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Friday, July 25

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

Conversations: Interpreting Milestones
Kemper Museum | FREE

Join Doran Cart, senior curator at the National World War I Museum, and Barbara O’Brien, executive director of the Kemper Museum, for a lively conversation that touches upon commemorative milestones at both museums.


Saturday, July 26

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, August 1

11:00–11:30 a.m.

Fine Art Friday: Family Tours
Kemper Museum | Free

Stop by for a free family-friendly tour with an experienced gallery guide for an opportunity to reflect upon, discuss, and learn more about art and artists. A take-home art activity will be provided at the end of each tour.


Saturday, August 2

noon–3:00 p.m.

Art for All! Family Day Event
Kemper Museum | Free

Docent tours, hands-on art making, take-home activities, and collaborative experiences will be offered throughout the afternoon in conjunction with Accessible Arts of Kansas City. All programming will include adaptations and strategies to ensure accessible settings and inclusive experiences for all.


Saturday, August 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.


Saturday, August 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, August 15

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

Bud Shark of Shark’s Ink Talks Working with Artists, Residencies, and Collecting
Kemper Museum | Free

Bud Shark, master printer and owner of Shark’s Ink, discusses his work with several artists from the Kemper Museum’s Collection and the art and insight of print collecting.


Saturday, August 16

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, August 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, August 19

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, 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

7:00–11:00 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


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

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, 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.