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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

10:00–11:00 a.m.

Chinese Brush Painting
Kemper Museum | Registration is required

Teaching artist Valda Hsu will demonstrate the connection between Chinese characters and painting with a Chinese brush while creating an environment that introduces students to the Chinese language and culture. Registration is required at reservations@kemperart.org Space is limited.

Untitled (Boy with Winter Hat In Winter), 1972–75; charcoal on paper, 12 x 8 inches; Collection of Hung Liu and Jeff Kelley


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.


Sunday, December 7

1:00 p.m.

Sunday Cinema: BINGAI (Director Feng Yan, 2007, 117 min.)
Kemper Museum | Free

Internationally renowned Chinese-born American artist Hung Liu curated a special Sunday Cinema series presented at the Kemper Museum featuring documentaries by celebrated Chinese women documentary filmmakers.

Award winning documentary filmmaker Feng Yan tells the story of Zhang Bing Ai’s six-year legal battle with the Chinese government in which she fought for the rights of farmers whose livelihood would be destroyed by the Three Gorges Dam construction project.


Friday, December 12

5:00 p.m. Cash Bar
6:00 p.m. Artist Talk

Double Visions: Women in the Arts
Kemper Museum | FREE

Inspired by themes of representations of women in Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu, this Double Visions lecture series focuses on advocacy for women in the arts. Arzie Umali, assistant director of the UMKC Women’s Center presents “The Power of Gender,” an examination of the status of women in the arts. Don Lambert, who discovered and promoted the work of Elizabeth Layton, will speak about the trajectory and importance of “Grandma Layton’s” career.


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.


Sunday, December 14

1:00 p.m.

Sunday Cinema: Born in Beijing (Director Ma Li, 2012, 240 min.)
Kemper Museum | Free

Internationally renowned Chinese-born American artist Hung Liu curated a special Sunday Cinema series presented at the Kemper Museum featuring documentaries by celebrated Chinese women documentary filmmakers.

Independent filmmaker Ma Li’s documentary about the lives and struggles of the homeless in China’s capital over the course of many years takes its title from the name of the lead character, “Jing Sheng,”meaning “Born in Beijing.”


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

Ages 5-13
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Scavenger Saturdays for Families – Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu
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 featuring artwork by Hung Liu.


September 2001, (detail), 2001; oil on canvas, 66 x 66 inches; Collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky


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 20

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Performance: Octarium
Kemper Museum | Free, No Registration Required

Enjoy an A capella of choral music performed by Kansas City-based vocal octet Octarium in the Kemper Museum atrium.


Sunday, December 21

1:00 p.m.

Sunday Cinema: When the Bough Breaks (Director Ji Dan, 2013, 144 min.)
Kemper Museum | Free

Internationally renowned Chinese-born American artist Hung Liu curated a special Sunday Cinema series presented at the Kemper Museum featuring documentaries by celebrated Chinese women documentary filmmakers.

This documentary by filmmaker Ji Dan tells the story of two teenage girls from a migrant family on the outskirts of Beijing who struggle to earn money to pay for their brother’s schooling with little help from their troubled and eccentric parents.


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.


Saturday, January 3

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, January 10

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, January 17

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, January 17

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, January 20

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, January 24

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, January 31

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, February 7

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, February 14

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, February 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, February 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.


Saturday, February 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.


Saturday, March 7

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, March 14

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, 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

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, 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.