Due to social distancing regulations, Kemper Museum docents are offering alternatives to group tours. 

The Museum offers free online programs focused on the virtual exhibition, Elias Sime: Tightrope, as well as virtual tours of select works from the Museum’s Permanent Collection. In addition to English, tours can also be provided in Spanish, French, German, Ukrainian, or Russian. We are grateful for the highly motivated volunteers who serve as docents. The Kemper Museum Docent Program is made possible by generous support of the Family of Mary Beth Smith. 

For more information contact us at or 816-457-6137. 

Outdoor Art Talks

Outdoor Art Talks guide visitors around the Kemper Museum's extraordinary building and into conversation about the large-scale sculptures on the grounds. Highlighting stories about architecture and public art, docents encourage visitors of all ages to consider how they relate to their surroundings.

Registration is required but does not guarantee entry for these free limited-capacity tours. Tour access is granted on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive 5 minutes early and meet at the covered drive in front of the museum.

Review the tour schedule and make free reservations here.

Virtual Gallery Tour: Elias Sime

Kemper Museum's Virtual Gallery Tours are informal conversations with a trained Museum docent. Enjoy the experience with your family, or meet colleagues and friends online. The Gallery Tour of “Elias Sime: Tightrope” leads groups of two to ten people through our online gallery experience, with the warm welcome and special insight of a trained docent. 

To preview the exhibition, Elias Sime: Tightrope, before your scheduled tour, click here.

This uniquely personalized online tour is held on the Zoom videoconference platform. Your confirmation email will have the web link to your Zoom meeting. For security, the password you'll need for admission to the videoconference will come in a separate email. To ensure you have a place in the tour, please arrive on time.

To schedule your tour contact us at or 816-457-6137.

Art, Observation, and Medicine

A community partnership between Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Kansas City University, Art, Observation, and Medicine is an interactive course that utilizes the power of the visual arts and the museum setting to enhance communication, critical thinking, and observational skills among medical students.

Click here to learn more.

School Tours

During this period of social distancing, we do not offer school tours in the Museum. Online tours are available for groups of all ages! To learn more, please contact us at

The Educator's Guide provides a wide range of information about the Museum's history, operations, and art collections, with special attention to the current exhibition, Dyani White Hawk: Speaking to Relatives. Enjoy the guide's kid-friendly art activities and other educator resources! 

Educator's Guide: Dyani White Hawk: Speaking to Relatives