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Museum Store Sunday

On Sunday, November 25, 2018, over 1,000 Museum Stores representing all fifty states, thirteen countries, and four continents will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favorite museums and cultural institutions.  

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art will proudly be participating for the first time, launching a new program to extend visitors the opportunity to round-up their tax-free purchase amount as a gift to support the mission of Kemper Museum, and offering Museum members DOUBLE their discount storewide:

Café Sebastienne named 2018 Restaurant of the Year

Café Sebastienne has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence and voted "Restaurant of the Year" by the International Wine and Food Society (IWFS)-Kansas City Branch. 

HYPERALLERGIC Writes about Magnetic Fields Exhibition

According to the Kemper Museum, Magnetic Fields is the first museum exhibit in the US to show abstract artwork created exclusively by women of color.

Exhibition Coverage in KC Studio

21 Artists You Should Know

by Elisabeth Kirsch on June 30, 2017

Kemper Museum’s “Magnetic Fields” Exhibition Highlights Abstractions by Women Artists of Color

Paintings, sculpture and installations by some of the greatest artists you’ve never heard of are now on view at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. “Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today” is the first exhibit in the U.S. to show abstract artwork made exclusively by women artists of color.

New Kemper Museum App

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art announces a new museum app that can be downloaded to your personal cell phone or utilized as a mobile app through the Museum's free wifi. Developed in partnership with Cuseum (Boston, MA), Kemper Museum App is a new mobile app designed to offer self-guided tours of exhibitions and Kemper Museum Permanent Collection highlights that will enhance the visitor experience through the addition of video content and custom features to encourage user engagement. 

KC Magazine honors Café Sebastienne as Best Brunch in Kansas City


Christy & Bill Gautreaux: ArtNews Top 200 Collectors... again!

For the third consecutive year, Christy and Bill Gautreaux have been named one of the world's Top 200 Collectors by ARTNEWS.

The Gautreauxes continue to be among the biggest supporters and advocates for Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Bill serves on the Museum's Board of Trustees, and Christy recently served as co-chair of the 2015 Kemper Gala. The couple were also listed among the Top 200 Collectors in 2014 and 2015.

ARTNEWS posted the following story on their website:

Exhibition Reviewed by The Brooklyn Rail

Future Fossil, Other Vessel

by Anthony Hawley

A Whisper of Where it Came From

MARCH 11 – JULY 24, 2016


MARCH 15 – MAY 22, 2016

Dark Days, Bright Nights reviewed in Hyperallergic

A Survey of New Finnish Paintings Transcends Stereotypes

by Thomas Bey William Bailey on January 19, 2016

KC Star's Top Exhibits of 2015

The Kansas City Star compiles their selection of top exhibitions from 2015 with a final look back at the year of exceptional art in Kansas City. Among those museums featured is Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Two exhibitions from 2015 at Kemper Museum are highlighted:

Adam Cvijanovic: American Montage — Monumental scale paintings on Tyvek adhered to the wall created an immersive experience of landscape works that referenced the Hudson Valley School while incorporating cinematic elements that added a sense of time passing.