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.

 

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 into Zoom 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!

TOTs on Tuesday

TOTs on Tuesday is going virtual! Sing songs, read books, explore art, and make your own art with a Kemper Museum educator and Kansas City librarian.

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


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

Monthly Scavenger Hunt

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 take home a FREE art-making activity, inspired by the theme of the hunt. 

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
All month long
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.

Spring Camp Kemper

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting a virtual three-day art camp with projects inspired by artist Dyani White Hawk! Campers will engage in creative activities that explore White Hawk’s art processes and themes along with the significance of Native art as American Art. All art materials will be mailed to participants at no cost, and camp sessions will take place on Zoom. Space is limited. 

To register, please email jthompson@kemperart.org.

Tuesday, March 30–Thursday, April 1
At-Home Activity | Zoom
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. each day (virtual)
FREE | Ages 6-12 | Registration required

 

Virtual Playdates

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.

Sime Saturday

As the exhibition, Elias Sime: Tightrope comes to an end, it’s time to celebrate his work with another art challenge! In collaboration with Scraps KC, we’ve put together a special art kit inspired by Sime’s artwork including reclaimed materials such as wire and computer parts. Register by January 20 to receive by mail one of these FREE art kits, and join us on Saturday, January 30 at 1:00 p.m. on Zoom to share your artwork and to see what others made with the materials. Then, help us create an Instagram art gallery at #simesaturday featuring all your creations!

 

At-Home Activity | Zoom
Saturday, January 30
1–3 p.m. (virtual)
FREE | All Ages | Registration required