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.

Programs in Conjunction with Worlds Otherwise Hidden

Workshop: Musical Objects

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00–3:00 p.m.
FREE | Ages 6 and up

In the installation Music Room, artist Nevin Aladağ from the exhibition, Worlds Otherwise Hidden, transforms furniture into musical instruments. In this dynamic intergenerational workshop, participants will merge art and music together and learn how to create musical instruments from everyday objects. At the end of the workshop, participants will set up their musical creations to make their own temporary music room.

RSVP on Eventbrite:
https://kmcaworkshopmusicalobjects.eventbrite.com

*Please note: Kemper Museum family programs require that children up to age 12 be accompanied by an adult

Camp Kemper Summer 2018

Camp Kemper: Miniature Art (Ages 6-8)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
FREE | Ages 6-8 | Registration required

Kemper Museum hosts fun three-day art camps with activities inspired by artwork in the Museum. Campers will let their imaginations take over as they discover new and inventive ways of creating contemporary art! 

Theme: Miniature Art
After exploring modern and contemporary artwork in Kemper Museum, campers will create their own miniature paintings, drawings, and sculptures to then install in their very own miniature art museum!

This session is currently at capacity, however registration on our waitlist is still available at Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-kemper-miniature-art-ages-6-8-tickets-...
Please Note: Due to the popularity and high demand for Camp Kemper, and to be able to impact as many families as possible, registration will be limited to one Camp Kemper Summer 2018 session (only) per child. 

Camp Kemper: Biomorphic Art (Ages 8-12)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 to Thursday, July 26, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
FREE | Ages 8-12 | Registration required

Kemper Museum hosts fun three-day art camps with activities inspired by artwork in the Museum. Campers will let their imaginations take over as they discover new and inventive ways of creating contemporary art! 

Theme: Biomorphic Art 
Explore how artists and architects use nature as inspiration for their artwork! In anticipation of the biomorphic art installation by Paul Henry Ramirez in Kemper Museum’s atrium—and architecture both in Kansas City and around the world—campers will create artwork inspired by organic shapes and forms.  

This session is currently at capacity, however registration on our waitlist is still available at Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-kemper-biomorphic-art-ages-8-12-ticket...
Please Note: Due to the popularity and high demand for Camp Kemper, and to be able to impact as many families as possible, registration will be limited to one Camp Kemper Summer 2018 session (only) per child. 

Summer 2018

Kemper Museum Annual Block Party

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
6–10:30 p.m.
FREE | All Ages

Kemper Museum’s fourth annual block party features music, food trucks, exhibition tours, family activities, a Museum Shop trunk show, and an outdoor movie to close the evening. Celebrate the debut of the Museum’s newest year-long installation by artist Paul Henry Ramirez.

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

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

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 Scavenger Saturday table in the Atrium 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 Saturday 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

Each Saturday a Kemper Museum docent is available during this time to answer questions or lead a brief, informal tour of works on display. 

No reservations required, just "drop in" and learn something new!

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