Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • 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 Museums, Tourist Center, 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.

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

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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
  • Nelson-atkins Museum Of Arts Price: Free
  • 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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  • 93.24% 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

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

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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  • What a great and free museum this is! We took my 12 year old here as per her request on her birthday. She absolutely loved it. Her younger siblings were not as excited, but the interactive touch screens helped. These were in a few exhibit areas. There are also some scavenger hunt pamphlets you can pick up to make it fun for kids. When the weather is nice we will come back to explore the outside exhibits. Overall, a great free family outing!

  • This is the first place I recommend to people when visiting Kansas City, it truly is a treasured . It's the perfect way to spend the day. Walking the sculpture garden followed by a museum walk on the first floor modern art. Lunch in their amazing cafe where the desserts are delightful and soup and salad are tasty as can be. Then journey through time starting in ancient Egypt and into industrial revolution. Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Warhol and Picasso are all featured prominently in the Nelson. This is Kansas City's greatest jewel, a bastion of culture and trove of history.

  • This is a fantastic art museum! Their collection is first rate. So much great art with informative signage as well as audio descriptions. Not only is the art beautiful but the museum itself is gorgeous! The architecture is worthy of viewing as you wander through the galleries. Leave yourself plenty of time to savor all the pictures, sculptures and artifacts from all over the world and across the ages. There are ramps and elevators to help you on your journey. Plus they offer take along seats so you can sit when necessary (along with the usual scattered benches you typically see in a museum). And it's free! However, if you are able, please drop a donation in one of the boxes. This museum is worth supporting.

  • Great place to take the family. Went there for pictures for a wedding this time and it makes an exceptional backdrop for our city. The exhibits are incredible and the staff is full of knowledge. One quick note is don't go with young children. I don't think it is a rule, but it echoes really bad in the museum and gets really loud with young children in there. The next time i go I will leave our 2 year old at home so that everyone else can enjoy what they came to see.

  • This is the crown jewel of Kansas City. Monet? Van Gogh? It's here, along with astonishing Native American bead work, ancient Greek and Egyptian art, ancient Asian art, windows from a medieval cloister and suits of armor, and an extensive collection of modern art. It's more than you can realistically see in a day, so you might visit sections at different times. The building itself is breathtaking. The Rozelle Court restaurant is astonishingly pricey but you couldn't find a more beautiful setting. Absolutely go see it when you are in Kansas City.

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