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. Become a Member at the Associate level or above and you are invited to discover art and culture while traveling in style with Kemper Museum leadership staff 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.

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 July 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 kcrowe@kemperart.org or 816.457.6106 by July 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, July 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 twoods@kemperart.org or 816-457-6102.


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

Our next salon will be held at the new home and studio of Robert and Merry Quackenbush. Located in the heart of Beacon Hill with spectacular views of the downtown Kansas City skyline, this home features stunning contemporary design and showcases Robert’s art, as well as art of many local artists. The architect, Dominique Davison, founding principal of DRAW Architecture + Urban Design, will join us to discuss her design and the collaborative project


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

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

TBD, Spring 2018

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 twoods@kemperart.org or 816-457-6102.