Memberships

Kemper Museum members help keep the museum free for all visitors. Admission, parking*, special exhibitions, or programs are always free. Your membership underwrites these expenses and inspires many thousands with contemporary art each year. 

Members also enjoy benefits including invitations to special events and discounts in the museum shop and Café Sebastienne. Learn more about member benefits and levels below.

*Parking is available only when the museum is open during regular business hours.


Kemper Membership Levels and Benefits

For more information about membership, contact Gayle Hathorne, development coordinator, at 816-457-6102 or ghathorne@kemperart.org.

All Members Enjoy

  • Supporting free access to contemporary art
  • Priority invitations for special exhibition openings
  • Monthly e-newsletters & special communications
  • 20% savings in the Kemper Museum Shop and Café Sebastienne (excluding special events)

Solo - $75.00

  • Membership card and benefits for one person
  • One exclusive member tote

Household - $150.00

  • Membership for all members living at the same address (two cards)
  • Reciprocal membership privileges at 800+ museums through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) program
  • One exclusive member tote

Friend - $300.00

HOUSEHOLD level benefits, plus:

  • Membership privileges in elite modern and contemporary art museums nationwide, including the Aspen Art Museum;  Contemporary Arts Center, Cinncinati; the Des Moines Art Center; DIA Art Foundation, Beacon, NY; El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, and more through the Modern & Contemporary Reciprocal Membership (ModCo) program

Advocate - $500.00

($425 tax deductible)

FRIEND level benefits, plus:

  • Membership in Collectors Forum, including exclusive invitations to attend Private Collection Salons as well as occasional travel opportunities with museum leadership.

National Committee Patron - $1,000.00

($839 tax deductible)

ADVOCATE level benefits, plus:

  • Invitations for two to the annual National Committee Celebration which includes a special dinner
  • One Kemper Museum Catalogue
  • Prominent placement on the donor recognition wall at the museum for one full year beginning in March following the year of your gift before December 31

National Committee Special Contributor - $3,000.00

($2,839 deductible)

PATRON level benefits, plus:

  • Use of one space within the museum for one four-hour private event with planning support provided by the museum’s special event coordinator

National Committee Sustainer - $5,000.00

($4,839 deductible)

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR level benefits, plus:

  • Recognition as a Sustaining Sponsor for an upcoming exhibition of your choice, you will be prominently recognized on the entrance wall of the exhibition and webpage
  • Use of the entire museum for one four-hour private event with planning support provided by the museum’s special event coordinator

Call 816-753-5784 for details.

National Committee Premiere Benefactor - $10,000.00

($9,839 tax deductible)

  • Prominent recognition as a Premiere Exhibition Sponsor for one upcoming exhibition of your choice on the exhibition entrance wall and webpage
  • A private walk through of the sponsored exhibition with the director for up to ten people
  • Other benefits as determined to meet your recognition and marketing interests

Call 816-753-5784 for details.

Lead Sponsor - $25,000.00

($24,539 tax deductible)

  • Prominent recognition as a Lead Exhibition Sponsor for one upcoming exhibition of your choice on the exhibition entrance wall and webpage
  • Lunch with the director and a private walk through of the sponsored exhibition for up to ten people
  • Other benefits as determined to meet your recognition and marketing interests

Call 816-753-5784 for details.