For Adults

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

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 Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón

Nkame Tours: The Artist’s Eye

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
2–3:30 p.m.
FREE

Join us for coffee followed by a tour of the exhibition, Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999). Artist and writer José Faus leads a tour of the Nkame exhibition providing insight into the connections between written and oral histories and visual art. Dual-language (English, Spanish) tour.

RSVP at Eventbrite:
https://nkame-eye.eventbrite.com

Exhibition tours connect you with the art and exhibitions on display at Kemper Museum while connecting you with curators, conservators, educators, artists, and more.

Panel Discussion: Spiritual Imprints: A Conversation on Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón, Self-Making, and Art in the Americas

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
5:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. panel
FREE

Kemper Museum presents a panel discussion inspired by the life, work, and legacy of Afro-Cuban artist Belkis Ayón. Organized and moderated by Joseph R. Hartman (UMKC), art writer and professor of Art History and Latinx Studies, this panel brings together scholars, artists, and performers engaged with the art and culture of the Caribbean and Latin American diaspora to explore issues of self-making, art, and spirituality in conjunction with the exhibition, Nkame.

Panelists:
Firelei Báez — Dominican-born, New York-based artist. Her installation, To See Beyond Its Walls, is on view through June 2018 and is part of the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection
Laura Berman — Kansas City-based artist, Professor, Printmaking Department, KCAI
Yesenia Fernandez-Selier — performer and PhD candidate in media, culture and communication at New York University

RSVP on Eventbrite:
https://nkamepanel.eventbrite.com

Nkame Tours: Curator-Led

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
2–3:30 p.m.
FREE

Join us for coffee followed by a tour of the exhibition, Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999). Erin Dziedzic, Kemper Museum director of curatorial affairs, leads a lively tour through the five sections of the exhibition, Nkame.

RSVP on Eventbrite:
https://nkamecurator.eventbrite.com

Exhibition tours connect you with the art and exhibitions on display at Kemper Museum while connecting you with curators, conservators, educators, artists, and more.

Nkame Tours: The Artist’s Eye

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
2–3:30 p.m.
FREE

Join us for coffee followed by a tour of the exhibition, Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999). Artist and KCAI printmaking professor Laura Berman leads an informative discussion focused on the printmaking technique of collography, used in the exhibition, Nkame.

RSVP on Eventbrite:
https://nkame-eye2.eventbrite.com

Exhibition tours connect you with the art and exhibitions on display at Kemper Museum, while connecting you with curators, conservators, educators, artists, and more.

Performance: Cubanisms

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
6:00 p.m.
FREE

Cubanisms is a Kansas City–based septet driven by the Cuban tres, a guitar-like instrument native to Cuba. The band presents unique and inspired arrangements featuring traditional and contemporary Cuban rhythms.

Make a night of it and book your dinner reservation at Café Sebastienne here!

RSVP on Eventbrite:
https://nkamecubanisms.eventbrite.com

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.​