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Free hands-on workshops, films, lectures, and performances are scheduled throughout the year.

Exhibition-related Programs

Performance: Octarium
Saturday, December 20 4:305:30 p.m.

Enjoy an A capella of choral music performed by Kansas City-based vocal octet Octarium in the Kemper Museum atrium. This performance was made possible through the generosity of David Earls and the Jacqueline Griswold Moore Charitable Family Trust.

Sunday Cinema
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

Sunday, December 7, 1:00 p.m. BINGAI (Director Feng Yan, 2007, 117 min.) 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.

Sunday, December 14, 1:00 p.m. Born in Beijing (Director Ma Li, 2012, 240 min.) 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.”

Sunday, December 21, 1:00 p.m. When the Bough Breaks (Director Ji Dan, 2013, 144 min.) 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.

Tour: Meet Me at the Museum
Every Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Kemper Museum | FREE

Meet Me at the Museum tours are offered every Saturday. Join a Kemper Museum docent for a lively discussion and tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions.
No reservations are required. Meet at the Visitor Services Desk.

  • Saturday, December 6, 13, 20, 27            
  • Saturday, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31            
  • Saturday, February 7, 14, 21, 28            
  • Saturday, March 7, 14, 21, 28            
  • Saturday, April 4, 11, 18, 25            


Talks and Conversations
Featured artists and exhibition curators often speak at the Kemper Museum’s opening receptions for its special exhibitions. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the exhibitions' works and artists' working method.



Hands-on workshops for adults have included watercolor painting, acrylic portrait painting, monotype printing, wire sculpture, collage, mixed media, and creative writing. Led by area artists, these workshops provide creative opportunities that expand on themes and media present in Kemper Museum exhibiting artists' works. Learn to express yourself, work with new materials, and consider new processes and ideas.