For Adults

Free hands-on workshops, films, lectures, and performances are scheduled throughout the year. The Museum strives to represent artists and visitors of diverse genders, nationalities, artistic influences, media, and ethnicity. Admission is always free and the Museum is fully accessible in order to warmly welcome visitors with special needs. Groups of ten or more may schedule free docent-led guided tours of the Kemper Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions, to see more information visit the Museum's Tours page.

Programs in Conjunction with Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder

Curator-led Tour with Erin Dziedzic

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4:00–5:00 p.m.
FREE | No registration required

Visit the exhibition Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder with curator Erin Dziedzic for a lively and informative discussion of Kansas City’s influence on the artist’s bridges and highlights of Armajani’s more-than five decades of bridge making.

Music at the Museum: Cubanisms

Friday, December 16, 2016
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
6:00 p.m–7:30 p.m.
FREE | All ages | No registration required

Friday, December 16, 6:00 p.m. cash bar and performance

Michael McClintock’s Cubanisms is the only authentic Cuban septet in Kansas City. Showcasing the native Cuban tres, a guitar-like instrument, Cubanisms joins together some of the best musicians in the Midwest to bring the culture, dance, and festive music of Cuba to life. 

Audio Tours

To hear insight from the artists themselves, an exhibition audio tour is available inside the Kemper Museum app. Download the app via iTunes or the Android marketplace to hear the artists speak about selected works.

Tour: Gallery Conversations

Every Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Kemper Museum | FREE

The Gallery Conversations tour is offered every Saturday. Join a Kemper Museum docent for a lively discussion and tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. These tours serve as our only "drop in" opportunity to have a guided tour each week.

No reservations are required. Meet at the Visitor Services Desk.​

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. Visit the Museum's Talks page for more information.


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.