Virtual Exploration

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art continues to enrich lives through the experience of contemporary art, wherever you are, even if you cannot visit the museum itself. These new and expanded offerings can be enjoyed on the go or from the comfort of your home, whether you are just around the corner or elsewhere around the world!

We hope you have a wonderful visit!

Virtual Playdates

While Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is temporarily closed to support Kansas City’s effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), there are simple ways to create art with items found around your home! Explore these fun short videos for a step-by-step tutorial of an art project inspired by a work of art from Kemper Museum's Permanent Collection. 

Click here to access the series.

Google Arts & Culture: Elias Sime

Click here to view the "Elias Sime: Tightrope" Google Arts & Culture online experience.

About Google Arts & Culture: the collections of more than 1,800 museums are at your fingertips thanks to this immersive way to explore art, history, and the wonders of the world. The Google Arts & Culture app is free and available online for iOS and Android.

Google Arts & Culture

Did you know you can learn more about Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art on Google Arts & Culture? Bringing together collections, stories, and 360-degree tours from institutions around the world, including over a dozen Kansas City cultural attractions.

Click here to view Kemper Museum content.

Click here to learn more about the special focus on Kansas City.

Mystery Art Challenge

Receive a free mystery package by mail filled with unknown art materials, then either by yourself or with friends and family you live with, use only the materials in the mystery package to create your own piece of artwork! 

Final Friday of Each Month
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00 p.m.
FREE | All ages 

Visit Kemper Museum's Calendar to register for upcoming events.

Tune in on Instagram Live at the time of the event to see what ideas others in the community come up with ––and then help us create an Instagram art gallery at #kemperartchallenge featuring all your creations!

Scavenger Saturday

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at Kemper Museum! Receive all the clues for a self-guided scavenger hunt to take a virtual “ART-astic” adventure, and register to receive a FREE art-making activity by mail, inspired by the theme of the hunt. 

Third Saturday of Each Month
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
FREE | All ages
No registration required

Visit Kemper Museum's Calendar to register for upcoming events.

Click here to explore our archive of Scavenger Saturday virtual programs, while the Museum has been closed to the public.

Permanent Collection Online

Since Kemper Museum's opening in 1994, its Permanent Collection has more than tripled, and ranges from those created after the 1913 Armory Show — an important benchmark in modern art — to the present. 

Click here to access the Permanent Collection.

Artist Talks

Explore recent artist talks by Summer Wheat (2020) and Liza Lou (2019), along with newly published archive video including an artist talk with Huma Bhabha, conversations with Mark Cooper and Jiha Moon – all in conjunction with the exhibition, A Whisper of Where It Came From (2016) – and a special feature presentation on the 2016 exhibition, Siah Armajani: Bridge Builder.

Click here to view.

 

Kemper Museum App

Our Kemper Museum app features self-guiding tours of special exhibitions and Kemper Museum's outdoor sculptures. Each tour contains a variety of original content, including videos with artists, high-quality images, and informative content about each work.

Available for download from the Apple Store (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch), and as a web app for any other device, including desktop viewing.

Click here to access the app.

Social Media

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is actively posting new content across our social media channels, as another way you can engage with the art of our time. Learn more about artists in our Permanent Collection and upcoming virtual events, discover artmaking activities, explore current exhibitions, and more!

Click here to visit us on Facebook.
Click here to visit us on Instagram.
Click here to visit us on Twitter.

Support

Financial assistance was provided by generous donors and members, especially: William T. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee; Bebe & Crosby Kemper Foundation, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee; R.C. Kemper Jr Charitable Trust and Foundation, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee; Stanley J. Bushman and Ann Canfield; Charles M. Helzberg and Sandra Baer; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; The Sullivan Family Foundation, Jo Ann and William Sullivan; The Family of Mary Beth Smith Docent Program; Jack and Karen Holland Visiting Artist Fund; Thomas and Sally Wood Family Foundation; Francis Family Foundation; Jane Voorhees; Kansas City University; QuikTrip Corporation Fund; The Sosland Foundation; Courtney S. Turner Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation; Oppenstein Brothers Foundation, Commerce Bank, Trustee; RLS Illumination Fund; Richard G. Hamilton