For Teens

With the guidance of the Kemper Museum Teen Arts Council, Kemper Museum offers a variety of free programming created specifically for teens throughout the year.

Scroll down to learn more about the Kemper Museum Teen Arts Council and the role these talented teens play at the Museum!

Teen Night

Friday, April 13, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
6:30–9:00 p.m.

Attention all teens! Join us at Kemper Museum for an unforgettable evening of music, art-making, and food, all organized by the Kemper’s Teen Arts Council and inspired by the exhibition Nkame: A Retrospective of the Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999)

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Teen Studio Saturday

Grab your friends and join us at Kemper Museum for Teen Studio Saturday! All teens ages 13-18 are invited for a FREE drop-in art-making session on the third Saturday of each month from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Explore modern and contemporary artwork, meet other talented teens, and experiment with different materials and a wide range of art forms such as visual art, slam poetry, fashion, and creative writing.

Third Saturdays of Each Month
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00–3:00 p.m.
FREE | Ages 13–18
No registration required

Projects and themes are created by the Kemper Teen Arts Council and change each month. All materials are provided and all teens are welcome!

Kemper Teen Arts Council

The Kemper Museum Teen Arts Council is a youth development program for Kansas City-area teens, in both Kansas and Missouri. A competitively selected group of 10 to 12 14–17-year-old teen leaders with a shared passion for the arts work with Museum Education staff to develop and manage teen programs for Kemper Museum. They could, based on the evolution of the group, plan Teen Nights, participate in workshops with local artists, train to be a Teen Docent, take part in leadership building skills, and plan an end-of-program art exhibition.

The 2018 Council has been selected; the Museum is no longer accepting applications.

Contact Jessica Thompson-Lee at or 816-457-6136 with any questions or further information. 


The Kemper Museum Teen Arts Council is made possible through the generosity of Stan Bushman and Ann Canfield, Charles Helzberg and Sandra Baer. We are also grateful to the members of Kemper Museum whose support allows all of our educational programs to be always free of charge.