Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art


Country Club Plaza,


Address: 4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111

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Phone: (816) 753-5784

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Price: Admission is FREE

Hours: Monday and Tuesday, Closed; Wednesday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

The sleek exterior of Kansas City’s Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by Gunnar Birkerts, only hints at the activity within its walls. The open, light-filled atrium provides a striking setting for art activities at the Museum, which are accessible to all, free of charge, year-round. The Kemper Museum Permanent Collection, temporary exhibitions, free public programs, special events, and ever-popular Café Sebastienne provide endless opportunities for education and entertainment. Since opening in 1994, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art has become a leader among modern and contemporary art museums in America. The Museum has always had a strong commitment to its mission: enriching lives through the experience of contemporary art, by exhibiting, collecting, and educating in a free and welcoming environment. Presenting a dozen exhibitions each year featuring works by well-known, mid-career, and emerging artists, Kemper Museum almost always offers visitors a chance to experience something new. The Museum’s celebrated Café Sebastienne, serving lunch and brunch, has won high praise. The unique environment of the Museum along with Café Sebastienne's artful creations also make the Museum an extraordinary place for special events. Museum admission and parking are always free. To learn more, visit or call 816-753-5784.