Around the Museum

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Wins The Knot Best of Weddings 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, we did it! Kemper of Museum of Contemporary Art is proudly taking home another Best of Weddings award from the premier wedding information site, The Knot! We are so proud of our commitment to our craft and supplying our museum space and professional event planners to not only our couples but our corporate clients and clients throwing parties “just because!”

Become a Docent

SHARE YOUR LOVE OF ART 

As an integral part of the Museum’s educational program, volunteer docents lead interactive tours for groups of all ages. Docents provide visitors an opportunity to reflect upon, discuss, and even question the meaning of an artwork, creating a lasting relationship with modern & contemporary art. 

WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT? 

Hermon Mehari "BLEU" Sneak Preview Performance

Friday, September 16, 2016: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting Hermon Mehari "Bleu" Sneak Preview Performance.

Free admission.
Doors at 7:00 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m.

Kemper Gala 2016 Promotional Video

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art would like to extend a special "thank you" to The Sandbox Agency (formerly Two West) for their gracious direction and production of this promotional video. Additional thanks is given to Make Digital Group for their consultation and content development on all aspects of Kemper Gala marketing.

The Mary Beth Smith Docent Program

Mary Beth Smith joined the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s Docent program in 2006, becoming a valued long-term volunteer, and a favorite guide among Museum visitors of all ages. Her generosity of spirit and enthusiasm for modern and contemporary art and the Kemper Museum led to a desire to honor her memory. As a result, the Scott and Mary Beth Smith family will graciously sponsor the Museum’s Docent Program for the next three years.

Kemper Summer Block Party Is Back!

2016 Kemper Summer Block Party
Saturday, August 20, 2016 
6:00–11:00 p.m.

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111

Join us for an evening full of food, fun, festivities, friends, and film!

Museum Shop Artist: Kent Stetson

Born on a horse farm, Kent learned fundamentals of leather craft from his mother, and metal craft from his father who is a blacksmith.  At Brown University, Kent focused in on new media and arts—where different digital technologies were applied to create art that merged traditional and cutting edge techniques.  He believes, "...that a great handbag can engage people in the same way as art."  Be sure to view his newly released video, below.

Paul Uhlmann, Jr. (1920-2016)

Rarely in the life of an institution does an individual make a profound and indelible mark on both its history and future.  Such was the case with Paul Uhlmann, Jr., and his relationship to Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Throughout his life, Paul earned a remarkable reputation as a respected Kansas City business, civic, and cultural leader. His passing on March 30, 2016, provides cause to reflect on his legacy and impact at Kemper Museum.

New Additions to the Online Permanent Collection

“Focus on Photography”
We are excited to reveal this month’s new additions to our Online Permanent Collection. 

February’s edition highlights some of the amazing photography artwork in our Permanent Collection. Each of the artist’s works are now on display digitally for the first time.

Take a look at the works of art that were added this month featuring: Lynn Davis, Todd Hido, Mike Sinclair, Jamie Warren, and Cindy Sherman.  

Holiday Hours 2015

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art 2015 holiday hours are as follows:

December 24, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
December 25, CLOSED

December 31, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
January 1, 2016 CLOSED

All other days will follow regular hours.
Tues–Wed 10–4
Thurs–Fri 10–9
Sat–Sun 10–4
Mon closed