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Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art has one of the finest collections of 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st-century American art in the Midwest region. The mission of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is to bring the excitement of American visual arts to the region through education, temporary exhibitions, the permanent collection, and the nurturing of regional artists. 

Address: 2818 Frederick Avenue St, Joseph, MO 64506

Current partner programs are listed below. These are You Schedule It! activities and last approximately 60 to 90 minutes. 

Programs are availble to schedule during museum business hours Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-4pm and Saturday-Sunday 1-4pm. 

Cost Per Girl: $5 
Cost Per Adult: N/A

Registration Requirements:  All girls participating as a Girl Scout in these activities must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to programapprovals@gsksmo.org.

How to Register: Contact Alex Asher at 816.233.7003 or aasher@albrecht-kemper.org

 
YOU SCHEDULE IT! OPPORTUNITIES:

Express Your Mood in Paint

 Brownie
Girl Scouts will find a painting at the museum that appears to express a particular mood or feeling.  Then, with help from the instructor, each girl will create her own painting of a subject that she associates with that mood or feeling. 

Painting Without a Brush

 Brownie
Girl Scouts will learn to visually interpret the world in two-dimensions without the use of a paintbrush.  By the end of the session, each girl will complete a self-portrait or a painting of a friend.

Drawing the Great Outdoors

 Junior
After looking at a few landscapes from the museum’s collection for inspiration, each Girl Scout will use a pencil to draw a favorite place in the wilderness from memory.  With help from the instructor, each girl will learn how to create depth through shading.

The Art of Book-Making

 Cadette
First, the Girl Scouts will tour the Albrecht-Kemper’s Art Library. Then, each Girl Scout will make a journal using non-traditional materials. This can be a great tie to the Media journey, and learning how to “power down” through journaling.

The Art of Collage

 Senior
Girl Scouts will learn about the history of artistic collage. Then, each girl will create a collage with a chosen theme using both two-dimension images and three-dimensional objects. This is a great tie to the Journey Girltopia through learning to express yourself through the medium of collage.

Girl Scouts Comic Artist Badge

 Cadette
First Girl Scouts will learn what comics are and how they work, along with the different types of comics. Each girl will subsequently get four sticky notes. Then they will use the sticky notes to make a comic based on what they now know about comics. The girls will present their new comic to the group.