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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 4420 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone Number: 816-753-5784
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Activities: Dining
Description: Established in 1885 as Kansas City's first cultural institution, this art...
Established in 1885 as Kansas City's first cultural institution, this art museum houses a rich collection of modern and contemporary art.
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Great contemporary art

Small, but striking contemporary art museum. Don't miss this museum if you are an art lover visiting KC. It has an impressive collection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Tidewater Virginia
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Tidewater Virginia
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Small, but striking contemporary art museum. Don't miss this museum if you are an art lover visiting KC. It has an impressive collection.

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Merriam, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A visit to Kemper Museum is a perfect way to spend a rainy day while in Kansas City. With it's wide collections encompassing all genres of art there is something to interest everyone. There are plenty of benches and easy to find restrooms and very handicap accessible. They've made it easy and comfortable to take your time and enjoy everything... More 

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Omaha, NE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Small museum with some interesting contemporary displays. Free admission and free parking right outside the museum doors. If you are a Chihuly fan, they have several of his installations. Don't miss viewing the artwork filled walls in the small restaurant and several large sculptures around the exterior of the building. Nice gift shop and an enjoyable stop.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a small museum but don't let that be a reason to not visit. My wife and I found the displays very enjoyable. We do prefer contemporary or modern art. This museum only has 4 rooms in it but the displays were varied and provided inspiration. They currently have a room exclusively of Adam Cvijanovic. His work is something... More 

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Liberty, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a small museum that packs a punch. the contemporary art is thought-provoking and memorable. Makes you want to go home and try at painting ourself!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a small museum, though it is free and there is ample free parking. There are several very nice items on seemingly permanent display, although a visitor's experience will depend in large part on the particular exhibits on display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Kemper is small but modern and mighty! Great sculptures, paintings and photographs. Do not miss the Dale Chihuly glass sculptures at each entrance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Enjoyed the traveling exhibit they had. Only spent about an hour and half here. It was worth going to see. It's refreshing to have free parking and don't charge admission, they take donations though. Would go back again as it doesn't take long to go through.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lovely small museum with free parking and admission by donation. The gift shop had some outstanding jewelry, and a very nice staffer who brought me some back stock to look at, too. Some local artists, too. Better gift shop than the Nelson Atkins!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This art museum was a nice place to check out. There are just a few exhibit halls and you can view all of the art in under an hour. They had a nice selection of different styles even with the limited amount of space.

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