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

Exhibition-related Programs

Kemper Museum Sweet Summer Block Party
Saturday, August 30 | 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us Saturday, August 30, for the Kemper Museum Sweet Summer Block Party.

Visit the Kemper Museum’s current exhibitions, Conversations: Marking 20 Years and Kanas City artist Jarrett Mellenbruch’s Float on the grounds of the Museum, sweet and salty treats, and an outdoor screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

At the Kansas City Art Institute’s Stern Building, ceramics department faculty and students provide special viewings of the Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection, and student demonstrations of ceramic working methods will be ongoing from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Parking will be available one block north of the Museum at the intersection of Warwick Boulevard and E 44th Street.

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. with outdoor music provided by 90.9 The Bridge

• Kemper Museum galleries remain open late, with docent-led tours of the Conversations: Marking 20 Years exhibition at 7:15 p.m and 7:45 p.m.
• Sweet summer treats like gourmet popcorn and cotton candy
• Cash bar serving beer, wine, soda, and water
• Face painting with images inspired by works from the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection
• Children’s activity
• The Stern Building next door at the Kansas City Art Institute open for viewings and demos

8:30 p.m.

• Outdoor screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) on the grounds of the Kemper Museum

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, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30            
  • Saturday, September 6, 13, 20, 27            
  • Saturday, October 4, 11, 18, 25            
  • Saturday, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29            
  • Saturday, December 6, 13, 20, 27            


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.