Gallery Tours Are Back!

Three days a week, join a volunteer docent in a participatory conversation about what's on view. Two weeks advance registration required. 


School Tours

The Museum currently has put gallery tours for school groups on hold. We continually find new ways to bring art to students, including limited online engagement programs for schools. We encourage teachers to contact to discuss how the Museum might serve students and their families. 

Programs for Professionals

Interested in art-based programs for your professional team? Please reach out to us at to discuss Kemper Museum’s professional programs. Kemper Museum works with area partners to build professional programs that support interpersonal communication and observation skills among people in a range of careers. The Museum experience provides a safe ground for teams to develop skills which directly affect their professional success. These specialized programs take place in the galleries as well as online!

Kansas City University Partnership

Our partnership with Kansas City University demonstrates the power of art in reaching the communication and observation needs of diverse professionals. Through our partnership with KCU, our docents have assisted in the evolution of a successful course for training medical professionals. Since 2018, Kemper Museum’s volunteers have helped KCU Medical School to implement its accredited course for first year Medical Students. The museum provides aesthetic consultation and trained docent expertise for KCU’s innovative class, now called, “Collaborative Care through Art and Observation” (CCAO).

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.

Special Thanks

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is grateful for the highly motivated volunteers who serve as docents and facilitate professional programs. The Kemper Museum Docent Program is made possible by generous support of the Family of Mary Beth Smith.