National Committee Celebration

National Committee Celebration 2019 brings together a visionary group of the Museum’s most generous patrons as our guests. This group is important for so many reasons, but crucially, your philanthropic support accounts for more than two-thirds of the Museum’s operating budget. 

National Committee Celebration programming is made possible in part by an endowment that honors William D. Sullivan. 

Celebration Details

National Committee Celebration
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420 Warwick Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri

5:00 p.m. 
Business Meeting in the Meeting Room Gallery

6:00 p.m.
During cocktails enjoy a preview of the exhibition Lexicon: The Language of Gesture in 25 Years at Kemper Museum in the Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery

6:30 p.m.
Comments in the Atrium from Kemper Museum's newly appointed Executive Director Sean O'Harrow before dinner service

8:30 p.m.

This event is free for eligible members at $1,000+ and invited guests. RSVP by May 3, or to check your membership status, please contact Don Schreiner, director of advancement, 816-457-6128 or

About Sean O'Harrow 
Born in Paris, France, and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, Sean O’Harrow is the new Executive Director of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. An expert in British and American art and architecture, he previously served as the director of the Honolulu Museum of Art, the University of Iowa Museum of Art, and the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa; and has served as a member of the Iowa Arts Council Board of Directors. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University and a BA from Harvard University, both in Art History.