Around the Museum

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. 

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:

Café Sebastienne opens for Valentine’s Day!

Book your reservation now for Wednesday, February 14, 2018 with the one that you love. Café Sebastienne will open to the public for this special evening from 5:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. 

Click here to view our 2018 Valentine's Day Menu.

Calling all Members! Pop Up at the Museum Shop

The Kemper Museum Shop is excited to host area artists for "Pop Up at the Museum Shop: Valentine's Day Edition" from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, and Sunday, February 11, 2018.

Enjoy warm Winter cocktails, mimosas, or Café Sebastienne's signature coffee, and the sweet treats of Cirque du Sucré by Natasha of Mulberry & Mott.

On Saturday, February 10, participating artists will include:
Pamela Johnson: Textiles
Evie Englezos: Ceramics
Desiree Warren: Ceramics
Wanda Wolmar: Jewelry
Angelica Sandoval: Jewelry


KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—December 21, 2017—Mickey Priolo has wasted no time, jumping right in to manage daily operations at Café Sebastienne as part of the all-star team headed up by Tony Glamcevski, Director of Food & Beverages and Special Events, and Executive Chef Remy Ayesh.

Season's Greetings from Kemper Museum

This holiday season we’d like to share with you Untitled No. 21 from The Yosemite Suite by David Hockney (b. 1937, Bradford, England). 

Hockney has produced some of the most iconic artworks of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His ambitious and multifaceted approach to art has led him to embrace a range of methods and technologies—photography, fax machines, iPhones, and photocopiers— yet his work always remains rooted in painting. 

Kemper at the Crossroads Closing

As part of the continued commitment to our mission rooted in enriching lives through the experience of contemporary art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is excited to be sharing our new strategic plan with the public in the new year. A Board-led initiative, this strategic plan advances the Museum’s goal of centralizing operations around the Museum’s main location. As a result, Kemper Museum will be leaving the Crossroads.

New 2017 Gala Video

Check out this fun new video produced for this year's exciting 2017 Kemper Gala... Havana Carnival!


KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—August 9, 2017—After a national search and a process that included consultation with culinary experts from across the region, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s Board of Trustees and Museum leadership have selected Remy Ayesh (pronounced, "reh-mee" "ash”) as the new Executive Chef of Café Sebastienne. Ayesh’s first day at Café Sebastienne was Monday, July 31.

2017 Kemper Museum Summer Block Party

2017 Kemper Summer Block Party
Saturday, August 19, 2017
6:00–10:30 p.m.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art invites everyone for a FREE evening filled with food, fun, festivities, friends, and film—when it hosts the third annual Summer Block Party on Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 6:00–10:30 p.m.