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.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

ArtReach: Session Two

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Ages 6–8 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Ages 9–12 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
FREE | Ages 6–8 and 9–12 | Email reservations@kemperart.org

As part of a collaborative project between the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Center for Child Health and Development at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Museum offers free workshops for children with and without developmental disabilities each semester.

The objective of ArtReach is to provide opportunities for self-expression and communication through the visual arts. Each hands-on workshop is designed for a particular age group and relates to specific works of art on view. Participants will learn how to work with different media and gain knowledge of elements of art while being introduced to a specific artist’s work and his or her inspiration. Students will create an original work of art based on the skills learned in the workshop.

Session Two

After studying the work of Siah Armajani, students will compose a short story or play inspired by the artist’s colored pencil drawings. They will then build props and create wearable art for the characters in their stories and hold a performance in front of the inspiration artwork.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

StoneLion Puppet Theatre: Stellaluna

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
2:00–3:00 p.m.
FREE | All ages | No registration required

StoneLion Puppet Theatre: Stellaluna

This show by StoneLion Puppet Theatre is not just for the birds. We are talking Stellaluna. An amazing high flying adventure. Crash! The little bat Stellaluna is separated from her mother during a night of foraging and lands in a nest full of birds. Mama bird happily adopts her, but Stellaluna just can't change her "batty" ways. A great tale of acceptance adapted from the book by Janell Cannon.

Sunday, October 2, 2016
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
2:00-3:00 p.m.
FREE | All ages  
No registration required

Friday, October 7, 2016

Double Visions: Community Bridge Building and Special Screening of Our Divided City

Kemper Museum
5:00–6:30 p.m.
FREE | No registration required

Friday, October 7, 2016, 5:00 p.m. cash bar and film screening, 6:00 p.m. presentations and discussion

A special first-time screening of Our Divided City by Kansas City-based documentary filmmaker Michael Price. Following the screening Price will be joined by Imani Jacqueline Brown and Carl Joel Williams, founding members of Blights Out in New Orleans for presentations and discussions addressing community bridge building through their respective projects. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

ArtReach: Session Three

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Ages 9–12 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
FREE | Ages 6-8 and 9–12 | Email reservations@kemperart.org

As part of a collaborative project between the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Center for Child Health and Development at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Museum offers free workshops for children with and without developmental disabilities each semester.

The objective of ArtReach is to provide opportunities for self-expression and communication through the visual arts. Each hands-on workshop is designed for a particular age group and relates to specific works of art on view. Participants will learn how to work with different media and gain knowledge of elements of art while being introduced to a specific artist’s work and his or her inspiration. Students will create an original work of art based on the skills learned in the workshop.

Session Three

Using a variety of conventional and unconventional building materials, students will experiment creating their own bridge sculptures in the style of Siah Armajani. After crafting their models, they will test the strength of their sculptures.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

ArtReach: Session Four

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Ages 6–8 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Ages 9–12 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
FREE | Ages 6–8 and 9–12 | Email reservations@kemperart.org

As part of a collaborative project between the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Center for Child Health and Development at the University of Kansas Medical Center, the Museum offers free workshops for children with and without developmental disabilities each semester.

The objective of ArtReach is to provide opportunities for self-expression and communication through the visual arts. Each hands-on workshop is designed for a particular age group and relates to specific works of art on view. Participants will learn how to work with different media and gain knowledge of elements of art while being introduced to a specific artist’s work and his or her inspiration. Students will create an original work of art based on the skills learned in the workshop.

Session Four

Students will explore shape and form in 2D and 3D artworks featured in the exhibition Deconstructing Robert Mangold. After discussing the differences between the artworks, students will experiment with making their own flat, low relief, or sculptural works.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Performances: J. Ashley Miller (Jametatone) and Eddie Moore (Eddie Moore & The Outer Circle)

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

​Friday, October 28, 2016, beginning 7:00 p.m.

Kemper Museum presents an evening of music with 2016 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award Fellows J. Ashley Miller (Jametatone) who uses frenetic guitar playing to create improvisational works of manic and delightful lyricism, and pianist Eddie Moore (Eddie Moore & The Outer Circle), playing material from his new piece “Kings & Queens,” which blends American music and Afro influences.