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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.

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You make an impact with a gift to Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

As you reflect on the many requests from worthy causes this time of year, I ask you to take a moment to visualize the impact a gift to Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art will have.

Last year, nearly 100,000 visitors experienced:

  • Nationally-recognized exhibitions and docent-led tours—free of charge
  • Artist talks, workshops, and film screenings—free of charge
  • Education & outreach for metro-wide students, teachers, families—free of charge, with transportation reimbursement for schools

Notice a pattern? 

Your gift means everyone can continue engaging with the art and artists of our time free of charge—including you! 

Find the level that’s right for you, and know that your donation makes a difference. Please click to donate your thoughtful and generous gift today. 

Kemper Museum inspires creativity, lifts spirits, and sparks conversation and imagination. As we enter our 25th Anniversary year as a cultural and civic jewel of Kansas City, it’s thanks to support from people like you that great things are happening.

Gratefully yours,

Mary Kemper Wolf
Chair of the Board of Trustees

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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