Kansas City’s acclaimed, FREE contemporary art museum, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art opened in 1994 and boasts a growing Permanent Collection of modern and contemporary works of art from around the world. The Museum hosts exhibitions, installations, lectures, workshops, and other creative programs, free for all ages.
Please note that during this period of social distancing, we do not offer school tours in the Museum. Online tours and programs are available for groups of all ages! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about tours or sign up for virtual field trips below.
One of Kansas City's premier restaurants, Café Sebastienne combines the worlds of contemporary art and contemporary cuisine in the heart of Kemper Museum.
Café Sebastienne is open with safety precautions to protect our visitors, staff, and the Kansas City community. Please find more information about changes to service in response to the COIVD-19 pandemic below.
Lunch: Wednesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Menus change frequently to feature seasonal and local ingredients. You can find our current menus here.
To order food for curbside pickup, please call 816.561.7740.
If you are visiting the museum and would like to order a carry out to enjoy after your visit, you may call ahead to place your order (816.561.7740) or order in person at the Café host stand. Find out more about Museum safety precautions here.
Café Sebastienne has transitioned from a full-service fine dining experience to a fast-casual restaurant, featuring the same inventive fare and local ingredients that have always distinguished chef Rick Mullins’ cuisine.
Guests will order at the café host stand and receive their food in single-use recyclable packaging. Seating is limited for social distancing with tables placed at least 10 feet apart in the enclosed courtyard.
To visit the café in person, guests need timed tickets to enter Kemper Museum, but café reservations are not required. We encourage visitors to reserve Museum tickets in advance here, but tickets will be available for walk-ins as long as capacity limits have not been reached. Masks must be worn at all times except while eating and drinking.
One seven-stall women's bathroom and one 2-stall men's bathroom.
We appreciate knowing if you have a change in plans. To cancel a reserved group tour or online program, or your place in any Kemper Museum learning experience, please contact us at email@example.com.