Kemper Gala

Kemper Gala Becomes Gala Reopening!

After being closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kemper Museum will reopen with an event like nothing you have seen before! The Gala Reopening will feature new exhibitions by Elias Sime, Joiri Minaya, Dawoud Bey, and performances by some of the area’s most exciting artists.

Safety is our main concern. Therefore guests will be assigned limited timed tickets according to the time of day you prefer to attend: morning, early afternoon, late afternoon, and evening. Then enjoy performances and cocktails outside (weather permitting). The show will be live streamed so the party continues at home!

Sponsors will pick up (or we will deliver) a Gala to Go featuring exciting food items, drinks, and surprises selected by Chef Rick Mullins of Café Sebastienne; a special dinner in January 2021; and a Private exhibition tour with the Museum’s Executive Director, Dr. Sean O’Harrow, when few people are in the Museum at a time convenient to you.

The annual Kemper Gala is the major fundraising event to help carry out the 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.

With the Museum’s earned revenue streams drastically curtailed due to the pandemic, programs and exhibitions continue only because of support from friends like you. Thank you for investing in the culture of our community in this special way.

Gala Reopening 2020 

Ions & Elements: Through the Microscope 
Saturday, October 10, 2020
10:00 a.m.—10:00 p.m.

Please contact Don Schreiner to set your entry time or any other detail: 
816-564-3097 or