Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art 39.0464° N -94.5851° W


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, the museum does not offer school tours in the Museum. Online tours and programs are available for groups of all ages. Send inquiries to

Lunch Notes

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. Hours include:

Lunch available from Wednesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Brunch available from Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Bathroom Notes

One seven-stall women's bathroom and one 2-stall men's bathroom.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel a reserved group tour or online program, or your place in any Kemper Museum learning experience, please contact


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Learning Experiences

Field Trip

Docent Led School Tour

In this one- hour tour for school groups, a docent volunteer leads one to ten (1– 10) students in a participatory conversation about Kemper Museum's current exhibitions. For groups larger than ten, one docent will be assigned per group of ten, with room for up to 50 students (five tour groups). Tours must be booked two weeks in advance.

Please bring one adult (chaperone or teacher) per ten students. These may attend in addition to the ten person tour group size. Thank you!

Please, take a moment to read the museum's safety guidelines, linked on this page. These are regularly updated in keeping with public safety conditions.

Kemper Museum admission, parking, and programs (like this one!) are always FREE, thanks to our members and supporters. Follow the Membership link on this page to learn more about member benefits and how you can support free access to contemporary art.

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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, adult, k, postsecondary
10 stu., 1 chap. per 10 stu.

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