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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
United States

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


(??.? miles from you)

4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
United States


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Why You Should Go...

The Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City is recognized nationally and internationally as one of America's finest art museums. The museum, which strives to be the place where the power of art engages the spirit of communit

The Nelson-Atkins serves the community by providing access to its renowned collection of nearly 40,000 art objects and is best known for its Asian art, European and American paintings, photography, modern sculpture, and American Indian and Egyptian galleries. Housing a major art research library and the Ford Learning Center, the museum is a key educational resource for the region. 

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Why You Should Go...

The Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City is recognized nationally and internationally as one of America's finest art museums. The museum, which strives to be the place where the power of art engages the spirit of community, opens its doors free of charge to people of all backgrounds. The museum is an institution that both challenges and comforts, that both inspires and soothes, and it is a destination for expansion, reflection, self discovery, and connecting with others.

The Nelson-Atkins serves the community by providing access to its renowned collection of nearly 40,000 art objects and is best known for its Asian art, European and American paintings, photography, modern sculpture, and American Indian and Egyptian galleries. Housing a major art research library and the Ford Learning Center, the museum is a key educational resource for the region. 

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round; Closed on: Monday, Tuesday

Hours:

10:00am - 05:00pm

Closed

Closed

10:00am - 5:00pm

10:00am - 9:00pm

10:00am - 9:00pm

10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: Free

Payment: Cash, Check, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover

Discounts: Seniors, Students, Groups

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals, Bicycle

Parking: Bicycle, Paid On-site, Street

Available: Audio Tour, Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Restaurant, Concessions, Kids Activities, Family Restroom, Changing Station, Wheelchairs, Meeting/Conference Rooms, Banquet Facilities, Wi-fi, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

Extra Fun...

Insider Info

Plan to explore The Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, a 22-acre park with 36 sculptures, including the immersive "Glass Labyrinth" by Robert Morris, the iconic "Shuttlecocks" by Claus Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, and several sculptures by Henry Moore. 

You'll see several Thomas Hart Benton paintings in our American galleries, but stop into Atkins Auditorium to see Benton murals lining the walls. 

Don't miss the Spencer Art Reference Library, which makes 248,000 materials accessible to anyone interested in exploring the visual arts. Feel free to walk up to our public reading room and dive into any titles that catch your eye. 

Fun Facts

The Bloch Building, a critically acclaimed addition to the original Nelson-Atkins building that stretches down the east side of the museum, is pretty big. It's the equivalent of a 67-story building laid on its side.

The 34 moons in the "One Sun/34 Moons" reflecting pool by Walter De Maria are actually skylights to our parking garage. You can see the shimmering beams of light from the water in the reflecting pool stream down into the first level of the garage. 

The fountain at the center of Rozzelle Court Restaurant is the oldest fountain in Kansas City. Rumor has it that the Roman Emperor Hadrian once used it as his bathtub. 

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  • Exhibition: Through the Eyes of Picasso

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    Exhibition: Through the Eyes of Picasso

    Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

    Exhibition: Through the Eyes of Picasso
    October 20, 2017-April 8, 2018. The Nelson-Atkins is the ONLY U.S. venue! This major exhibition will explore Pablo Picasso's life-long fascination with African and Oceanic art. Ticketed.

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Why You Should Go...

The Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City is recognized nationally and internationally as one of America's finest art museums. The museum, which strives to be the place where the power of art engages the spirit of community, opens its doors free of charge to people of all backgrounds. The museum is an institution that both challenges and comforts, that both inspires and soothes, and it is a destination for expansion, reflection, self discovery, and connecting with others.

The Nelson-Atkins serves the community by providing access to its renowned collection of nearly 40,000 art objects and is best known for its Asian art, European and American paintings, photography, modern sculpture, and American Indian and Egyptian galleries. Housing a major art research library and the Ford Learning Center, the museum is a key educational resource for the region. 

More...

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round; Closed on: Monday, Tuesday

Hours:
10:00am - 05:00pm
Closed
Closed
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 9:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: Free

Payment: Cash, Check, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover

Discounts: Seniors, Students, Groups

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals, Bicycle

Parking: Bicycle, Paid On-site, Street

Available: Audio Tour, Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Restaurant, Concessions, Kids Activities, Family Restroom, Changing Station, Wheelchairs, Meeting/Conference Rooms, Banquet Facilities, Wi-fi, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

CALENDAR

  • Now

    22

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    25

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    29

  • Mon

    30

  • Tue

    31

  • Nov

    1

  • Nov

    2

  • Nov

    3

  • Nov

    4

  • More

  • Exhibition: Through the Eyes of Picasso

    Today

    10:00 AM CST

    Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

    Exhibition: Through the Eyes of Picasso

    Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

    Exhibition: Through the Eyes of Picasso
    October 20, 2017-April 8, 2018. The Nelson-Atkins is the ONLY U.S. venue! This major exhibition will explore Pablo Picasso's life-long fascination with African and Oceanic art. Ticketed.

Show more

Extra Fun

Insider Info

Plan to explore The Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, a 22-acre park with 36 sculptures, including the immersive "Glass Labyrinth" by Robert Morris, the iconic "Shuttlecocks" by Claus Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, and several sculptures by Henry Moore. 

You'll see several Thomas Hart Benton paintings in our American galleries, but stop into Atkins Auditorium to see Benton murals lining the walls. 

Don't miss the Spencer Art Reference Library, which makes 248,000 materials accessible to anyone interested in exploring the visual arts. Feel free to walk up to our public reading room and dive into any titles that catch your eye. 

Fun Facts

The Bloch Building, a critically acclaimed addition to the original Nelson-Atkins building that stretches down the east side of the museum, is pretty big. It's the equivalent of a 67-story building laid on its side.

The 34 moons in the "One Sun/34 Moons" reflecting pool by Walter De Maria are actually skylights to our parking garage. You can see the shimmering beams of light from the water in the reflecting pool stream down into the first level of the garage. 

The fountain at the center of Rozzelle Court Restaurant is the oldest fountain in Kansas City. Rumor has it that the Roman Emperor Hadrian once used it as his bathtub. 

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