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 The Outwin: American Portraiture Today

Artist Talk: Dean Mitchell

Friday, December 8, 2017
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
5:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. artist talk

Tampa, Florida–based Kemper Museum Permanent Collection artist and 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition artist Dean Mitchell joins us for an evening of exploring his portraits, which capture the spirit and essence of African American life.

This event is taking place as part of the Charlotte Street Foundation's 20th Anniverary Year Celebration, Every Street is Charlotte Street, a collaboration with Kemper Museum and other partners across Kansas City.

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Small Business Saturday: Pop Up at the Museum Shop

Saturday, November 25, 2017
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Shop
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
free admission | discounted shopping for members!

Put Kemper Museum on your list of places to go to this Small Business Saturday to support local artists as you shop for that perfect gift! 

The Kemper Museum Shop will be hosting a pop up shop featuring area artists Pam Johnson, Debbie Barrett-Jones, Desiree Warren, Jane Smeltzer, Julie Hansen, and Kansas City Ceramicist Evie Englezos of Sweet Destructor. Enjoy cider (hot or cold), mimosas, or Café Sebastienne's signature coffee, and the sweet treats of Cirque du Sucré by Natasha of Mulberry & Mott.

Fully stocked with unique jewelry, home gifts, paper goods, and books – as well as new collections from Kansas City artists – Museum members enjoy a Shop discount year-round, but will have their discount DOUBLED on all purchases during Small Business Saturday. Not a member yet? Join now or on-site at the event to keep the Museum free for everyone. Spread the word!

Drop-In Gallery Tours

Every Saturday from 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Kemper Museum | FREE

Drop-in Gallery Tours are 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.​