Event Calendar

Join us for artist talks, performances, lectures, concerts, workshops, and other creative programs for all ages.

Watch recordings of past public programs here. 

Programming is generously supported by the Jack and Karen Holland Visiting Artist Program​.


Sunday, December 11, 2022

Counting Down to the New Year with Drag Queen Story Time KC & more!

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:30–3:30 p.m.
FREE | All Ages | Registration Encouraged

Head to Kemper Museum for winter fun and festivities!

Drag Story Time + Toy Drive

Listen in as Drag Queen Story Time KC perform holiday-themed tales and bring a toy to donate to their holiday toy drive, benefitting Amethyst Place!

Gallery Games

An artful scavenger hunt will enliven the galleries of Five Years and Counting: Expanding the Permanent Collection.

Kemper Museum Shop Member Sale

Member discounts are bumped up to 25% storewide!

And a tasty treat to take away!

*while quantities last*

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Panel Discussion: Collecting Contemporary Art

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
6 p.m.
FREE | All Ages | Registration Encouraged

In conjunction with the exhibition, Five Years and Counting: Expanding the Permanent Collection, join Erin Dziedzic, director of curatorial affairs at Kemper Museum; Bill Gautreaux, collector and Kemper Museum trustee; and JoAnne Northrup, executive director and chief curator of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, for a panel discussion on collecting contemporary art.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Santa Cause Food + Toy Drive

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Noon–4 p.m.
No Registration Required

Kemper Museum will be a drop-off location for Heidmann Art Salon's annual Santa Cause Food + Toy Drive benefiting Synergy Services. Drop off new and unopened toys and non-perishible food between noon and 4 p.m. on Friday, December 16, Saturday, Decebember 17, and Sunday, December 18