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​.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Workshop: Geometry

Kemper Museum
6:30–8:30 p.m.
FREE | Registration required

As safety permits, Lawrence, KS-based artist, Mona Cliff will lead a limited-capacity artist workshop in conjunction with Speaking to Relatives. The evening will feature gallery games, accompanied by conversation about the exhibition and a creative signature cocktail by Café Sebastienne, inspired by abstract works of art. The event will comply with Kemper Museum’s Missouri ArtSafe certified safety requirements including limited registration numbers and a mask requirement.

Image credit: Dyani White Hawk (Sičáŋǧu Lakota, born 1976), Seeing 2011, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches, Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Soininen, El Paso, Texas. © Dyani White Hawk, Courtesy of the artist and Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Guided Meditation Series

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

In this virtual event hosted on Zoom with Sat Inder K. Khalsa of KC Kundalini Yoga, participants will be guided through meditation, qigong, breathing instruction, and sound healing. No experience necessary.

A Conversation with Dyani White Hawk & Carmen Hermo

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

Join Artist Dyani White Hawk and Curator Carmen Hermo for a virtual discussion about the exhibition, Dyani White Hawk: Speaking to Relatives

Dyani White Hawk is a Minneapolis-based artist who works across cultures in a variety of media to expand notions of abstraction within art history and bring attention to Native contemporary culture. 

Carmen Hermo is the associate curator for Elizabeth A. Sackler Center For Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Her essay in the exhibition's catalogue, Dyani White Hawk: Accumulating Collective Power, explores feminism and collective care in White Hawk’s work. Registration is required. 

"Dyani White Hawk: Speaking to Relatives" Closing Reception with the Artist

Kemper Museum
4–6 p.m.
FREE | All Ages | Registration required

Join us during Speaking to Relatives' final week at Kemper Museum to celebrate the exhibition and meet the artist. Galleries will be open with safety precautions, including a mask requirement, and a small reception will take place outdoors. Capacity is limited and advanced registration is required. 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

TOTs on Tuesday

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

TOTs on Tuesday is now virtual! Sing songs, read books, explore art, and make your own art with a Kemper Museum educator and a Kansas City librarian. Register by May 11 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.)