Event Calendar

Education is at the heart of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Throughout the year the Kemper Museum offers more than 60 educational programs free to the public. The Museum hosts performances, film and video series, lectures, concerts, children’s workshops, and other creative programs designed to both entertain and challenge.

Friday, July 3, 2015

First Friday Family Fun Tour

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
11:00 a.m.–noon
FREE | Ages 6-12 | Drop-in; no registration required

Discover outdoor art on the Kemper Museum grounds this summer! Guided by an experienced docent, children and families will learn about the sculptures on view outside the Museum and leave with a fun art activity to experiment with at home. 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Gallery Conversations Drop-in Tour

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
1:00–1:30 p.m.
Free, No Registration Required

Every Saturday

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.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Session 4: Art Expansion

Kemper Museum
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Ages 9–12 | Session 4 is now full

Create paintings inspired by the large-scale artwork of Adam Cvijanovic. Experiment with different types of paint and surfaces while creating larger than life works of art using a variety of materials like acryclics, gouache, and paints sticks.

Early enrollment for qualifying members starts March 23!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sunday Cinema: American Montage—The Searchers

Kemper Museum Meeting Room
1:00 p.m.

This three-part Sunday Cinema series, curated by artist Adam Cvijanovic, is presented in conjunction with his exhibition. These films represent major influences on both American film and the artist’s contemporary art practice. 

The Searchers (directed by John Ford, 1956, 119 min.)

An unsettling Western that addresses racial hatred in American history, this story, driven by John Wayne’s anti-hero, is set against the ever- changing American landscape. Cvijanovic selects this work for Ford’s directorial ability to align the painful story with the equally relentless harshness of the landscape. 


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Scavenger Saturdays

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

Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturday for families. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-tastic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home art-making activity kit. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tots on Tuesday: Alfresco Art Adventures

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
11:00 a.m.–noon
FREE | Ages 3-5 | Drop-in; no registration required

We’re taking our artsy adventures outside this summer with stories, songs, and art making inspired by outdoor sculpture on the Kemper Museum grounds.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Painting, Prospect, and Partnerships: Conversation and Book Signing

Kemper Museum
5:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. conversation and book signing

Curator of Adam Cvijanovic: American Montage Erin Dziedzic, with renowned curator and catalogue contributor Dan Cameron discuss projects, partnerships, and meaningful connections with communities and artists. They have both worked with Adam Cvijanovic on signature projects. Copies of the catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition American Montage will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop.