For Teens

A variety of free programming created specifically for teens is offered throughout the year.

Beginning in 2018, the Kemper Museum Teen Arts Council will work with Museum Education staff to develop and manage teen programs for Kemper Museum – scroll down to read more about this new program and download application materials!

Deadline to apply: December 27 


Teen Workshop with Angelica Sandoval

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM CST
FREE | Ages 13–18

Ages 13–18, FREE!

Artist Angelica Sandoval leads a teen workshop inspired by The Outwin: American Portraiture Today. Participants will create artwork that explores identity while adding to the ongoing discussion of race, gender, and community. Space limited to 15. All materials provided.

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Teen Arts Council

The Teen Arts Council at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art 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 olds will work with Museum Education staff to develop and manage teen programs for Kemper Museum. They could, based on the evolution of the group, train to be a Teen Docent, take part in leadership building skills, and learn teamwork, communication, and critical thinking skills. The teens will plan an end-of-program art exhibition that will build on their interests and ideas. 

The Teen Arts Council will meet twice a month from January 2018 to August 2018. Each meeting will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and will take place at the Kemper Museum located at 4420 Warwick Boulevard. Each member is responsible for their own transportation to and from the meetings. Kemper Museum Teen Arts Council members will also be required to attend and manage any teen programs they develop such as a Teen Night. Teens will receive a stipend of $100/month.

We are currently accepting applications. To be eligible for the Kemper Museum Teen Arts Council, you must be between the ages of 14 to 17 when the Teen Arts Council begins in January 2018. Applicants will take part in a group interview, and 10 to 12 teens will be chosen. 

Click here to download application materials. Applications are due by December 27, 2017.

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.