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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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Gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Wingham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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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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109 attraction reviews
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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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Tucson Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We hopped on a bus (MAX) in front of the Crown Center, and were on our way to visit The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. However, when you get off that bus, you must go by the Kemper Museum to get to the other one. So, since we were "tourists" and had time, we popped in here. We loved it. So... More 

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Leavenworth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Love the exhibits at this place. Free museum with good parking. They have a restaurant inside that is top notch. It is a small museum and won't take all day to visit, but it is worth visiting.

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Wichita, Kansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

They feature some pretty nice art here, it's a beautiful facility, and the restaurant is really quite good and definitely worth dining at as part of the experience/visit.

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Greenwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are in the mood for some very interesting pieces of art, this is the place to go. There are also very creative displays. I actually like this art museum better than some of the more traditional ones. It is small but a wonderful art experience. Lots of schools bring thier students here for field trips.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

All one one floor, soaring ceilings. Good collection of well known artists such as Chihuly, Nevelson, Wyeth showing singular pieces. Also some not so well known (to me I guess) like Hung Liu, who had multiple pieces in a special exhibition. Nice little restuarant in courtyard with interesting menu. Small enough that one can see it in an hour.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Museum has a lot of cool art, but it doesn't take more than an hour to see everything. The Café inside was excellent. You can bring the family but I can't imagine the kids staying entertained for long. It pairs well with the Nelson-Atkins Museum, and is close by.

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