Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts, Kansas City

Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts, Kansas City - Address, Phone Number

Address: 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111, United States

Phone: +1-8167511278

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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.

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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  • Truly a hidden treasure in the middle of the country. The Nelson is a first rate art museum with collections that are truly fantastic. The Native American and Asian collections are as good as any I have seen anywhere. Admission is free and the lines are short. If you find yourself in our neck of the woods drop in and see great art from around the world. Make sure to check out the work of Kansas City master Thomas Hart Benton, and the sculpture garden full of Henry Moore pieces as well as our iconic shuttlecocks.

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  • One of my favorite places! I love taking friends here who have never been and see for themselves how great this museum is. It is easy enough to navigate through the different periods and geographic locations. I also love the big open front lawn with a variety of sculptures/statues around the area. Free admission. A wonderful place to explore on a weekend afternoon.

  • One of the best museums that I have had the opportunity to visit. I went in a Saturday and was surprised that it was not too busy. Great to take children too, for a date night, or just to pass the time alone. The staff were very nice and knowledgeable. Plenty of free tours available for those interested. Was there for about 4 hours and still hardly got half way through.

  • A museum this wonderful should not be free, and yet! With no cost of admission, you can spend hours or minutes in this art museum and have a marvelous time no matter what. They have a wide array of artists and art movements in their collection; everything is curated well and laid out in a manner that leads the eye to the next room and gives each piece plenty of room to breathe. I could come here every time I visit Kansas City and still enjoy it just as much as the first time.

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  • Beautiful Museum classic. There's a lot behind it with free parking or there's a garage underneath for $10. My mom needed a walker and they had Walkers and wheelchairs available for free. They had a gorgeous area for lunch. very reasonable with really good soups. Felt like you're in a European Courtyard in Rome. Highly recommend it. They had an incredible area with an Egyptian mummy and a tomb. Some gorgeous pieces of artwork. Highly recommended

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