Virtual Tours

Enjoy the Museum from Home

Access the Museum's collection and exhibitions through a variety of virtual tours. We will continue to add tours to this page and will announce new tours via the Museum's e-newsletter and social media

Connecting Literature and Visual Art

Explore connections between literature and visual art through the permanent collection. In this tour you will move chronologically from the nineteenth century to today, encountering artworks in a range of mediums by artists who were inspired by literature, whose works inspired the writing of literature, who were both visual artists and writers, and who incorporated text directly into their artwork.

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Art on Campus

Through the Art on Campus program at Washington University, the Kemper Art Museum is building a collection of public artworks by nationally and internationally recognized artists. This tour begins in the Florence Steinberg Weil Sculpture Garden and moves across the Danforth Campus to the South 40. Additional information about each artwork in this tour is provided through an accompanying audio guide that can be accessed by dialing the phone number and extension indicated at each stop.

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19th- and Early 20th-Century American and European Art

Discover highlights of the Kemper Art Museum's collection of American and European art from the nineteenth to the early twentieth century. This tour moves through the four rooms of the Museum's Gertrude Bernoudy Gallery, presenting artworks that invite us to consider how artists responded to the world around them.

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American and European Art Since 1950

This tour explores highlights from the Museum's James M. Kemper Gallery, from the mid-twentieth century to today. Through these artworks you're invited to consider how artists experiment with materials and processes and respond to the world around them.

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Image credits:

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Spanish, 1863–1923), ¡Otra Margarita! (Another Marguerite!), 1892. Oil on canvas, 51 1/4 x 78 3/4". Gift of Charles Nagel Sr., 1894.

Manolo Millares (Spanish, 1926–1972), Cuadro No. 82 (Painting No. 82), 1960. Oil on torn burlap, 39 x 52 1/4". Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Weil, 1972. © Manolo Millares / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.