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Generous contributions of all sizes help keep the Museum FREE for all visitors.

At Kemper Museum there is no charge for admission, parking, special exhibitions, or programs. Your donation underwrites these expenses and inspires many thousands with contemporary art each year.

Donate what you want!


Become a Twenty-fifth Anniversary Visionary

You can enrich lives through the experience of contemporary art with a gift today in honor of Kemper Museum’s momentous twenty-fifth anniversary. Not only will you help ensure free access to exhibitions for people of all ages and abilities, last year numbering nearly 75,000 people, but you will make possible free programming that last year served nearly 13,000 people.

In return, you will be recognized in the Museum as a Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Visionary. A special presentation of names will be installed in time for the October 2 anniversary date of the Museum’s opening. You may choose to list your own name, or you may honor someone else as a tribute (email with your instructions). Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Visionaries of $5,000+ will be included on a permanent plaque that will be dedicated in May of 2020.

Please respond by Monday, September 16 to be honored as a Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Visionary in the Museum in time for the October 2 anniversary!

You make it happen

Kemper Museum’s incredible free world-class art exhibitions and educational programming would not be possible without the support of people like you. From one dollar to $1,000 every gift matters. Perhaps you were inspired by one of the Museum’s 21 varieties of educational programs including Artist Talks, workshops, or lectures – or your children enjoyed the wide variety of thought-provoking programs, such as Camp Kemper or Scavenger Saturdays. The Museum presents more than 800 free programs for adult, intergenerational, and youth audiences annually. Now you can help us continue our mission with a donation in the amount of your choice.

Each year, over 5,600 school children experience docent-led tours, including over 3,500 students from 50+ area schools whose school received reimbursement for the cost of their transportation to and from the Museum. Another 2,200+ children and family members participated in storytelling in the galleries, camps, workshops, a collaborative program for children with and without special needs, and/or a homeschool program. More than 6,300 adults attend artist talks, panel discussions, music performances, tours, and workshops.

At Kemper Museum, there is no charge for admission, special exhibitions, or public programming – even our parking is free! By making a donation today, you will ensure that one of Kansas City’s only entirely free cultural institutions will continue to welcome nearly 100,000 visitors annually.

Our mission has never been more important as Kemper Museum builds on a legacy of cultural and civic engagement. Your 100% tax-deductible gift to Kemper Museum makes this possible. Thank you, in advance, for your contribution to the Annual Fund.

If you would like to give at another level, please contact us at 816-457-6102.

Donor-Advised Fund Contributions

Do you have a donor-advised fund (DAF)? If so, you can use DAF Direct to recommend grants to Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF's sponsoring organization is participating). Thank you for your kind support!

For more information, please contact Don Schreiner, director of advancement, at 816-457-6128 or

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