General Information Permanent Collection Exhibitions Get Involved Educational Programs and Events Cafe Sebastienne Museum Shop  

Visitor Services
History & Architecture
Facility Rental
Media Room
Social Media
Privacy Statement
Mission Statement

        Annual Fund
Giving Opportunities
Corporate Council
National Committee
Volunteers & Internships

Visiting Artists
For Kids and Families
For Adults
For Teachers
Kemper ARTcasts

Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu
Brunch Menu
Facility Rental
News & Event Updates

Annual Fund
Corporate Council Memberships
National Committee Memberships
Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly
Sales Policy

              View Calendar      
  For Kids and Families

A variety of free programming for children and families is offered throughout the year.


Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu
Exhibition-related Events

Scavenger Saturday
October 18, November 15, and December 20 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Ages 5–13
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. No registration necessary.

Homeschool Art Sampler
Homeschool Art Sampler will resume March 2015.

Scavenger Saturdays for Families
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., third Saturdays | Kemper Museum | Free | No Registration Required

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturdays for families. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home, art-making activity kit. No reservations are required.

  • Saturday, December 20
  • Saturday, January 17
  • Saturday, February 21
  • Saturday, March 21
  • Saturday, April 18
  • Saturday, May 16
  • Saturday, June 20

Scavenger Saturdays at the Kemper Museum are made possible with generous support from the R.A. Long Foundation.

Exhibition-related Events

Tots on Tuesday
Third Tuesday of each month: October 21, November 18,
December 16, January 20
11:00–11:30 a.m., ages 3–5
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.


ArtReach Fall 2014

As part of a collaborative project between the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Center for Child Health and Development at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Museum offers free workshops for children with and without developmental disabilities each semester.

The objective of ArtReach is to provide opportunities for self-expression and communication through the visual arts. Each hands-on workshop is designed for a particular age group and relates to specific works of art on view. Participants will learn how to work with different media and gain knowledge of elements of art while being introduced to a specific artist’s work and his or her inspiration. Students will create an original work of art based on the skills learned in the workshop.

ArtReach will resume in March 2015.

This program is made possible with the generous support of the Curry Family Foundation.


Come take part in our Fall Homeschool Programs!

Make the Kemper a part of your homeschool routine. Homeschool art programs like our monthly Homeschool Art Sampler and Fine Art First Friday are designed to serve co-op groups or individual families.

The programs consist of 1 hour and 30 minute sessions held on the morning of the third Thursday of the month or the afternoon of the first Friday.

The themes of each program change from month to month and take place in the Museum's galleries, and are designed to be an interactive experience that encourages students to examine objects and ideas through observation, discussion and activities. Programs are drop-in with no registration required.

Homeschool Art Sampler will resume March 2015.

Fine Art Fridays

Fine Art Fridays will resume March 2015.

Tour: Gallery Conversations Drop-in
1:00 p.m., Saturdays | Kemper Museum | Free | No Registration Required

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

Click here for more information about school and group tours.


Exhibition-related Programs: Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu

Art(full) Bag
The Art(full) Bag is filled with objects to support and create educational connections to the Museum's main gallery exhibition. As families view the works in Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu, they are encouraged to use the hands-on materials for a deeper understanding of the exhibition and the beauty, intention, and meaning of the works of art on view.

Art Stop!
The next time you swing by the Museum with the kids, stop by the Visitor’s Service Desk to grab an Art Stop card. Each month features two collection works and offers fun facts and guiding comparison questions to encourage learning and sharing.