Youth & Families

Programming at Kemper Museum offers educational opportunities for all ages to explore modern and contemporary art. Join us at the museum to experience the connections between art and life.

Groups of ten or more may schedule free docent-led guided tours of Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection and special exhibitions; to see more information visit the Museum's Tours page.

ArtReach: Winter/Spring 2018

ArtReach Workshop: Session 4 – Creative Play: Monoprinting

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Ages 6–8 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Ages 9–12 1:00–3:00 p.m.
FREE | Ages 6–8, Ages 9–12

All artists need to experiment, explore, and make mistakes! In this ArtReach workshop inspired by the artwork of Belkis Ayón, participants will experiment with the art of the monoprint or “printed painting.” This spontaneous technique will allow participants to explore layering, texture, and color, and to create unique one-of-a-kind pieces of art.

RSVP on Eventbrite for Ages 6–8:
https://nkameartreachsession4-6.eventbrite.com

RSVP on Eventbrite for Ages 9–12:
https://nkameartreachsession4-9.eventbrite.com

A collaborative project between Kemper Museum and the University of Kansas Medical Center, ArtReach workshops allow children with and without special needs to create art together. Each hands-on workshop is inspired by artwork on view in the Museum.

ArtReach Workshop: Session 5 – Create and Curate

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Ages 6–8 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Ages 9–12 1:00–3:00 p.m.
FREE | Ages 6–8 and 9–12

In this ArtReach workshop, participants will become museum curators! After exploring modern and contemporary artwork throughout Kemper Museum, and learning about how to select and display artwork in an exhibition, participants will create miniature pieces of art to display in their own miniature art exhibition!

RSVP on Eventbrite for Ages 6–8:
https://nkameartreachsession5-6.eventbrite.com

RSVP on Eventbrite for Ages 9–12:
https://nkameartreachsession5-9.eventbrite.com

A collaborative project between Kemper Museum and the University of Kansas Medical Center, ArtReach workshops allow children with and without special needs to create art together. Each hands-on workshop is inspired by artwork on view in the Museum.

TOTs on Tuesday

Sing songs, read books, explore art, and make your own art with a Kemper Museum educator and Kansas City librarian.

Featuring a different work of art each month!

Third Tuesdays of Each Month
Kemper Museum 
of Contemporary Art
10:30-11:30 a.m.
FREE | Ages 3–5

No registration required

Fine Art Friday

Join a Kemper Museum educator and docent for interactive experiences in the Museum’s galleries that encourage students to explore art through observation, discussion, and activities. Fine Art Friday’s activities change monthly and are inspired by artwork in the Museum’s current exhibitions.

This program is intended to supplement a Homeschooling curriculum.

Second Fridays of Each Month
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00–2:30 p.m.
FREE | Ages 6–12
No registration required

Scavenger Saturday

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at Kemper Museum!

Pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues to take an “ART-astic” adventure. Finish the hunt and pick up a take-home, art-making activity kit. Scavenger Saturday activities change monthly and are inspired by artwork in the Museum’s current exhibitions. We'll see you there!

Third Saturdays of Each Month
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
FREE | All ages

No registration required

Art(full) Bag

The Art(full) Bag is filled with objects to support and create educational connections to the Museum's main gallery exhibition. As you view works in the featured exhibition, you are encouraged to use the hands-on materials to gain a deeper understanding of the exhibition and the beauty, intention, and meaning of the works of art on view. Look for the Art(full) Bag, available every day, just inside the main exhibition gallery.

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. To learn more about tours and the Kemper Museum busing program, visit the Tours page.

Download the Group Tour Registration Form.

Drop-In Gallery Tours

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.

Saturdays
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00–2:00 p.m.
FREE | All ages
No Registration Required