Nelson-atkins Museum Of ArtsCurrently Closed
- Address: 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8167511278
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Tourist Center, Family And Kids
Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts - Review
A generous hand of help from two art lovers, two legacies coming together to form a singular institution of art and culture is what Nelson-Atkins museum of Arts.
The structure nurturing this museum belonged to the Kansas City Star publisher William Rockhill Nelson and served as a home to his family. According to his will, upon the death of his Wife and Daughter, his entire estate would go to purchasing artwork for public enjoyment. In addition to his philanthropic deed, another source came to help. The widow of real estate speculator James Burris Atkins extended a fund of USD 300,000 for establishing an art museum. The combined funding of both these families led to what is called today as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Arts.
The museum displays exquisite collection of European, Asian, American art and paintings. It also displays sculptures and photographs from notable artists. It houses miniature paintings, pottery and other art collectibles from pre-Colombian, African, America, Greek, Roman and contemporary styles.
Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts Information
- Parking charges are USD 8.
- Guided tours are available.
- Free audio guides are available.
- Disabled-enabled place.
How To reach Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts by Public Transport
- Metro or rented car, bike
Restaurants Near Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts
- Rozzelle Court Restaurant
- The Creative Cafe
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94.22% of people who visit Kansas City include Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
53.57% of people start their Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts
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Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts, Kansas City Reviews
This is a great museum, and it's free! So many beautiful exhibits. The few hours we spent here weren't enough to see everything thoroughly. There's modern art, ancient art from Egypt, China, and more, and medieval art including a full suit of armor for a horse. There's also plenty to keep the kids interested. In several places there's special kids pamphlets where they can fill in things about the exhibit, like draw the wrapping pattern on the mummy, or find how many crests are in the medieval exhibit. And there's also a scavenger hunt map for kids too but we didn't find it til we were leaving. Next time! The parking garage was a reasonable $10 so you don't have to worry about finding a place to park in the city. And the outside of the museum is just as good as the inside with the sculptures and gardens and the famous giant shuttlecocks.
So well put together! Every turn was a new adventure! LOVE the fact that the fountain in the front is actually over the parking garage!!! So cool to look up into water that you were just above!!! Give yourself a couple of trips to truly appreciate this diverse museum and all of its beautiful architecture. P.S the staff here are so Involved with the guests. My kids played a game for a half hour in the modern art section! They were really enthralled!
One of the Greatest Things in Kansas City. Today, the family came here for the American Indian Cultural Celebration. It was awesome. They had performances and activities that were free and open to the public. We joined in the celebration of the art, dance, and music of American Indians from regions across the country. We also explored a variety of longstanding artistic traditions while experiencing the thriving cultures of today. Check out the Nelson Atkins' website for other events throughout the year. They are always amazing and fun.
If you're visiting KC, if you're from KC, and if you love art, you have to come here. There's no way around it. The Nelson Atkins is like walking through the history of humanity, and you literally can walk through chronologically. Starting at ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, all the way into recent modern artwork. Every display is stunning. The curators and museum staff are constantly improving displays, and there are travelling shows not to be missed. It's free--donations, though, are appreciated--so there really is no excuse. Go there. Experience something breathtaking.
I have a friend in from out of town and I thought I would take her past the Nelson-Atkins to see the Block addition lighted at night. It was a beautiful night so we decided to park and walk around the sculpture garden. It was such a pleasure to take in the art and architecture at night. The way the air moved and the silhouettes of the trees were magical. We will come back during the day, but that night time walk was exceptional.