Groups of ten or more may schedule free docent-led (guided) tours of Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection and special exhibitions.

Tour reservations must be made two weeks in advance of the visit date. Maximum capacity is 60 people per one-hour tour. Self-guided groups are strongly encouraged to make group tour reservations in advance, as well.

To book a group tour reservation, please fill-out our Group Tour Registration Form. For more information contact us at or 816-457-6137.

Drop-In Gallery Tours

Every Saturday from 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Kemper Museum | FREE

Drop-in Gallery Tours are offered every Saturday. Join a Kemper Museum docent for a lively discussion and tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. These tours serve as our only "drop in" opportunity to have a guided tour each week.

No reservations are required. Meet at the Visitor Services Desk.​

School Tours

Preschool through university educators may schedule free school tours of Kemper Museum. The objective of the Kemper Museum school tour program is to engage students in discussion about modern and contemporary art and how it relates to students’ education and lives. With advance input from classroom and art teachers, tour content can be tailored to the groups’ needs. Thematic content, interdisciplinary curriculum connections, vocabulary words, etc., can be integrated into guided tours. One chaperone for every ten students is required.

To book a group tour reservation, please fill-out our Group Tour Registration Form. For more information contact us at or 816-457-6137.

Click on the PDF provided below to review pre-tour materials for Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999), and consider sharing our "Visiting an Art Museum" presentation with your students before visiting Kemper Museum.

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 The Sullivan Family Foundation and Jo Ann and William Sullivan.

We are grateful for the highly-motivated volunteers who serve as Docents. The Docent Program is made possible by generous support of the Family of Mary Beth Smith.