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Thursday, October 16

Ages 5-12
10:00–11:30 a.m.

Fall Homeschool Programs: Homeschool Art Sampler – Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu
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.

Stop by the Museum on the third Thursday of October, and November for a morning of art exploration in the galleries with docent led conversations and take-home art activities. All programs will feature work by Hung Liu.
No registration necessary.


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


Saturday, October 18

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, 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.


Sunday, October 19

Film 1: Run Boy Run, 1:00–2:45 p.m.
Film 2: Rue Mandar, 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Sunday Double Feature: The Kansas City Jewish Film Festival Screenings at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kemper Museum | FREE

In partnership with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and the Kansas City Jewish Film Festival, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art hosts a double feature, Sunday, October 19 with showings of two great films “with a Jewish twist.” There will be an introduction before and brief discussion following each film.


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, October 25

2:00–2:30 p.m.

Jasmine Chinese Dance Group
Kemper Museum | Free

Come to the Museum for a special performance by the Jasmine Chinese dancers, ages four to eighteen, as they share Chinese culture through a series of eye-catching dance performances, in traditional Chinese dress. No registration necessary.
Open to families of all ages.


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.


Friday, November 7

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

Artist Talk: Hung Liu, Summoning Ghosts
Kemper Museum | FREE

California-based artist Hung Liu talks about the major themes in her work in her first comprehensive retrospective exhibition at the Kemper Museum Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu.

Mu Nu (Mother and Daughter), (detail), 1997; oil on canvas diptych, 80 x 140 inches; Collection of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Museum Purchase


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 8

Ages 6–12
2:00–3:00 p.m.

Hung Liu Artist Intergenerational Workshop*
Kemper Museum | Registration is required

Join artist Hung Liu as she leads a hands-on art workshop featuring intergenerational memory books for children and a parent or grandparent at the Museum. Participants will work closely with the artist during this very special program.

*Registration is now full.

The Heroines (Heroine Gu Yanxiu), 2012; oil on canvas, 96 x 160 inches; Collection of the Oakland Museum of California


Saturday, November 15

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, 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

Ages 5-12
10:00–11:30 a.m.

Fall Homeschool Programs: Homeschool Art Sampler – Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu
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.

Stop by the Museum on the third Thursday of October, and November for a morning of art exploration in the galleries with docent led conversations and take-home art activities. All programs will feature work by Hung Liu.
No registration necessary.


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


Friday, November 21

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

Double Visions: The Art of Collecting
Kemper Museum | FREE

Artist Matt Rich, whose works are in the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection, and owner/director of Samsøñ gallery in Boston, Camilø Álvårez, discuss their working relationship and the road to being represented in a museum collection.

Matt Rich, Double Twist, latex, acrylic and spray paint on cut paper and linen tape, 2012; 43 ½ x 73 ½ in.


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

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.