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, lectures, concerts, workshops for aspiring artists of all ages, and other creative programs designed to both entertain and challenge.

Watch recordings of past public programs here. 

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


Thursday, December 2, 2021

GALLERY Guided Meditation

Kemper Museum
7–8 p.m.
FREE | All Ages | Registration required

Participants will be guided through meditation, qigong, breathing instruction, and sound healing in the Contemporary Art and the Missouri Bicentennial galleries. No experience necessary and classes vary.

For the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff members, this public program will require proof of vaccination or negative PCR test result. Please be prepared to show a photo ID as well as one of the following:

  • Your vaccination card
  • A photo of your vaccination card
  • Your digital vaccine record from third-party apps
  • Negative PCR test result dated within 72 hours of the event

Please note that by registering for this event you agree to receive email communications from Kemper Museum. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Image: Installation view, Contemporary Art and the Missouri Bicentennial, September 16, 2021–February 20, 2022, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo: E. G. Schempf, 2021.

VIRTUAL Guided Meditation

At Home | Zoom
7–8 p.m. CST
FREE | All Ages | Registration required

Participants will be guided through meditation, qigong, breathing instruction, and sound healing in the Contemporary Art and the Missouri Bicentennial galleries. No experience necessary and classes vary.

For the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff members, this public program will require proof of vaccination or negative PCR test result. Please be prepared to show a photo ID as well as one of the following:

  • Your vaccination card
  • A photo of your vaccination card
  • Your digital vaccine record from third-party apps
  • Negative PCR test result dated within 72 hours of the event

Please note that by registering for this event you agree to receive email communications from Kemper Museum. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Image: Installation view, Contemporary Art and the Missouri Bicentennial, September 16, 2021–February 20, 2022, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo: E. G. Schempf, 2021.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Pulse of the Holidays

Kemper Museum
11 a.m.–2 p.m.
FREE | All Ages | Registration Required

Experience live holiday music inside the Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse Topology exhibition performedby the Altos Only trio (Seyko Groves, Dana Mitchell, and Paula Saunders Lewis), and enjoy art-making activities for all ages, docent-led tours of the exhibition, Contemporary Art and the Missouri Bicentennial, and take-home treats.

Special thanks to our programming, community partner, 2 The MAAXE Audio and Visual Services

 

Image: Installation view, "Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse Topology," June 25, 2021–January 2, 2022, Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo: E. G. Schempf, 2021.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Artist's Eye Talk & Tour

Kemper Museum
2–3 p.m.
FREE | All Ages | Registration required

Join local artist Steve Snell as he discusses the role of the Missouri River within his practice.

Steve Snell wants adventure, or at least the image of one. He has floated a cardboard replica of Lewis and Clark's keelboat on the Missouri River and found Alec Baldwin while hiking through the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. Snell's work engages American history, mythology, and the image of the Western landscape. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Tallgrass National Preserve in Kansas, the Teton ArtLab in Wyoming, and along the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska and British Columbia, which was sponsored by the National Parks Service and Parks Canada. Steve is also an avid paddler, spending time each summer exploring local local rivers and paintins watercolors. His work is represented by Weinberger Fine Art in Kansas City, Missouri and has been shown in galleries and film festivals throughout the country. Snell earned his MFA in Studio Art fro m the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2011 as well as a BFA in Painting and BS in Art Education from Miami Univeristy in 2006. He is currently an associate professor of art at the Kansas City Art Institute.

This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Contemporary Art and the Missouri Bicentennial.

Kemper Museum’s Talk and Tour series invites participants to enjoy casual conversations with curators, educators, artists, designers, and others offering insight into their work and its connection to the exhibition.

Installation view, Contemporary Art and the Missouri Bicentennial, September 16, 2021–February 20, 2022, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo: E. G. Schempf, 2021.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

TOTs on Tuesday

At Home | Zoom
10:30–11:30 a.m. (virtual)
FREE | Ages 3–5 | Registration required

TOTs on Tuesday is back online for the fall and winter. Sing songs, read books, explore art, and make your own art with a Kemper Museum educator and Kansas City librarian. Register by November 30 to receive by mail all the art materials necessary for this FREE event, along with the Zoom link to participate! (We'll follow up by email to confirm your address; please note: at this time, we can only mail packages to addresses in the United States.)