K-12 educators


We look forward to welcoming you to the expanded Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on September 28, 2019. Find out more

The Kemper Art Museum's education department offers programs for students of all ages. Subscribe to the Museum's Educator eNews to receive information about special programming, events, and other resources for teachers and students. The Museum also offers Educator Guides containing teacher-friendly information about the Museum's exhibitions and artworks, including discussion questions, activities, artist biographies, vocabulary lists, and more.

To see the applicable Missouri Grade Level Expectations for each program, download the flyer. To schedule a visit to the Museum with your class, please contact Rochelle Caruthers at 314.935.9433.

K–12 Tours

Art Basics | grades K–2
An introduction to art elements (including color, shape, line, texture, and space) for younger students.

Faces and Places | grades 2–8
An exploration of the deeper meanings of portraits and landscapes. Students will see and describe how artists represent people and places both past and present.

Narratives in Art | grades 4–12
A discussion of how artists tell stories with images. Students will practice putting their interpretations into words through group discussion and through creative and descriptive writing.

Materials, Media, and Methods | grades 4–12
An exploration of the relationship between an artist’s subject matter and materials. Students will learn about a variety of artistic materials and methods—both traditional and unusual—in sculpture, painting, photography, and prints.

STEAM | all grade levels
An exploration of the ways science, technology, engineering, and math are related to art. Students will learn both art and STEM concepts through an arts integrated approach. Download an outline of the STEAM Tour.