Event Calendar

Education is at the heart of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Throughout the year the Kemper Museum offers more than 60 educational programs free to the public. The Museum hosts performances, film and video series, lectures, concerts, children’s workshops, and other creative programs designed to both entertain and challenge.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Curator-led Tour with Erin Dziedzic

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4:00–5:00 p.m.
FREE | No registration required

Visit the exhibition Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder with curator Erin Dziedzic for a lively and informative discussion of Kansas City’s influence on the artist’s bridges and highlights of Armajani’s more-than five decades of bridge making.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Music at the Museum: Cubanisms

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
6:00 p.m–7:30 p.m.
FREE | All ages | No registration required

Friday, December 16, 6:00 p.m. cash bar and performance

Michael McClintock’s Cubanisms is the only authentic Cuban septet in Kansas City. Showcasing the native Cuban tres, a guitar-like instrument, Cubanisms joins together some of the best musicians in the Midwest to bring the culture, dance, and festive music of Cuba to life. 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Family Day: Annual Open Studio inspired by Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder

Kemper Museum
1:00–3:00 p.m.
FREE | All ages | No registration required

The artworks in Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder all feature the same subject—bridges. However, the artworks are very different. They are two-dimensional and three-dimensional. They feature mixed media collage, colored pencil, balsa wood, and text. Come discover ways you can explore one subject in art with a variety of materials and think about what bridges mean to you: how do they connect people? How do they help you travel? Why are they important for a city, community, or country? Do bridges always have to be tangible?

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00-3:00 p.m.
FREE | All ages 
No registration required