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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1818
+1 816-751-1278
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Drop in for an hour, come for lunch, or spend the entire day wandering through world-class galleries. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is the cultural jewel of Kansas City and just three blocks from the Country Club Plaza, and admission is free. The Nelson-Atkins, recognized as one of America’s finest art museums, strives to be the place where the power of art engages the spirit of community. With 40,000 works of art, the Nelson-Atkins is best known for its new Bloch Galleries, featuring Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, plus its Asian art, photography, American paintings, American Indian and Egyptian galleries. The Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, a beautiful setting for a walk or picnic, is an oasis in the city and home to notable sculptures.
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4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111-1818
+1 816-751-1278
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After moving within a mile from this museum last month, a visit was definitely on my need to do list. I was told to make sure you have several hours to look around and not be rushed. That is very good advice. I had 3...More

Thank Razorbackfoodie
Reviewed 4 days ago

the Nelson is a very beautiful museum, voted #1 in the country, I believe. It brings in all the big exhibitions. They have events on the lawn, like a car show and a huge picnic.

Thank Kathi V
Reviewed 5 days ago

This location is not only beautiful to walk around but the collections they have are incredible. The Egyptian exhibit and all the various painting are so amazing and you can be up close to them. I was truly surprised to see it was free. There...More

Thank Tee2600
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you love art than this is a place to go and enjoy some art, there is a giant beautiful field on the front and it’s nice to read a book or have a pic nic there. This place is so peaceful and entertaining.

Thank Veronica M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love museums but this is one of my top 5 favorites from around the world. I thought I was just going to visit another quaint museum and was taken aback by its quality of exhibits and educational as well as interactive activities. Visit in...More

Thank eclecticallyClaire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding art museum for the entire family as well as just art lovers. Spacious, beautiful and has an outstanding location for lunch or dinner in the Rozelle Court in the heart of the museum. Spectacular place for a romantic dinner on a Friday night. Walk...More

Thank Craig2220222
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great museum & it’s free! There is a charge for special exhibits, but the permanent exhibits are great. Had a cup of coffee in their cafe & their food selections looked enticing. The gift shop has a wide variety of products as well....More

Thank Shaun J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are members of the Nelson-Atkins Museum and visit frequently. The Picasso Exhibit is exclusive to the Nelson here in the US and not to be missed.

Thank globetraveler913
Reviewed 1 week ago

The NA Museum has a comprehensive collection of art from Cycladic figurines to Pop Art and contemporary works. The most impressive area of the collection is probably the Chinese and Indian art. A gallery was recently opened to house the private collection donated by Henry...More

Thank Brendan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family really enjoyed our visit. Lots of variety, many classic and modern paintings. Also sculptures, and a very nice gift shop.

Thank Jet Set Go!
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20 August 2016|
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Response from JimmyB0bby | Reviewed this property |
Parking is underground and is super clean and convenient and you can walk directly into the modern art section from the lot, through sliding glass doors. You can also park on the street. You will see many parked cars on... More
10 March 2016|
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Response from richardjwaksman | Reviewed this property |
It is free.
30 November 2015|
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Response from Patrick P | Reviewed this property |
The MAX (Metro Area Express) runs north and south to all the main destinations. It stops at 45th and Main, and you can walk east past the Kansas City Art iInstitute to the Nelson-Atkins