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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
+1 816-751-1278
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Drop in for an hour, come for lunch, or spend the entire day wandering through world-class galleries. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is the cultural jewel of Kansas City and just three blocks from the Country Club Plaza, and admission is free. The Nelson-Atkins, recognized as one of America’s finest art museums, strives to be the place where the power of art engages the spirit of community. With 40,000 works of art, the Nelson-Atkins is best known for its new Bloch Galleries, featuring Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, plus its Asian art, photography, American paintings, American Indian and Egyptian galleries. The Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, a beautiful setting for a walk or picnic, is an oasis in the city and home to notable sculptures.
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4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
+1 816-751-1278
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Reviewed yesterday

The rest of America does not always appreciate that Kansas City is one of the nation's largest art hubs, and from a visual arts perspective, the greatest of the Midwestern cities. All it takes is a single stroll through the Nelson to grasp that this...More

1  Thank 705katherinee
Reviewed yesterday

Lots of beautiful art in a beautiful building. We spent about 2 1/2 hours in here and still didn't see everything. We especially enjoyed the Impressionists. Great works by Monet, Gaugin, Van Gogh, and O'Keefe, among many others. Museum is free, but they get you...More

Thank donnamour1969
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a place to lose yourself in for an afternoon! So much to see at every turn. Was so impressed with the architecture and statues. Loved seeing the Monet paintings! Even discovered my love for Remington. The staff were helpful to inform us to where...More

Thank ZephyrLena
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Because we have family in Kansas City, we come to KC often. Hadn't visited the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art because we thought our grandchildren were too young. We took our 6 year old with us yesterday and discovered an amazing museum, for all ages. We...More

Thank DesPeresGirl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pablo Picasso exhibit opened today. Only location where this exhibit will appear in the USA. There is much more there to see.

Thank Barney B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was visiting the area for a wedding and had some time to burn. Visited the art museum and was pleasantly surprised with the range and quality of the art displayed. No admission fee, lots of staff to answer questions, varied types and eras of art...

1  Thank Allen T
Reviewed 5 days ago

No matter how many times I visit this place it never fails to thrill me. There is always something new or something I just missed the last time. Never mind the special exhibits. The restaurant is a lovely place for a lunch, dinner or just...More

Thank Sabine J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Nelson Atkins is a wonderful museum. They house the largest collection of ancient Asian art in North America. You can also see works by Cezan, Raphel, Moneta etc. They have a large collection of Egyptian, Greek and Renaissance works. A truly wonderful place.

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful and huge art museum. The workers there were friendly and very helpful. If you are a fan of fine art you can spend the entire day there. There is a cafeteria if you get hungry. The grounds are beautiful with outdoor...More

Thank rowtreeman
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a world class museum. We took a guided tour and had a great time. I had no idea KC had so many great things to do and this museum is a great example of one of its many treasures. Definitely don't miss!

Thank Rachel G
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20 August 2016|
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Response from JimmyB0bby | Reviewed this property |
Parking is underground and is super clean and convenient and you can walk directly into the modern art section from the lot, through sliding glass doors. You can also park on the street. You will see many parked cars on... More
10 March 2016|
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Response from richardjwaksman | Reviewed this property |
It is free.
30 November 2015|
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Response from Patrick P | Reviewed this property |
The MAX (Metro Area Express) runs north and south to all the main destinations. It stops at 45th and Main, and you can walk east past the Kansas City Art iInstitute to the Nelson-Atkins