Remaining Flexible and Curious


Driven by strong social and emotional content, contemporary art exhibitions are an opportunity for docents to examine their own language and perceptions as they inspire guests in the galleries. Participants in Kemper Museum’s Sunday Afternoon Out workshop will engage with works from the Permanent Collection as well as the museum's regional presentation of the National Museum of Women in the Arts exhibition series, Women to Watch: A New World. The renowned series links underrepresented woman-artists to global audiences. Kemper Museum docents will share methods they use with museum guests for exploring cultural relevance of exhibitions and personal connection to artworks. Participants will then join a collaborative discussion focused on developing ideas for new, innovative tour offerings.

 Bus transportation is provided to and from the hotel.


Host Institution: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Located in Kansas City, MO, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits, collects, and educates in a free and welcoming environment for all. The museum’s growing Permanent Collection aims to reflect the vitality, complexity, and unfolding patterns within modern and contemporary art and life. Special exhibitions, installations, lectures, and workshops, as well as youth, teen, and intergenerational programs provide resources for people to derive inspiration, explore creativity, discover outlets for self-expression and dialogue, engage directly with living artists, and bring deeper meaning to their lives. Admission, programs, and parking are always free.

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Building Exterior: Louise Bourgeois, (American, born France, 1911–2010), Spider, 1996, cast 1997, bronze, edition 3 of 6, 133 x 263 x 249 inches, Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Gift of the William T. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee, 1997.07.02. © 2020 The Easton Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo: Michael Spillers, 2018.

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Firelei Baez: Installation view, Firelei Báez: To See Beyond Its Walls (and access the places that lie beyond), August 18, 2017–July 8, 2018, Atrium, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo: E. G. Schempf, 2017.

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