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 Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection and special exhibitions; to see more information visit the Museum's Tours page.


Please note: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, Missouri) will be temporarily closed beginning Saturday, March 14, to support Kansas City’s effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, all public programs and activities through Friday, April 24 are canceled or rescheduled. Please continue to watch the Museum website for more information.

In Conjunction with Summer Wheat: Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Guided Meditation Series (April)

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
7:00-8:00 p.m.
FREE | Reservations Required

A special series hosted inside Kemper Museum galleries with Sat Inder K. Khalsa of KC Kundalini Yoga, participants will be guided through meditation, qigong, breathing instruction, and sound healing. Some blankets will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat and small cushion, if possible. No experience necessary. Space is limited.

RSVP on Eventbrite:
https://kempermuseum-guidedmeditation-april.eventbrite.com

Workshop: An Intuitive Night

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
6:00–8:00 p.m.
FREE | Reservations Required

It’s time for a special evening of metal pressed artmaking, gallery games, tarot card readings with Laura Pensar of Moth & Candle, and a signature cocktail created by Café Sebastienne—all inspired by intuitive perception and ancient imagery informing Summer Wheat’s work in the exhibition, Blood, Sweat, and Tears. Space is limited.

RSVP on Eventbrite:
https://kempermuseum-workshop-intuitivenight.eventbrite.com

Laura Pensar is a Kansas City-based Tarot card reader and designer. She received her master’s degree in printmaking from UMKC and has since turned her artistic focus to designing playing cards and Tarot decks. An intuitive reader, she has been studying Tarot and working with the cards since she was twelve years old. Her readings help illuminate the available pathways before you and empower you to make the choices you need to make. Pensar’s art combines ritual with new experiences to support self-awareness and growth. Her days are spent drawing, studying the history and art of Tarot and cartomancy, taking photos, traveling, and practicing yoga. She continues to make Kansas City home base, with her partner and two children in a house by the creek where the sidewalk ends.

Guided Meditation Series (May)

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
7:00–8:00 p.m.
FREE | Reservations Required

A special series hosted inside Kemper Museum galleries with Sat Inder K. Khalsa of KC Kundalini Yoga, participants will be guided through meditation, qigong, breathing instruction, and sound healing. Some blankets will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat and small cushion, if possible. No experience necessary. Space is limited.

RSVP on Eventbrite:
https://kempermuseum-guidedmeditation-may.eventbrite.com

Summer 2020

Kemper Museum Annual Block Party

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
6:00–10:30 p.m.
FREE | All Ages

Kemper Museum’s sixth annual block party features live music, food trucks, exhibition tours, family activities, and a Museum Shop trunk show featuring local artists.

Celebrate the debut of the Museum’s newest year-long installation by Dominican-American artist Joiri Minaya, and enjoy an outdoor movie on the Museum lawn to close the evening.

 

Drop-In Gallery Tours

Every Saturday from 1:00–2:00 p.m.
FREE | All ages

A casual opportunity for visitors to engage with artwork through informative conversations with Museum docents. Ask questions about the artwork on view and enjoy informative and lively dialogue.

No reservations required, just "drop in" and learn something new!