Collectors Forum

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is excited to announce the Collectors Forum schedule for 2016. Become a Member at the Connoisseur level and you are invited to discover art and culture while traveling in style with Kemper Museum leadership staff. Join at the National Committee level and you can embark on an art excursion to Aspen, Colorado and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas! These exclusive trips showcase the best each destination offers, from art and culture to accommodations and cuisine. With each itinerary specially handcrafted by Kemper Museum, you will witness first-hand the experience of fine contemporary art through the art of fine service.

Only Museum Members at the Connoisseur or National Committee level and above, are eligible to take part in these unmatched opportunities.  

Space is limited. To inquire about memberships and reserve your place on any of the following excursions, please contact Katie Crowe, executive assistant, at kcrowe@kemperart.org or 816.457.6106

Travel Opportunities: Aspen

Collectors Forum | Aspen, Colorado


Wednesday–Saturday, July 6–9, 2016
Reservation and deposit due June 5
Four days, three nights


Itinerary Highlights

Join Kemper Museum’s Barbara O’Brien, executive director, and Erin Dziedzic, curator and head of adult programs, for a three-day art immersion in beautiful Aspen, Colorado. Visit the recently completed Aspen Art Museum; explore Anderson Ranch Arts Center; experience the Aspen Music Festival; tour amazing private collections, and much more. 

The cost of the trip is $2,800 for single occupancy and $3,900 for double occupancy and includes accommodations in the luxurious Hotel Jerome in historic downtown Aspen. Round trip airfare and certain meals are not included.

Please contact Katie Crowe, executive assistant, at 816.457.6106 or kcrowe@kemperart.org by February 24 to reserve your trip.

Commitment to participate and a non-refundable deposit of 50% are due by Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The non-refundable balance is due Friday, June 24, 2016.

Travel Opportunities: Bentonville

Collectors Forum | Bentonville, Arkansas


Friday–Saturday, October 21–22, 2016

Reservation and deposit due June 5

Overnight trip via motor coach





Itinerary Highlights

Join Kemper Museum’s Barbara O’Brien, executive director, and Erin Dziedzic, curator and head of adult programs, for an overnight excursion to Bentonville, Arkansas. This journey begins with an inspiring stop at E. Fay Jones's architectural wonder Mildred B. Cooper Chapel in Bella Vista, Arkansas. Access to unprecedented private tours of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House located on the museum grounds. 

The cost of the trip is $650 per person, and includes accommodations at 21c Museum Hotel, the luxurious art boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Bentonville.

Please contact Katie Crowe, executive assistant, at 816.457.6106 or kcrowe@kemperart.org to reserve your trip.

Commitment to participate and a non-refundable payment, in full, is due on August 1, 2016

Local Contemporary Art Salons

Join us for three 21st century salons where great company, conversation, and Café Sebastienne food and wine come together to create a memorable evening as contemporary art takes center stage! Kemper Museum is thrilled to unveil the following dates and locations of this year's Private Collection Salons.

The following opportunities are FREE and exclusively for our current Connoisseur, National Committee, and Corporate Council Members. Salon reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Union Hill home of Racheal Blackburn Cozad & Kanon Cozad

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Hallbrook Farms home of Susan & Lewis Nerman

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 5:30–7:00 p.m. 
TBD

Each Private Collection Salon's address, directions, and parking instructions will be provided upon your reservation. To reserve your place, contact Sara Hale, development coordinator, at 816-457-6102 or shale@kemperart.org