Art Museums & Galleries, Kansas City
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is one of the country’s premier art institutions. Its rich collections bring together masterpieces from every culture and period of the world, from ancient times to the present day.
....The Museum is open Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.. The Museum is closed on Mondays and on New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, and December 24 and 25.
Admission to the Museum's permanent collection is free for all visitors. There may be a charge for special exhibitions.
Located in the very middle of the United States, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is one of the country’s premier art institutions. Its rich collections bring together masterpieces from every culture and period of the world, from ancient times to the present day. The Museum opened its doors in 1933 as a gift to the community from William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915), founder of The Kansas City Star. Contributions from the estate of Mary McAfee Atkins (1836-1911) helped build the building.
The Nelson-Atkins has prestigious collections of European and American art, but it is known above all for its magnificent collection of Asian art, notably the arts of China, which has made it one of the nation’s centers for the study of Chinese art.
Modern sculpture is another area of distinction, both inside the Museum and outdoors in The Kansas City Sculpture Park, which features the country’s largest collection of monumental bronzes by the British sculptor Henry Moore as well as works by other modern masters.
The Museum also is home to outstanding collections of ancient art, decorative arts and the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. In addition to the permanent collection, visitors may enjoy an ever-changing schedule of special exhibitions organized by the Nelson-Atkins and other institutions. We hope our web site will aid you in planning a personal visit to discover for yourself these inspiring works of mankind’s imagination.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art holds one of the finest collections of art in the United States. I've added some pictures of things to be seen there in a travelogue.
The giant 'birdies' on the front lawn make it easy to recognize the building.
It is best before going to a museum try to know even a bit of it. This museum is absolutely amazing and what gorgeous collections filling up these amazing amount of art. As I walked in the museum, I felt like a little child dreaming it was my little paradise of arts.
This particular museum so just an outstanding spacey and most beautifully located in the center of Kansas City. We spend six hours just admiring the thousands of great collections they have, our focus are the American and European collections which are masterpieces.
Now lets talk about the sculpture park of this landscaping or the outside of the museum, it's just a breathtaking. The great thinker " Auguste Rodin happens to be one of the highlights which happens to be one of my favourites. What is even very helpful is they provide you with a talking audio guide tour.The hours open varies from season to season, so best to call prior to visiting the museum. They do have a great selection for your lunch which is quite reasonable and delicious salad they serve.
Along 20th St. and Baltimore lies the heart of the Crossroads Arts District. It is here that The first Friday of every month you can walk around the Crossroads Art District and find a culmination of art galleries, studios, and restaurants in the Crossroads Arts District.
Some of the studios even offer free wine and samplings of food. Its alot of fun just to walk around with friends and mingle and see amazing artists. Summer and Spring months are the most crowded and gallerys stay open 7-9 and free admission.
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art opened October 2, 1994. At the core of the permanent collection is the Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, a gift by the Museum’s donors R. Crosby Kemper and his wife Bebe Kemper, and the Kemper Foundations. The collection includes works by such artists as Louise Bourgeois, Christian Boltanski, Manuel Neri, Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Joan Mitchell, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Hung Liu, Robert Motherwell, Deborah Butterfield, Fairfield Porter, Wayne Thiebaud, Grace Hartigan, William Wegman, Red Grooms, Georgia O’Keeffe, Christopher Brown, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Mapplethorpe.
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Contemporary art in a striking setting. It's not a large collection, but definitely worth a visit. Outstanding restaurant on premises.
Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas city has large collections from different countries. It has an outdoor sculpture garden. Worth visiting.