I was born an raised around Kansas City, and this was where I learned about art. I would call this a "Generalist" museum -- a museum that decent collections in many areas and eras. With the expansions over the years (and their sprawling sculpture gardens), they've managed to flesh out, and display, more of their collection. My personal favorites are the Thomas Hart Benton pieces. It reminds me to go back the the Truman Library, where there is a huge mural, the next time I'm back in Kansas City. Great Egypt section, good Modern Art section, they really do have a day's worth of things to see, and the cafe is good, as well.