Study Room

The Kemper Art Museum's Study Room (Kemper 104) is available for faculty, researchers, students, and the general public to view artworks from the permanent collection by appointment. Email your request to Rochelle Caruthers, university academic programs coordinator, at at least two weeks prior to your desired visit date.

Please note that certain artworks may be unavailable due to condition, safety, or security issues.


The only items allowed in the Study Room are pencils and paper.
The following items are NOT allowed in the Study Room:

   Backpacks, book bags, and purses
   Food and drinks
   Hats, sunglasses, and coats

A maximum of 5–8 artworks can be displayed in the Study Room per visit, depending upon the size and condition of each object. You are welcome to return several times to allow viewing of additional artworks, if necessary.


We recommend that faculty reserve the Study Room as early in the semester as possible, so the class date that works best for you is still available. If you would like to view artworks privately before bringing your class, you may make an appointment in the same way.

The faculty member MUST be present during the students' visit. If the instructor would like a Museum educator to be available for questions or to provide additional information, make this request at least four weeks prior to your desired visit date.

No more than sixteen students will be allowed to view artwork in the Study Room at any single time. In cases of larger classes, we can arrange for the students to rotate through the room in small groups.


It is strongly advised to make an appointment in the Study Room prior to making your travel arrangements. If you would like to see the object file as well, let us know when you make your appointment. Copies can be made for a nominal charge.