Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Launches New Website

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Launches New Website

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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Launches New Website and App

KANSAS CITY – July 7, 2015 – The Kemper Museum recently launched an innovative, completely new website and first-ever museum app. Available at kemperart.org, the website features a responsive design that gives users access to all site content across any device or screen size. The free app, titled The Kemper, is available for download in iTunes App Store for Apple products and the Google Play Store for Android devices. Both technologies offer richer content on the Museum and its Permanent Collection, while significantly increasing opportunities for online engagement.

The website, the Kemper Museum’s first completely new website since 2003, was built incorporating best practices for design, functionality, and user experience. Boasting a clean and welcoming design that encourages user discoverability through a revolving field of modules, the site makes it clear that the Kemper Museum experience is varied and holistic rather than a singularly linear experience. The new site additionally provides a platform to present high-quality imagery, audio, and video related to exhibitions and Permanent Collection works. A user-friendly, sortable calendar listing all Museum events and programs makes it easier than ever to track opportunities for engagement. A News page provides inside information on all things Kemper Museum. Lastly, the renowned Permanent Collection of the Kemper Museum has a home on this site that will expand and grow as the collection grows. Currently with more than 60 works online, Museum staff will be identifying and loading several additional works each month until the entire collection is online.

"The beautifully designed new website substantially expands the Kemper Museum's digital presence, making us more accessible than ever," said Barbara O’Brien, Kemper Museum executive director. "Museum visitors can now engage on multiple levels with our programs, exhibitions, collection, and other related content. I am proud that we are expanding our reach to many communities: to teachers who are planning visits with students; to families from a distance that might be challenged to visit the Kemper on a regular basis; to our regular visitors who want to see and enjoy works from the Permanent Collection, new menu items from Café Sebastienne, or purchase items from our Shop,” she added.

The website was designed by Johnny Lighting Strikes Again, an award-winning Kansas City creative company.

 

About the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Kansas City’s renowned FREE contemporary art museum, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art opened in October 1994 and draws more than 100,000 visitors each year. The Museum boasts a rapidly growing Permanent Collection that uniquely bridges modern and contemporary works of art featuring artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning, Georgia O’Keeffe, Keltie Ferris, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Richard Mosse, and Ursula von Rydingsvard. The Museum hosts special exhibitions, installations, and lectures, as well as children and families programs and workshops.

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (4420 Warwick Blvd.) is open 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Tuesday– Thursday; 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m., Friday–Saturday; and 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Sunday. Café Sebastienne serves lunch 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Tuesday–Sunday; and dinner 5:30–9:00 p.m., Friday–Saturday. The

Museum and Café are closed on Mondays and major holidays. Kemper at the Crossroads (33 W. 19th Street) is open 10:00–4:00 p.m., Wednesday–Thursday; 10:00–9:00 p.m., Friday; noon to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, and the galleries at Kemper East (200 E. 44th Street) are open 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Tuesday– Friday; 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free at all three locations.

For more information about the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, visit kemperart.org.

For high-resolution images, or media inquiries please contact: Kent Michael Smith, Director of Marketing and Communications ksmith@kemperart.org | 816-457-6132

This release is also available online at: https://www.kemperart.org/news/media-room