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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Address: 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone Number: 816 751 1278
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Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education, Dining
Description: This museum has a collection of life-like sculptures.

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I have visited the Nelson Atkins regularly throughout my life. The museum has a wonderful collection, with pieces from many different eras. The structure alone is worth a visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2014
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Shanghai, China
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

For anyone who likes art, this is a great option. Perhaps I am being biased, but I did not expect such a good collection. I have been to art museums in Chicago, New York, DC, etc., and this compares very favorably. They have an extensive Asia collection that is excellent. We went on a weekend and there was a nonstop... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I have visited the Nelson Atkins regularly throughout my life. The museum has a wonderful collection, with pieces from many different eras. The structure alone is worth a visit. The gardens are also a nice spot to relax in the warmer months. Visiting the Nelson Atkins is a great way to spend time in Kansas City and for free! It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We weren't sure what we would do in Kansas City during the day. We had an evening wedding and lots of time beforehand. This museum was recommended to us. We really enjoyed it. We've been to many museums in Europe and Washington DC. The Nelson-Atkins Museum was as good or better than any we have gone to. There was no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Great great museum!!! The contemporary wing blends seamlessley with the original museum. . .and the collections are fantastic!

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Fostoria, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The museum has a number of works dotted through the grounds that are worth seeing, as well as the main exhibits inside. The Impressionists are well-represented, with one of Monet's Water Lilies, Van Gogh, and Renoir. I particularly liked the recreation of a medieval cloister in the western end of the gallery, and the Romano-Egyptian collection.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The Nelson-Atkins is a fine museum, with an interesting, varied collection. We were there during a special exhibition featuring paintings and photos of the French Impressionist era, and found it really interesting. Among the many other collections, the museum has fine Asian art, and a pleasant courtyard café. Free admission (except for special exhibits) is a nice bonus. Well worth... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

As a regular visitor to the museum and seeing spectacular shows such as the Frida Kahlo and the Middle Eastern Ornamentation and Decorative Design Arts exhibits, I must say I was transported to a time when I had opportunities to view Impressionistic works of art in London and Paris. The collection is beautifully gathered and worth the trip to the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Of all the art museums in the US, the Nelson Atkins is one of the gems. The collection is varied and impressive, with representative pieces from many civilizations and artistic movements. The grounds are peaceful, serene, and have giant shuttlecocks,which is always funny. The best part is that it is free. Probably the only other place you can see as... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

One doesn't expect this type of world class Museum to be in Kansas City, Missouri but it's top notch... And it's FREE!!! Yes you have to pay to park in their garage or free on the street in front of the Museum but admission is FREE!! Can't beet that... Take your friends or family or out of town guests for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Since my son moved to KC with his job I was excited to visit all the best of KC . The Nelson Atkins was priority . What an impressive collection for a smaller Midwest city! The Caravaggio is wonderful but for me I was thrilled to walk in one room that had a Rousseau, a Corrot and a Bougeureau. The... More 

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