Event Calendar

Education is at the heart of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Throughout the year, Kemper Museum offers more than 60 educational programs free to the public.

The Museum hosts artist talks, performances, film and video series, lectures, concerts, workshops for aspiring artists of all ages, and other creative programs designed to both entertain and challenge.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

ArtReach: Pop Art

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Ages 6-8: 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Ages 9-12: 1:00–3:00 p.m.
FREE | Register at jthompson@kemperart.org or 816-457-6136

As part of a collaborative project between Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Center for Child Health and Development at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Museum offers free art workshops for children on the autism spectrum and their family members.

In this workshop: Starting in the 1950s, pop artists celebrated commonplace objects and people of everyday life and often chose subject matter from mass media and popular culture. In this ArtReach workshop, participants will explore the artwork of pop artists Roy Lichtenstein and James Rosenquist and will then create their own piece of pop art!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Art, Observation and Medicine

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
5:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. program
FREE | Reservations required

A special panel discussion on the discourse of art in contemporary medical education and practice. Experience observation firsthand with a trained museum docent, and hear from museum educators and Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience students and faculty participants about the course, now in its second year.

Panelists:

  • Schoen Kruse, PhD, F-NAOME, Associate Dean of Integrated Learning and Associate Professor of Pharmacology, KCUMB
  • Reid Gamble, medical student, KCUMB
  • Joy Blake-Krug, MSW, Museum Docent
  • Diane Botwin, Museum Docent
  • Mary Susan Dubinski, MSW, Museum Educator for Docents, Schools and Tours, Kemper Museum

RSVP on Eventbrite:
https://kempermuseum-art-observation-medicine.eventbrite.com

About Art, Observation and Medicine: An art museum can create a safe haven for health professionals to deepen their own relationships with one another, promote individual reflection, foster empathy, and increase appreciation for the psychosocial context of patient experience. Through this course students recognize the value of collaborative observation and team work, while discussion encourages the development of observation, interpretation, and diagnostic skills.