Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts

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  • Address: 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8167511278
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Tourist Center, Family And Kids

About Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts, Kansas City

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.

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Restaurants Near Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts

  • Rozzelle Court Restaurant
  • The Creative Cafe

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  • The Nelson Atkins museum has always been one of Kansas City's treasures. I went recently to the Jade Burial suit exhibit and was given a free entry to the Picasso exhibit. I enjoyed both, but was very impressed by the quality of the Picasso exhibit. For the first time, I understood the inspiration for his work from African masks and sculptures. It made me look at cubism in a new way. Thanks for a great afternoon and an enlightening experience.

  • We haven't been to this museum for over 10 years. It's amazing to see how much it has changed. Tremendous exhibits. There's a lot to see, so plan on spending several hours here. The restaurant was amazing. Lots of different choices at a very reasonable cost.

  • Most comprehensive free museum I've been to yet! Amazing that such an architecturally gorgeous building with such a vast collection and wonderful sculpture garden is so available to the public. Not to mention the numerous fun and free events they host there. Wonderful

  • This museum is wonderful. There are many different styles of art from the masters & the up and comers. The exhibits are always worth seeing(but cost extra). Parking in the garage is $10, but entrance to the main museum is free. I've been going here since I was a child & always want to go back. A must see in Kansas City.

  • It is a great place to come, very inexpensive (free) and great and friendly tour guides! I've been to the Nelson Atkins twice now and have enjoyed both times. The first time I went without a tour guide, so I had a little more freedom to look around, but having an insightful tour guide was a nice perk to have when seeing the artwork. Either way the Nelson Atkins is a great place for a date or to learn!

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