Scavenger Saturday's Fresh New Look
Scavenger Saturday has a new look, and with that comes fun new art activities for the whole family! Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturdays for families. Children with adults may pick up a fun self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-tastic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home, art-making activity kit.
Meet Devin Rumley, the Kemper Museum's new Museum Educator
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art would like to welcome Devin Rumley to the Museum as our new Museum Educator, School and Family. Devin has experience as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher, as well as working with the Kemper Museum as a Family Programs Educator. Devin has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, and is working toward two Masters degrees in arts education and administration—at UMKC and Harvard University. To introduce Devin to the kids and families of Kansas City and beyond, we sat down with her for a brief conversation. Please join us in welcoming Devin to the Museum!
New Additions to the Online Permanent Collection
New Hours at Kemper at the Crossroads
Beginning July 1, 2015, the Kemper at the Crossroads and Kemper East are extending each location's hours of operation in a response to the growing positive demand from the public. The new hours will be:
Kemper at the Crossroads
33 W. 19th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Wednesday—Thursday: 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m.
Saturday: noon—4:00 p.m.
200 E. 44th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Surprise artist talk by exhibition artist Andrew Erdos
Some opportunities are planned, while others may take you by surprise... both often abound at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. This past Wednesday was no exception. New York-based artist Andrew Erdos (pictured above) visited the Kemper Museum to see Piece by Piece: Building a Collection, an exhibition that featured one of his amazing works.
No Boundaries 2015 Teen Art Initiative
INITIATIVE OVERVIEW AND STUDENTS
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s No Boundaries Teen Art Initiative brings together elite, motivated students from the Kansas City community to EXPLORE, CREATE, and COLLABORATE. Participants will have the opportunity to:
Explore multiple art genres and mediums (all supplies provided).
Expand creative concepts
Practice the art of presentation and constructive critiques.
Learn from and work with visiting artists from the Kemper Museum exhibitions. Be mentored by three distinguished artist-educators.
Boys and Girls Club visits
All children, regardless of their circumstances, will have a shot at a bright, successful future right here in Kansas City. The long-term goal of the Clubs’ programs is to ensure members have the skills they need to graduate high school and pursue college, vocational training, or a career.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America worked with the Search Institute to identify five key elements that lead our youth down a path to success: