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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 - 4:00 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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This place is great

Very interesting works of art. It has a very exciting atmosphere during an exhibit opening. Every time I've been they have new things for me to stare at. I love it. Plus it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very interesting works of art. It has a very exciting atmosphere during an exhibit opening. Every time I've been they have new things for me to stare at. I love it. Plus it's free. You can't beat that.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I love the Kemper Museum because both the museum and the museum grounds are beautiful, and the art works are significant and ever-changing. The location of this museum is conveniently located close to other popular attractions in Kansas City. I love being able to pop in and quickly browse the exhibits when I am in the neighborhood...I can spend as... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Every time that I've gone to the Kemper the displays are different and I really love the changes! The gift shop is nice and a wonderful place to get gifts.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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153 reviews 153 reviews
89 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I'll be honest when I say I don't like modern/contemporary art most of the time. I do like some of the exhibitions that come through here. The museum is a nice compliment to the KC Art Scene. Most frequently I visit for the restaurant. The Reuben is the best I've ever had!

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New York City, New York
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648 reviews 648 reviews
194 attraction reviews
309 helpful votes 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I have visited the main museum many times, but this time the desk clerk mentioned that there was an exhibit down the street in the museum office building. I had never heard of it. Unfortunately she did not have the address, just told me to walk down the road and look for a building with a sculpture in the lawn.... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I'm a bit confused by the positive reviews of this museum. It is very small and took less than 20 minutes to go through. Additionally, when we walked in, we walked into a wedding reception being set up and there were no signs telling us where to go and where not to go. We weren't even sure we should be... More 

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Wingham, Canada
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130 reviews 130 reviews
31 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great little gem of an art gallery, not huge, but very well displayed with some interesting pieces, and it's free. They did have a lovely looking cafe inside also, we didn't go. And a great shop with work by area artists, some jewelry, books , some ceramics, most things hand made.we spent about an hour here, very enjoyable.

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New York City, New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
42 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Not showing too much of its own collection, but a worthwhile visit. Attractive building. Worth going if you like contemporary art. Interesting works.

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Kansas City
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My husband and I came here for the start of a date night. It was quiet and not too busy. Free to get in. Took us about and hour to walk through. Very interesting!

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Hastings, Nebraska
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224 reviews 224 reviews
125 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The two best parts are that it is small and free. It has what all contemporary art museums have... things they maintain are 'art'. Thankfully there are a few nice pieces by Chihuly and Wyeth amongst the detritus.

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