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.
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.
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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.
Scavenger Saturday: Home Edition
Since we can’t host everyone at the Museum for our monthly "Scavenger Saturday" scavenger hunt event, we are bringing the hunt to you!
Let us see what you’ve created by posting a picture on social media using the hashtag #KemperMuseum, tagging @kempermuseum, and including the hashtag #kemperscavengersaturday!
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.
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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.
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!
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