Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is located just a few blocks north of Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza. The combination of art and food make the Museum a wonderful place for private events, including corporate receptions, meetings, and dinners; wedding showers and receptions; tours and luncheons; and formal parties.
Using the Kemper Museum to host a private, after-hours event is available to individuals, corporations and organizations.
For more information, including costs, or to tour the Kemper Museum event spaces, contact Betty Kindler at 816-797-1544, or bkindler(at)kemperart(dot)org.
The Kemper Museum’s Café Sebastienne will work with you to create a menu for your needs, from box lunches to five-course meals. All food, beverage, service, and rental fees are to be arranged and billed separately through Café Sebastienne. Café Sebastienne is the exclusive caterer for events at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
Capacity: 150 people (seated dinner), 200 people (reception), or 350 people (cocktail buffet)
Impress and inspire your guests when you book the Kemper Museum for your next corporate dinner, gala event, or wedding reception. The soaring architecture by Gunnar Birkerts and works from the Museum’s permanent collection make this a gorgeous venue for your special event.
Use of the Kemper Museum/Atrium for one private event is a benefit to members at higher levels. Membership will be valid for one year following the date of the initial payment.
The Museum is available for private events on Tuesday–Sunday (With the exception of Friday evenings when Café Sebastienne is committed to remaining open).
Use of the Museum for a private event may include: the atrium, courtyard, meeting room, and portions of the Café. Gallery doors may be open allowing event guests to view exhibitions during special exhibition dates. (The Museum cannot open the gallery doors during times of installation and deinstallation of exhibitions. Please inquire about exhibition dates.) The Museum Shop generally is not open during private events, but special arrangements may be made.
Capacity: 85 people (seated dinner)
The Kemper Museum’s interior courtyard is a beautiful spot for a lunch, dinner or cocktail reception and includes works from the Museum’s permanent collection.
Capacity: 88 people (theater style), 50 people (seated dinner or classroom-style meeting)
The Kemper Museum’s meeting room features original works of art by artists from around the world. It is an excellent place for presentations, group retreats, small receptions, and luncheons.
Groups may also rent the meeting room during daytime hours when the Museum is open to the public (Tuesdays–Sundays). Other events may be scheduled only from 5:00–9:00 p.m., Tuesday–Sunday, subject to availability.
The Museum’s meeting room has the following audio-visual equipment: screen, 35mm slide projectors, 16mm film projector, video projector, VCR, TV monitor, overhead projector, flipchart easel, microphone, lectern, laser pointer.
Download the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Facility Rental Brochure.
See what people are saying!
A huge thanks to you and your staff for making our wedding reception absolutely perfect! It was exactly what we wanted and everyone had a fantastic time. Many of our guests commented on how much they loved the museum. Thank you for helping us plan our big day!
- The Wilkinsons
I and the Make-A-Wish Foundation want to thank you for your generosity in helping with JoAnna's Wish. We had a great time – enjoyed the museum, food was great and everything was so nice! Thank you for making this wish so memorable.
- Vicki S.
As always, everything at Kemper Museum came off without a hitch. We heard many enthusiastic reviews of the food. The service was excellent, and the atmosphere always speaks for itself. You and your team did a fantastic job, and we all want to thank so much for your efforts. Two daughters. Two wedding receptions at The Kemper. Two fabulous affairs.
- Skip Q.
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