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.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

ArtReach: Zines

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: A zine is a self-published magazine and is all about self-expression and creativity. After exploring artwork by Megan Pobywajlo (who also makes zines) in the 2019 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition workshop participants will create their own zine!

Museum Shop Pop Up: Susan Tinker

Museum Shop
12:00–4:00 p.m.
FREE

Stop by the Shop at Kemper Museum to meet Susan Tinker and explore her painted silk scarf designs.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

"Here’s the Thing" Tours: Perspectives

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
2:00–3:00 p.m.
FREE | Reservations Required

Enjoy coffee and a casual conversation about the exhibition with Lora Vogt, curator of education at The National WWI Museum and Memorial, as she talks about monuments and their history.

RSVP on Eventbrite:
https://kempermuseum-tours-perspective.eventbrite.com

Lora Vogt is the Curator of Education at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Founded in 1926, the Museum holds the most comprehensive collection of Great War artifacts in the world and has been ranked one of the top 25 museums in the country. Under Vogt’s guidance, the Museum has consistently broken records for public program attendance, educational participations and developed internationally recognized curriculum and online exhibitions.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Fine Art Friday

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00–2:30 p.m.
FREE | Ages 6–12 | No registration required

Second Friday of Each Month
Join a Kemper Museum educator and docent for interactive experiences in the Museum’s galleries that encourage students to explore art through observation, discussion, and activities. Fine Art Friday’s activities change monthly and are inspired by artwork in the Museum’s current exhibitions. This program is intended to supplement a Homeschooling curriculum.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Holiday Pop Up at the Museum Shop

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
FREE

Making plans to shop for the perfect gift this holiday season? Join us for a special "Pop Up at the Museum Shop" with Jamie Gray (Jewelry), Victoria Poeschl (Ceramics), Jane Smeltzer (Textiles), Susan Tinker (Textiles), Momoko Usami (Ceramics), Malory Ward (Jewelry), Desiree Warren (Ceramics), and Manda Wylde (Jewelry).

Café Sebastienne will be on hand with warm and cold seasonal drinks, and Museum members will receive DOUBLE their discount storewide!

Click here for more information.

ArtReach: Hanging Collage 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: Inspired by the installation in Kemper Museum’s Atrium by Angel Otero, workshop participants will create their own hanging collage using a variety of different materials such as paint skins, fabric, and found objects.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

TOTs on Tuesday

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
10:30–11:30 a.m.
FREE | Ages 3–5 | No registration required

Third Tuesday of Each Month
Sing songs, read books, explore art, and make your own art with a Kemper Museum educator and Kansas City librarian.

Featuring a different work of art each month!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Scavenger Saturday

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

Third Saturday of Each Month
Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at Kemper Museum!

Pick up a self-guided activity at the Scavenger Saturday table in the Atrium and follow the clues to take an “ART-astic” adventure. Finish the hunt and pick up a take-home, artmaking activity kit. Scavenger Saturday activities change monthly and are inspired by artwork in the Museum’s current exhibitions. We'll see you there!

Teen Studio Saturday

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00–3:00 p.m.
FREE | Ages 13–18 | No registration required

Third Saturday of Each Month
Grab your friends and join us at Kemper Museum for Teen Studio Saturday! Explore modern and contemporary art, meet other talented teens, and experiment with materials used in visual art, fashion, slam poetry, and creative writing.

Projects and themes are created by the Kemper Teen Arts Council and change each month. All materials are provided and all teens are welcome!