Kemper Gala

The annual Kemper Gala is the major fundraising event to help carry out a mission to enrich lives through the experience of contemporary art, ensuring our community has access to world-class exhibitions and programs for all ages and abilities, all free of charge. This is a PARTY! There are no speeches, auctions, or raffles, so as we like to say... you can leave your wallet at home!

Kemper Gala 2020 
Ions & Elements: Through the Microscope 
Saturday, October 10, 2020

Due to the pandemic, it’s quite possible that we will need to adjust our plans in order to keep everyone safe. Our committee and the staff at the Museum will be sharing more details as we get closer to the event.

Even today, as Kemper Museum is carefully making plans to reopen, an unprecedented and growing number of people are finding tangible resources provided as virtual experiences by the Museum, inspiring creativity, and impacting visitors of all ages, accessible from everywhere.

Over the past several months, staff have been building content for the Museum’s website and smartphone app, and have launched a series of engaging new social media campaigns to celebrate the artists and works in the Permanent Collection. New programs send free art materials to those who register, in conjunction with a virtual event to explore the thematic issues presented. One series called Virtual Playdates has been viewed more than 43,000 times!

With the Museum’s earned revenue streams drastically curtailed due to the pandemic, this programming continues only because of support from friends like you.