Museum Shop

2020 Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly

Looking at beautiful art can bring such joy, especially in uncertain times. Each April we welcome a new collection of Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly to the Shop, made available each year as a way for Museum patrons to support the exhibitions and programs of Kemper Museum.

The 2020 Studio Edition collection includes:

“Portraits of Excellence” by Frederick James Brown

Kemper Museum Shop is pleased to offer a suite of six signed Limited Edition silkscreen prints by Frederick J. Brown – Sarah Vaughan, Louis Armstrong (Portrait Playing Trumpet), Dexter Gordon, Oscar Peterson (Double Portrait), Johnny Hodges, and John Coltrane. Museum lovers will recognize Brown as the artist responsible for The History of Art, an art installation that adorns the walls of Café Sebastienne. 

Museum Store Sunday 2019

The Shop at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art will celebrating Museum Store Sunday on Sunday, December 1, from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. with everything 10% off storewide, and double discounts for members! Just in time for the holidays, enter a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate to the Museum Shop (no purchase necessary to enter), and be inspired by an ever changing selection of unique wearables, readables, toys, and collectables from across town and around the world. 

Calling all Members! Holiday Pop Up at the Museum Shop

Making plans to shop for the perfect gift this holiday season? Join us for a special "Pop Up at the Museum Shop" taking place from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019!

Participating artists will include:
Jamie Gray, Jewelry
Victoria Poeschl, Ceramics
Jane Smeltzer, Textiles
Susan Tinker, Textiles
Momoko Usami, Ceramics
Malory Ward, Jewelry
Desiree Warren, Ceramics
Manda Wylde, Jewelry


On Saturday, August 24, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art will continue the museum’s twenty-fifth anniversary celebration with our fifth annual FREE Summer Block Party, taking place from 6:00–10:30 p.m. throughout the Museum grounds.

2019 Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly

The museum is pleased to offer the 2019 Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly – Eucalyptus MacchiaMandarin Orange BasketPeriwinkle Persian, and Flamingo Macchia. These hand-blown sculptures reference some of the best-known series by Chihuly, and they are made available each year as a way for Museum visitors to support the exhibitions and programs of Kemper Museum. Place your order by December 18 for guaranteed arrival by Christmas Eve. Based on availability.

Meet Shop Artist: Anthony Pack

Combining basic wood working skills, found objects, and a quirky sense of humor, Anthony Pack tries to touch the inner child within people through his artwork.  

Most of his work is comprised of recycled materials. Found objects inspire ideas, drawing on his sense of humor to see them for what they could be, rather than limit them to their intended purpose. Nails, screws, and washers might become eyes, springs might become a mouth or neck, rusty nails get a second life as hands or feet, and painted scrap lumber becomes the body of the figure.

E(ART)h Extravaganza 2019

Join us Saturday, April 27, during the last weekend of Waiting for the UFOs for an unforgettable Earth Day-inspired event!

RSVP on Eventbrite:

Activities will include:

Flash talks at 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:15 p.m. by artist Amanda Gehin, exploring the relationships between native plants and hosts like caterpillars, bees, and butterflies. (20 minutes each)

Meet Shop Artist: Sara Kharatyan of Crown & Heart KC

A native of Kansas City, Sara Kharatyan is a certified K-12 art teacher currently in her tenth year of teaching. Inspired to create a line of affordable jewelry to complement a minimalist wardrobe, Crown & Heart is designed to be bold enough to be a statement, but simple enough to be worn every day.

Kharatyan writes:

While I love teaching, Crown & Heart was born from a desire to nurture my own artistic inclinations. The name of my shop was borrowed from my maiden name, Crownhart.

Meet Shop Artist: Jane Smeltzer

Jane Smeltzer is the designer behind the Shop’s well-loved recycled wool rosette scarves, gloves, and lapel pins. Jane's mother was a beautiful seamstress and always wanted Jane to sew. Unfortunately, she never got to see the day Jane would touch a sewing machine, but when her mom passed, Jane inherited her mother’s sewing machine and was determined to someday learn the craft. 

Smeltzer’s wild and wooly creations, made using the old sewing machine, would make her mom very happy! The fiber is 100% wool and cashmere from old sweaters.