Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City

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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art opened in 1994 in Kansas City, Missouri. With a $5 million annual budget and approximately 75,000 visitors each year, it is Missouri's first and largest contemporary museum.
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  • Don't mistake - I enjoy contemporary art. But 1) there's just not a lot here and 2) what is here, isn't that good. I gather from the pictures exhibits rotate and perhaps I came at a particularly...  more »
  • Went with my brother and his friend from New York. They were very impressed that we have something this great in KC (they think we still have cows in the street). Went again with my 9-year old...  more »
  • This museum is small and funky but well worth the visit. I wasn't thrilled when my son insisted we leave the Nelson Atkins to check it out, but I am so glad we did! Very refreshing change of pace. We especially enjoyed the interactive room with thought provoking questions to ponder and discuss. This would be a great place to bring kids who might not be up to huge museum full of very old art.
  • The Kemper is small and gorgeous providing a personal, engaging experience. The open feel of the museum and cafe provides for natural light and changing exhibits. It all felt bright and inviting even when contemporary art isn’t my usual go to. This is the perfect, intimate museum, not crowded that makes the experience so worthwhile. The art on display was interesting too. Do not miss the huge mural in the cafe and the cafe walls filled with edge to edge art done on site by one artist. And it is all free.

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