The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City: Hours, Address, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Reviews: 5/5

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Drop in for an hour, come for lunch, or spend the entire day wandering through world-class galleries. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is the cultural jewel of Kansas City and just three blocks from the Country Club Plaza, and admission is free. The Nelson-Atkins, recognized as one of America’s finest art museums, strives to be the place where the power of art engages the spirit of community. With 40,000 works of art, the Nelson-Atkins is best known for its new Bloch Galleries, featuring Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, plus its Asian art, photography, American paintings, American Indian and Egyptian galleries. The Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, a beautiful setting for a walk or picnic, is an oasis in the city and home to notable sculptures.
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RobBoston80
Boston, MA1,148 contributions
I came to see the Steven Holl addition to the museum and was not disappointed. The architecture is very good, and the staff were all friendly and accommodating. We went on a rainy day (normally a good choice for a museum) but this limited our exposure to the outdoor sculpture walk.
Written July 30, 2022
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Phildvoid
Brooklyn, NY21 contributions
Availability of Smartify made visit very interesting. Docents were helpful. Closure of Japanese art section was disappointing.
Written July 29, 2022
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LAFFSTOP
Mission Viejo, CA209 contributions
A good mixture of modern and classic art with expansive outdoor gardens and a tasty cafeteria located conveniently in the center of the museum
Written July 11, 2022
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Maxim V
Destin, FL19 contributions
Amazing Museum. You will need a whole day or a couple of visits to explore it all. Breath taking collection of art. Highly recommend.
Written July 3, 2022
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CenterFielder
Nashville, TN171 contributions
Couples
My wife and I were in KC for our wedding anniversary and thought we would take an hour at this incredible art museum. We stayed until closing and never got off the first floor. Amazing works of art, even a Caravaggio! Do not miss this art museum! It is free, too.
Written June 12, 2022
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johannasheehy
Boca Raton, FL16 contributions
We only had time to see the Thomas Hart Benton paintings but we could see how extensive the collection was. I never imagined such a collection in Kansas City. If I had an opportunity to return I would plan to spend the day. The museum is free but parking in the underground garage, which is very convenient, is $12.00
Written May 24, 2022
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bluegrassmom3
Owensboro, KY398 contributions
We took our dog out at the sculpture park to walk around. It was a haven of activity. Wish we had time to play the Art Golf - looked fun!
Written May 19, 2022
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derrickwg36
Colorado Springs, CO3,465 contributions
Friends
This is an amazing art museum. The museum has many great artworks from artist such as Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh. The museum is well laid-out and contains artwork from classic European artist to modern American artists. The museum also has a great sculpture collection. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and eager to assist if you have any questions. Outside of the museum is a great place for a picnic or activities outdoor activities, such as a glass maze. I highly recommend this museum for a day trip.
Written May 14, 2022
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kevan j
Norman, OK1,139 contributions
This is a really great museum! We spent an afternoon here while visiting KC. Lots of great art and very well organized (i.e., NOT chaotic like some art museums). Benches to sit and enjoy some of the pieces. Portable stools available to carry around so you can sit and enjoy any of the pieces. Super friendly and helpful docents. Museum is free, but underground parking (which I recommend) is $12. We spent most of our time at the Plaza level starting with ancient Egypt all the way through the twentieth century. Wish we could have spent more time to see it all.
Written April 29, 2022
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dana p
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I was alone in every gallery I entered, except for the aggressive staff that followed me and insisted that I wear a mask. Each time I had to explain that I have a medical exemption, the 10th time I had to explain myself I left with no plans to EVER return. Shame on them for "following orders" and not questioning the requirement to wear face covering.
Written March 27, 2022
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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is open:
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Mon 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM