Tours

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 tours@kemperart.org or 816-457-6137. 


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 tours@kemperart.org 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 tours@kemperart.org

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

Field Trip Reimbursement Program

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art invites schools to take part in the Museum’s Field Trip Reimbursement Program. Kemper Museum provides funds to cover transportation costs for school groups to and from the Museum. Middle and high schools can request funds to reimburse costs for substitute teachers needed during field trip hours. The purpose of this program is to engage students in a discussion about contemporary art at the Museum and to make connections between art of today and their everyday lives. For more information about the program, and to request funds, please refer to the Group Tour Registration Form

Kemper Museum gratefully acknowledges financial assistance for the Field Trip Reimbursement Program, provided in part by The Sullivan Family Foundation and Jo Ann and William Sullivan.