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Free hands-on workshops, films, lectures, and performances are scheduled throughout the year.

Exhibition-related Programs

Workshop: Paper’s Possibilities
Saturday, February 7, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Inspired by Jen Stark’s work in Piece by Piece, Kansas City–based artist Miki Baird directs a workshop exploring the possibilities of paper and other materials. A Kemper Museum docent leads a special Gallery Conversation on Stark’s work beforehand, from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Reservations required, please call 816-457-6105.

Artist Talk: Xaviera Simmons
Friday, March 13, 5:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. artist talk
New York–based artist Xaviera Simmons presents a range of her multimedia projects including one of her most recent works, Number 16 (2013), featured in a solo exhibition at the Kemper Museum in the Barbara and Paul Uhlmann Gallery.

Sunday Cinema: Piece by Piece
This three-part documentary series is presented in conjunction with the exhibition.

Sunday, February 22, 1:00 p.m.
Waste Land (Director Lucy Walker, 2010, 99 min.)
Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from Brooklyn to Brazil where he photographs an eclectic band of catadores or self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s collaboration with these inspiring individuals follows the reimagining of their lives through art.

Sunday, March 22, 1:00 p.m.
Herb & Dorothy (Director Megumi Sasaki, 2008, 87 min.)
Herb & Dorothy tells the extraordinary tale of Herb and Dorothy Vogel, a seemingly ordinary couple who filled their humble one-bedroom New York apartment with more than 4,000 works of art over a 45-year period.

Sunday, April 26, 1:00 p.m.
Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe (Director James Crump, 2007, 77 min.)
This documentary chronicles the contributions of curator Sam Wagstaff and his relationships with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and musician/poet Patti Smith.

 


Tour: Meet Me at the Museum
Every Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Kemper Museum | FREE

Meet Me at the Museum tours are offered every Saturday. Join a Kemper Museum docent for a lively discussion and tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions.
No reservations are required. Meet at the Visitor Services Desk.

  • Saturday, February 7, 14, 21, 28            
  • Saturday, March 7, 14, 21, 28            
  • Saturday, April 4, 11, 18, 25            
  • Saturday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30            
  • Saturday, June 6, 13, 20, 27            

 

Talks and Conversations
Featured artists and exhibition curators often speak at the Kemper Museum’s opening receptions for its special exhibitions. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the exhibitions' works and artists' working method.

Artist Talk: Xaviera Simmons
Friday, March 13, 5:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. artist talk
New York–based artist Xaviera Simmons presents a range of her multimedia projects including one of her most recent works, Number 16 (2013), featured in a solo exhibition at the Kemper Museum in the Barbara and Paul Uhlmann Gallery.

 

Workshops

Hands-on workshops for adults have included watercolor painting, acrylic portrait painting, monotype printing, wire sculpture, collage, mixed media, and creative writing. Led by area artists, these workshops provide creative opportunities that expand on themes and media present in Kemper Museum exhibiting artists' works. Learn to express yourself, work with new materials, and consider new processes and ideas.

Workshop: Paper’s Possibilities
Saturday, February 7, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Inspired by Jen Stark’s work in Piece by Piece, Kansas City–based artist Miki Baird directs a workshop exploring the possibilities of paper and other materials. A Kemper Museum docent leads a special Gallery Conversation on Stark’s work beforehand, from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Reservations required, please call 816-457-6105.