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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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Great little museum!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a very small, free museum that has wonderful modern art. The exhibits are very thought evoking and amusing at the same time. Don't forget to look up at the Chihuli chandeliers at the entrances.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My family enjoyed our trip to this free museum of contemporary art. It is small but nice. Not crowed and ample parking.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went in the early evening to the museum. It has free admission. It is not very big, but its collection is quite nice. There is also a little restaurant in it. We didn't go, but heard from others that it is good.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If your into art or not check it out. There is a lot to do and see in the downtown KC area and this museum is worth a stop to check out. Lots to see and I am sure teach person will find something appealing to them. the art work makes you think!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My wife and I visited the Kemper on Sunday, July 05. We love this museum, because it usually has one spectacular exhibit. This visit was no exception. The Cvijanovic exhibit is a wonder; this artist has used the large gallery to display paintings that are three-dimensional and massive. It will be at the Kemper until September 20, 2015. The Kemper... More 

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

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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Additional Information about Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

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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