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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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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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Small but Great

Very nice contemporary museum. It is located just north of the Plaza Shopping Area just off Main Street. Also has a small gift area and a great restaurant for ecclectic and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Very nice contemporary museum. It is located just north of the Plaza Shopping Area just off Main Street. Also has a small gift area and a great restaurant for ecclectic and contemporary soups and sandwiches, salads. Great addition to Kansas City.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Not a large space, they mainly show traveling shows here- therefore what you see will vary greatly from someone else's visit. Was able to find street parking- free- and admission to museum is also gratis.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We had a somewhat noisy, bad acoustics, lunch here, but a fabulous docent gave us a tour of a Brooklyn artist's large art works that I loved. And nearby the Nelson Atkins art museum and park with several art installations. Lovely.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Free admission. Free parking. Interesting exhibits that change periodically. What else could you want? Frankly, I'm not sure why someone would rate this venue lower than excellent. Thanks for reading. If you've found this review helpful, I'll appreciate a Yes vote below.

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Kansas City
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

One of the wonderful things about having this Contemporary Art Museum is the variety of exhibitions that they display. There are 3 or 4 main rooms for display and they always have something of interest to anyone who is open to Contemporary Art. I can't recommend a specific exhibit as they change frequently, but I would dare say, they are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Super atmosphere and good three dimensions art but parking is little bit difficult,you don't get spot that easily

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Some very engaging exhibits of new art and a nice small Chihuly. Rated it a four for not displaying much of the permanent collection-and for teasing the visitors with tiny thumbnail images of art they own but aren't showing. As a visitor and museum junkie I am there to see both.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

From the Chandeliers in the entry ways to the art on the walls to the sculptors outside this small art museum packs tons of interesting stuff. We ended up here while looking for the Nelson-Atkins Museum, witch is great, and we were so happy we found it. They had some great collections to look through and many interesting pieces of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Popped in a Friday evening to find out what Kemper had inside. Loved it! Surprisingly, my teenage daughter enjoyed it as well! We have been to a highly acclaimed NYC contemporary art museum and were not expecting what we found here! Take the time to read the descriptors for each piece. It will greatly enhance your visit. After viewing all... More 

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Kansas City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I am not usually a fan of comtemporary art but this museum shows off the exhibits so well, I have become a fan. I have not been through the entire museum yet but plan to go back to see additional pieces which are ever-changing. What an amazing area of town, you can go to the Nelson to see many wonderful... More 

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Additional Information about Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Address: Address: 4420 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone Number: 816-753-5784
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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