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, May 25, 2019

ArtReach: Spider Books

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: Louise Bourgeois was well-known for her large bronze spider sculptures, one of which we have displayed outside in front of Kemper Museum! After exploring this sculpture and reading the book about Bourgeois’ life, Cloth Lullaby, workshop participants will write and illustrate a book about a spider!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Lexicon Tours: Artist's Eye

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
2:00-3:00 p.m.
FREE | Reservations required

Enjoy coffee and a tour of the exhibition with Kansas City architect Bryan Gross, who will discuss the signature design of Kemper Museum by world-renowned architect, Gunnar Birkerts, and his personal experience working on the project. 

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Bryan Gross brings over thirty years of architectural experience and a steady passion for excellence to all of his design projects. Often operating as both the project manager and the lead designer, Gross focuses on guiding the client team, the in-house design team, and the consultant team through the complexity of the design process in a manner that insures great design. 

Gross earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design and Architecture degrees from the University of Kansas and Graduate Diploma from the Architectural Association in London, England. He is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited designer with an interest in designing high performance, sustainable buildings, and has been in the forefront of Helix’s initiatives in the areas of higher education and sustainable design.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Café Sebastienne Music Series

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
5:00–7:00 p.m.
No Registration Required

Taking place weekly at Kemper Museum's Café Sebastienne, stop in for live music curated by the musical talent of Kansas City! 

Curating this inaugural session of the Café Sebastienne Music Series is Hermon Mehari, taking the opportunity to feature drummer-led ensembles. Join us from 5:00–7:00 p.m. each Thursday night (unless otherwise noted), with limited seating table service and cash bar offerings in the Atrium of Kemper Museum.

May 9: Brad Williams

For a full schedule of featured musicians visit https://www.kemperart.org/music-series.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Kemper Museum Trivia Night

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
6:00-8:30 p.m.
FREE | Reservations required

Kemper Museum hosts trivia night on all things art and pop culture with KC poet and MC Glenn North. A complimentary taco bar and two beverage tickets will be provided to each in attendance, courtesy of Café Sebastienne. 

This Kemper Museum Trivia night looks back to 1994, the year Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art opened to the public. The quiz will cover art, music, and movies from 1994. This nine-round trivia night will include quotes, Kansas City history, and mystery questions to test your 90s knowledge and beyond – with the final round a random knowledge showdown!

Register your team by emailing Jade Powers at jpowers@kemperart.org with your team name and number of participants (3-6). The team with the best name and most spirit will win a prize, in addition to the team which answers the most questions right. Space is limited.