Collectors Forum

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is excited to host three Private Collection Salons each year, free exclusively for current Connoisseur ($500) and National Committee ($1,000+) level members. Join us for a memorable evening where great company, conversation, and Café Sebastienne prepared food & wine selections come together as contemporary art takes center stage! 

Salon reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited. Each Private Collection Salon's address, directions, and parking instructions will be provided upon your reservation. 

Questions? Call Teresa Woods, development coordinator, at 816-457-6102 or email

2018 Inaugural Salon

The inaugural 2018 Salon will be hosted by Scott Francis and Susan Gordon, in their mid-century modern home designed by William S. Beckett of Los Angeles.

Scott and Susan’s art collection contains works from antiquity to contemporary. Built in 1953, the home has been restored to its original luster including interior paint colors and wood finishes.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Home of Scott Francis & Susan Gordon

Please reserve your place by noon, Wednesday, June 6, by contacting Teresa Woods, development coordinator, at 816-457-6102 or email