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 on 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 Exectuive 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 Gayle Hathorne, development coordinator, at 816-457-6102 or

About Sean O'Harrow 
Born in Paris, France, and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, Sean O’Harrow is the new Executive Director of the 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 also 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.