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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Oasis in the city

Small, well curated museum. Small sculpture garden, saw many families having pleasant picnics... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharman R
Denver, Colorado, United States
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Beautiful space, wonderful art museum!

This is a gorgeous art museum and it is FREE! I did not spend as much time here as I would have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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4420 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111-1821
+1 816-753-5784
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were expecting a lot more from this place based on all the glowing reviews! Sadly, for us, it was a disappointment. The building itself was very nice. The exhibits were lacking. The Nelson-Atkins Museum is still our favorite for art.

Thank Mary Catherine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small, well curated museum. Small sculpture garden, saw many families having pleasant picnics. Creative children’s area best for children > 5 with drawing table and ability to construct models for public sculpture. Best part- free admission!

Thank Sharman R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like many new art museums, it is more about the building itself rather than maximizing gallery space. It is a fine building and the outdoor sculptures are fun. Once you are indoors you find very little actual gallery space. It is as if the art...More

Thank hermuslj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous art museum and it is FREE! I did not spend as much time here as I would have liked, because I was under a time crunch, but it was beautiful. The exhibitions were very well done. I really liked the Garry...More

Thank THD
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We were there when there was a busload of child ren there, which did slightly restrict our viewing,but was not distracting. After having been a member of the St. Louis art museum, I would consider Kemper quite basic, but adequate.

Thank cardsmojo
Reviewed July 9, 2018

So my favorite thing to do is see the current exhibitions and then eat at the Kemper (the food is excellent but pricey). If you are looking for comfortable art, this is probably not the place for you - Contemporary in the name is there...More

Thank Kathrine S
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

You should definitely stop here while visiting the other museum in the area. Two or three smaller exhibits are all you get but they were wonderful if you like current-day art. Free to get in (we gave a small donation) and it took us about...More

Thank Vmparent
Reviewed July 8, 2018

This is a small museum, square footage wise but it's excellently curated. Every special exhibit I've toured has been truly interesting and informative. I love to come here and just walk through the art, admiring all there is to see. Staff is helpful.

Thank wvbees220
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This museum has great exhibits and good food in the small dining room. There is never enough parking during peak hours.

Thank Carol L
Reviewed June 2, 2018

4 rotating exhibits. Free entry (donations accepted). Great place to stop on a rainy day or just because. Be sure to check out their cafe which is covered top to bottom in artwork.

Thank MBlair1
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Response from Sharon_R_H | Reviewed this property |
We found easy (free) parking right by the rear doors. The lot was still open when we left.