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2015 Kemper Gala: Bright Nights

Immerse yourself in an evening of colorful characters and beautiful views, all while helping support the programs that the Kemper Museum provides for free throughout the year. 

Closed for Thanksgiving

Kemper Museum and Café Sebastienne will be closed Thursday, November 22, 2018 in celebration of Thanksgiving. We will resume normal hours of operation Friday, November 23, 2018. 

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Gala 2018 Photos Now Available

What fun was had by all! 

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at the 2018 Gala, Body Electric: Color The Night. Ignite Your Soul. 

You can now review our favorite photos from the night by clicking here.

Feel free to download your favorites, and share them using the hashtag #kempergala.

ANGELA DUFRESNE MAKES A SCENE AT KEMPER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—September 20, 2018—Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to present Angela Dufresne: Making a Scene, a major museum exhibition comprising of more than thirty paintings and video works spanning nearly a decade, with an opening reception taking place Thursday, September 20, from 6:00–8:00 p.m. The artist will be in attendance, signing exhibition catalogues from 6:30-7:00 p.m., following a performance by the Chamber Ensemble of Heartland Men’s Chorus.

The exhibition will remain on view through January 6, 2019.

KEMPER MUSEUM HIRES NEW ASSISTANT CURATOR

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—August 28, 2018—Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is excited to be expanding the museum’s full-time curatorial team with the addition of Jade Powers, an art historian and museum educator who most recently served as the Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellow at Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri. 

KEMPER MUSEUM'S ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY RETURNS

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—July 18, 2018—Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art invites everyone to a FREE evening filled with food, fun, festivities, friends, and film—it’s the fourth annual Summer Block Party taking place on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 6:00–10:30 p.m.

KEMPER MUSEUM HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF OF CAFÉ SEBASTIENNE

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—July 5, 2018—Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to announce Chef Rick Mullins has been selected to join Tony Glamcevski, Director of Food & Beverages and Special Events, and General Manager Mickey Priolo to lead Café Sebastienne into its twenty-fifth year of service. 

Now accepting applications for Kemper Museum Executive Director

The Executive Director leads all activities required to fulfill Kemper Museum’s mission of engaging the Museum’s community locally and beyond. The Executive Director is responsible for maintaining a healthy organization, building strong partnerships to advance programs and support, and fostering a vibrant and inspiring place to visit and learn.

Meet the 2018 Kemper Teen Arts Council

Meet the new Kemper Museum Teen Arts Council! A selected group of 11 Kansas City-area teen leaders with a shared passion for the arts, the Council will work with Museum staff to develop and manage teen programs, train to be a docent, build leadership skills, participate in workshops with local artists, and plan two exhibitions for Kemper Museum, in addition to hosting area teens for a monthly "Teen Studio Saturday" and special "Teen Night" on Friday, April 13, 2018. They are:

GUILDit 2018

Taking place from 12:00–1:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at Kemper Museum, GUILDit is a FREE forum that is working to craft a stronger Kansas City art economy. Come see and hear a variety of artists present their businesses, be a part of an audience that is inspired by KC's talent, and learn as those gathered further each artist’s growth by giving businesses ideas, resources, and solutions.

Each event is followed by networking: