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, August 17, 2017

Teen Night at the Kemper

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
5:00–6:30 p.m.
FREE | Open to all teenagers | No Registration Required

Discover how you can become involved at the Kemper Museum while exploring your creative side! We are inviting all interested teenagers to come tour the exhibition Magnetic Fields, listen to music, enjoy some snacks, make some art, and learn how to make a difference at the Museum and in your community.  

Friday, August 18, 2017

Artist Talk: Firelei Báez

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

5:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. artist talk

Dominican-born, New York–based artist Firelei Báez discusses her newly commissioned atrium project at the Kemper Museum and her interest in themes of anthropology, science fiction, black female subjectivity, and women’s work.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Scavenger Saturday

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
FREE | All ages
 | No registration required

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturday for families. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home, art-making activity kit. No reservations are required.

Scavenger Saturday at the Kemper Museum are made possible with generous support from the R.A. Long Foundation.

Third Saturdays
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
FREE | All ages
No registration required

Kemper Museum Annual Block Party

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
6–10:30 p.m.
FREE | All Ages

Kemper Museum’s third annual block party features music, food trucks, exhibition tours, family activities, a Museum Shop trunk show, and an outdoor movie to close the evening. Kansas City Art Institute offers tours of their ceramic and sculpture facilities.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Reflections: The Artists of Magnetic Fields presented by Erin Dziedzic

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
5:00–6:30 p.m.
FREE | Members Only | RSVP to Teresa Woods: twoods@kemperart.org

MEMBERS ONLY

Join co-curator Erin Dziedzic for in-depth sessions, each focused on five artists in Magnetic Fields

Four unique sessions, 5:00–6:30 p.m.

Session I: Thursday, June 1 
Session II: Thursday, July 27
Session III: Thursday, August 24
Session IV: Thursday, September 7

RSVP to Teresa Woods: twoods@kemperart.org

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Workshop: Archiving for Artists

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00–3:00 p.m.
FREE | RSVP to reservations@kemperart.org, Subject: Archive; space is limited to 30

Presenters Marilyn Carbonell, Head, Library Services, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and founder of the Kansas City Artists’ File Initiative, and Janet Simpson, Executive Director, the Kansas City Artists Coalition will cover the basics to start a dynamic archive as unique as each artist and lead into brief one-on-one consultations.

RSVP to reservations@kemperart.org, space is limited to 30.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Double Visions: Abstraction and the African Diaspora

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
5:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. program
FREE | No registration required

5:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. program

Licia E. Clifton-James, Professor of Art History, UMKC, and Adrienne Walker Hoard, Professor of Fine Art and Black Studies, UMKC, discuss their respective study, scholarship, and artistic practices that focus on the African diaspora in modern and contemporary art. Both are advisors to the Magnetic Fields exhibition.