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.

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


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

TOTs on Tuesday

Kemper Museum
10:30–11:30 a.m.
FREE | Ages 3–5 | Registration required

TOTs on Tuesday is back at the museum (with safety precautions) for the summer! Sing songs, read books, explore art, and make your own art with a Kemper Museum educator and Kansas City librarian. Each TOTs on Tuesday session will be held outdoors. 

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Outdoor Art Talk

Kemper Museum
10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m.
FREE | All Ages | Registration required

Outdoor Art Talks guide visitors around the Kemper Museum's extraordinary building and into conversation about the large-scale sculptures on the grounds. Highlighting stories about architecture and public art, docents encourage visitors of all ages to consider how they relate to their surroundings.

Registration is required but does not guarantee entry for these limited-capacity tours. Tour access is granted on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive 5 minutes early and meet at the covered drive in front of the museum.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Pulse Topology Opening

Kemper Museum
6–8 p.m.
FREE | All Ages | Registration required

Be the first to experience a new special exhibition, Pulse Topology by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Demonstrating how technology can intimately connect individuals and community, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s immersive site-specific installation Pulse Topology reads visitor’s pulses to illuminate our collective presence as a canopy of thousands of light bulbs.
Raise a glass to celebrate the exhibition at the outdoor bar and enjoy music from DJ Brobot.

Advanced registration is required. Please review COVID-19 safety precautions including a mask requirement here.

Virtual Artist Talk with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

At Home | Zoom
4 p.m. CST
FREE | All Ages | Registration required

Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Mexican-Canadian, born 1967) presents on the work in Kemper Museum’s Pulse Topology exhibition and major themes throughout his career. Lozano-Hemmer is an internationally recognized media artist working at the intersection of architecture, technology, and performance. In his work, Lozano-Hemmer creates platforms for public participation and explores themes of agency, human connection, and civic engagement. Based in Montreal, Canada, where he earned a B.Sc. in Physical Chemistry from Concordia University, Lozano-Hemmer now directs Antimodular Research studio. He was the first artist to represent Mexico at the Venice Biennale in 2007, and has had solo exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C., MUAC Museum in Mexico City, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. His work is in many respected collections including MoMA, Guggenheim, Museo del Barrio in New York, the Tate and Science Museum in London, CIFO in Miami, Jumex and MUAC in Mexico City, SFMOMA in San Francisco and others. Lozano-Hemmer was recently appointed to the board of directors for New York’s Public Art Fund and was given the Governor General's award in Canada.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Outdoor Art Talk

Kemper Museum
10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m.
FREE | All Ages | Registration required

Outdoor Art Talks guide visitors around the Kemper Museum's extraordinary building and into conversation about the large-scale sculptures on the grounds. Highlighting stories about architecture and public art, docents encourage visitors of all ages to consider how they relate to their surroundings.

Registration is required but does not guarantee entry for these limited-capacity tours. Tour access is granted on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive 5 minutes early and meet at the covered drive in front of the museum.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Virtual Summer Camp Kemper: S.T.E.A.M.

At Home | Zoom
10 a.m.–12 p.m. each day (virtual)
FREE | Ages 6–12 | Registration required

Camp Kemper is a three-day art camp for kids ages 6–12. Inspired by the exhibition Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse Topology, an interactive site-specific installation that detects and uses viewers’ heart rates, this is a special virtual S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) themed camp! Camp sessions will take place entirely on Zoom, and all art materials will be shipped to participants at no cost.
 

This camp has reached capacity.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Gallery Talk and Tour with Curator Erin Dziedzic

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

Erin Dziedzic, director of curatorial affairs, who curated this exhibition leads a tour of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse Topology and answers questions about the process of planning the exhibition and working with the artist as he developed the installation.

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

These hybrid programs will accommodate a limited number of visitors onsite and will be broadcast live on Zoom and YouTube. 

Register for the limited capacity in-person event below. 

Virtual Talk and Tour with Curator Erin Dziedzic

At Home | Zoom
2–3 p.m. CST (virtual)
FREE | All Ages | Registration required

Erin Dziedzic, director of curatorial affairs, who curated this exhibition leads a tour of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse Topology and answers questions about the process of planning the exhibition and working with the artist as he developed the installation.

Kemper Museum’s Talk and Tour series invites participants to enjoy casual conversations with curators, educators, artists, designers, and others who offer insight into their work and its connection to the exhibition. These hybrid programs will accommodate a limited number of visitors onsite and will be broadcast live on Zoom and YouTube.

Register for the virtual event below.