–12:30p.m.

Ages 9–12, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

ArtReach Spring 2015: Color Wash
Kemper Museum | Registration is required

The work of Jen Stark will be explored from the exhibition, Piece by Piece: Building a Collection. Students will create overlapping gradations of color using paint sticks on canvas paper.


Saturday, April 18

Ages 5-13
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.

Discover something new about art at the Kemper Museum. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure.



Saturday, April 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.


Sunday, April 19

2:00–3:00 p.m.

Reading Reptile Stories & Art
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

The Reading Reptile has been a purveyor and promoter of children’s books in Kansas City for over 25 years and has brought children and books together, emphasizing the joy and importance of reading. Join us for a fun family story-time and art-making activity celebrating the modern children’s book as a vital and evolving art form in American culture. Drop-in. No registration necessary. Open to all ages.


Tuesday, April 21

Ages 3-5
11:00 a.m.–noon

Tots on Tuesday
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

Story-time, songs, art inspired conversation, and hands-on art making led by a librarian and museum educator.



Saturday, April 25

Ages 6–8, 11:00a.m.–12:30p.m.

Ages 9–12, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

ArtReach Spring 2015: Comic Collage
Kemper Museum | Registration is required

The prints of Ed Blackburn will be compared and contrasted to other artworks in the Museum. Students will create comic-style designs using pen and ink on illustration board.


Saturday, April 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.


Sunday, April 26

1:00 p.m.

Sunday Cinema: Piece by Piece — Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe
(Director James Crump, 2007, 77 min.)

Kemper Museum | Free

This documentary chronicles the contributions of curator Sam Wagstaff and his relationships with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and musician/poet Patti Smith.


Friday, May 1

Ages 5–12
1:00–3:00 p.m.

Fine Art Friday: Art & Tour for Homeschool Students
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

Join us for hands-on art making inspired by works of art in the exhibition Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, followed by a docent-guided tour. Fine Art Friday for homeschoolers is designed to be an interactive experience that encourages students to examine objects and ideas through observation, discussion and activities. Drop-in. No registration necessary.


Saturday, May 2

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, May 3

Ages 6–8, 11:00a.m.–12:30p.m.

Ages 9–12, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

ArtReach Spring 2015: Walk in the Park
Kemper Museum | Registration is required

The work of Lois Dodd will be introduced and explored. Students will create a plein-air painting with acrylics and canvas.


Saturday, May 9

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.


Friday, May 15

5:00–7:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. cash bar
6:00 p.m. artist talking

Opening and Artist Talk: Adam Cvijanovic
Kemper Museum | Free

Brooklyn-based artist Adam Cvijanovic discusses nineteenth- and twentieth-century visual art, architecture, and cinematic themes present in his paintings and installations. Also enjoy live improvisational electronica music by Kansas City-based Mnemosyne Quartet, responding to themes in American Montage in the atrium and docent guides in the exhibition throughout the evening.


Saturday, May 16

All ages
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Scavenger Saturdays for Families
Kemper Museum | Free, 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. Drop-in; no registration necessary.



Saturday, May 16

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, May 19

Ages 3-5
11:00 a.m.–noon

Tots on Tuesday
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

Story-time, songs, art inspired conversation, and hands-on art making led by a librarian and museum educator.



Friday, May 22

5:00–7:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. cash bar
6:00 p.m. artist talking

Artist Talk: June Ahrens
Kemper Museum | Free

Artist June Ahrens is a sculptor whose wall installation Used and Worn is featured in the Kemper Museum’s Depth and Meaning exhibition. Her sculpture Still Standing is also part of the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection. This elegy to 9/11 is a poignant continuation of Ahrens’s sculptures that breathe new life into everyday materials.


Saturday, May 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, May 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.


Friday, June 5

Ages 6–12
11:00 a.m.–noon

First Friday Family Fun Tour
Kemper Museum | Free, no registration necessary

Discover outdoor art on the Kemper Museum grounds this summer! Guided by an experienced docent, children and families will learn about the sculptures on view outside the Museum and leave with a fun art activity to experiment with at home.
Drop-in; no registration necessary.


Sunday, June 7

1:00 p.m.

Sunday Cinema: American Montage — Buster Keaton Shorts
Kemper Museum | Free

One Week (1920, 25 min.), The Frozen North (1922, 17 min.), The Electric House (1922, 23 min.)

A pioneer in writing, acting, and directing in the silent film era, Buster Keaton’s short films are a major inspiration for Cvijanovic’s paintings. As important as D. W. Griffith as a film pioneer and inventor of cinematic language, Keaton injected his pictures with spaces that reflected the pathos of American life.

This three-part Sunday Cinema series, curated by artist Adam Cvijanovic, is presented in conjunction with his exhibition American Montage. These films represent major influences on both American film and the artist’s contemporary art practice.


Friday, June 12

5:00 p.m.

Curator-led tour: American Montage
Kemper Museum | Free

Join Kemper Museum Curator and Head of Adult Programs Erin Dziedzic in the Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery for a curator-led tour of Adam Cvijanovic: American Montage.


Tuesday, June 16

Ages 3–5
11:00 a.m.–noon

Tots on Tuesday: Alfresco Art Adventures!
Kemper Museum | Free, no registration necessary

We’re taking our artsy adventures outside this summer with stories, songs, and art making inspired by outdoor sculpture on the Kemper Museum grounds. Drop-in; no registration necessary.