For Adults

Artist talks, special tours, hands-on workshops, lectures, and performances are scheduled throughout the year, many in conjunction with exhibitions on display.

Programming is generously supported by the Jack and Karen Holland Visiting Artist Program.

Please note: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, Missouri) is temporarily closed to support Kansas City’s effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to learn more.

October 2020

Talk & Tour: Perspectives

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
2:00–3:00 p.m.
FREE | Reservations required

Farhan Karim, associate professor of architecture and design at the University of Kansas, contextualizes Sime’s work within the architectural tradition of Ethiopia. 

Farhan Karim is an associate professor in the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Kansas, and the current president of the Society of Architectural and Urban Historians Asia (SAUHA). He worked as an architect, interior designer, and furniture designer in Bangladesh, USA and Australia, and is the author of, Of Greater Dignity than Riches: Austerity and Housing Design in India (2019). 

This talk & tour will also be available via Zoom. Click here if you would like to register to attend this event virtually and a link will be provided.


With the Creative Action Initiative (CAI), Kemper Museum convenes diverse Kansas City civic leaders to respond to community needs and desires using contemporary art, with the Museum as their platform. The 2020-2021 CAI cohort invites you to participate in this year's CAI event: #creativeactionKC.

The public is invited to post artworks about civic engagement and voting to social media, with the #creativeactionkc hashtag. In addition to the social media event, you can submit works via email for CAI’s virtual tour of #creativeactionkc. Email submissions become part of the virtual tour on the Kemper Museum app, available from the home page at 


Google Arts & Culture

Did you know you can learn more about Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art on Google Arts & Culture? Bringing together collections, stories, and 360-degree tours from institutions around the world, including over a dozen Kansas City cultural attractions.

Click here to view Kemper Museum content.

Click here to learn more about the special focus on Kansas City.

Kemper Museum App

Our Kemper Museum app features self-guiding tours of special exhibitions and Kemper Museum's outdoor sculptures. Each tour contains a variety of original content, including videos with artists, high-quality images, and informative content about each work.

Available for download from the Apple Store (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch), and as a web app for any other device, including desktop viewing.

Click here to access the app.