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 Museums, Family And Kids

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 Travel Tips

  • Parking charges are USD 8.
  • Guided tours are available.
  • Free audio guides are available.
  • Disabled-enabled place.

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  • The Creative Cafe

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  • Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts Address: 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111, United States
  • Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts Contact Number: +1-8167511278
  • Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 62.29% of people who visit Kansas City include Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts in their plan

  • 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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91.61% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts

People normally club together National World War I Museum And Liberty Memorial and Kemper Museum Of Contemporary Art while planning their visit to Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts.

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