Collectors Forum

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is excited to announce the Collectors Forum schedule for 2017. 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 Savannah, Georgia! This exclusive trip showcases the very best the 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 Kemper Museum staff at 816-753-5784.

Travel Opportunity: Savannah, Georgia

Collectors Forum | Savannah, Georgia

Thursday–Sunday, November 9–12, 2017
Reservation and deposit due June 1
Four days, three nights

Itinerary Highlights

Join Kemper Museum Collectors Forum for an unforgettable trip to Savannah, Georgia this fall. Enjoy exclusive visits to major contemporary art museums and galleries, dining at the low country’s most celebrated restaurants, and experience the warmth and beauty of this timeless southern city with a palpable 21st-century buzz.

Collectors Forum travel opportunities offer superior planning, a custom-designed itinerary, and impeccable attention for eligible Members. Not only will you travel with an intimate group of people who share your passion for contemporary art, you will have the finest interpretive guides who are experts in their fields. To reserve your place on this year’s exciting excursion to Savannah, Georgia, contact Katie Crowe, executive assistant, at or 816.457.6106 by June 1, 2017.

The cost of the trip is $2,500 for single occupancy and $3,800 for double occupancy and includes accommodations in the luxurious Marshall House in historic downtown Savannah. Round trip airfare and some meals are not included.

Commitment to participate and a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 are due on Thursday, June 1, 2017. The non-refundable balance is due Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

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!

The following opportunities are FREE and exclusively for our current Connoisseur and National Committee level Members. Salon reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited. To reserve your place, contact Teresa Woods, development coordinator, at or 816-457-6102.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Home of Christine & Sandy Kemper

The inaugural Salon will be hosted by Christine & Sandy Kemper at their farm in eastern Kansas City, Missouri, where they and their four children collect not only contemporary art, but also horses, sheep, and other animals. A limited number of members may park at Kemper Museum and ride a shuttle. Please indicate when you RSVP if you are interested in reserving spots on the shuttle. For those driving themselves, directions and parking instructions will be provided closer to the event date.

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming Salons. Look for additional information regarding these locations to follow soon. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Home of Merry & Robert Quackenbush

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Home of Sharon & John Hoffman

Each Private Collection Salon's address, directions, and parking instructions will be provided upon your reservation. To reserve your place at any of these events, please contact Teresa Woods, development coordinator, at or 816-457-6102.