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.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Guided Meditation Series (July)

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
7:00–8:00 p.m.
FREE | Reservations required

A special series hosted inside Kemper Museum galleries with Laura Frank of Inner Space Yoga, participants will be guided through meditation, qigong, breathing instruction, and sound healing. Some blankets and mats will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat and small cushion, if possible. No experience necessary. Space is limited.

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Kansas City Songwriter Series: Mikal Shapiro

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
5:00–7:00 p.m.
FREE | Cash bar | No registration required

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

The Kansas City Songwriter Series, curated by Kansas City Trumpeter Hermon Mehari, features select songwriters who vary in genre and will perform in the formation of their choosing. Playing original music, whether its neatly polished old material or new unfinished works, each week will be a different musical experience you won't want to miss!

This week: Mikal Shapiro

Friday, July 26, 2019

Performance: Amber Underwood Project

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

Jazz flutist, educator, band director, and vocalist Amber Underwood is a native of Kansas City and has been entertaining and performing music since the age of 8. Her musical journey began on the piano and soon after she started playing classical flute. While in college, Wood discovered Jazz and became intrigued with the art form inspired by musical influences like Bobbi Humphrey, Hubert Laws, Frank Wess, Herbie Mann, and Nestor Torres and found a love for the art form.

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Amber Wood graduated from Wichita State University at the age of 20 with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, and by 23 she completed a Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Music Business from the University of Missouri–Kansas City Conservatory. She earned a second Master’s degree in Education and Teaching Music from Pittsburgh State University. 

In 2014 the Amber Underwood Project was formed with the mission to showcase the rich tones of the flute with a modern and fresh take on smooth jazz and R&B sounds. Wood lives and works in Kansas City.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Spider Reveal Party

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
12:00-3:00 p.m.
FREE | All ages | Reservations required

Artist Louise Bourgeois viewed spiders as fierce, fragile, elegant, patient, hard-working, and clever. As part of the exhibition, Lexicon: The Language of Gesture in 25 years at Kemper Museum, the baby spider sculpture, Spider I, by Louise Bourgeois is finally back on view at Kemper Museum. Come celebrate the return of this special sculpture at a party with spider-inspired art activities, books, spider-selfies, and a scavenger hunt!

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