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. 

KEMPER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART NAMED TO THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS HALL OF FAME 2019

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to announce that we have been inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame from The Knot, a leading wedding planning brand and app. Exceptional wedding professionals who have earned four or more of The Knot Best of Weddings awards are inducted into the prestigious The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art names Sean O’Harrow as Executive Director

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI––January 11, 2019––After an extensive search, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art has named Sean O’Harrow as its next Executive Director.  

Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers)

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI––January 10, 2019––Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to present Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers) with an opening reception taking place Thursday, January 24, from 6:00–8:00 p.m., kicking-off Kemper Museum’s twenty-fifth anniversary year. Raise a glass with the artist, with complimentary beer and wine provided by Café Sebastienne and cocktails thanks to Tom’s Town Distilling Co. of Kansas City.

Kemper Museum 2019 Docent Training

Do you have a passion for art and volunteering?

Enjoy working with people of all different ages and backgrounds?

Share your love of art and become a Kemper Museum Docent!

Stop by our Community Info Session to learn more:
When:  Wednesday, January 16 | 5:30–7:00 p.m. 
Where:  Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art 

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. 

Click here for museum locations and hours.

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.