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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 4420 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone Number: +1 816-753-5784
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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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Very Enjoyable Museum

Lots of great works here. A medium size museum with a good collection of major artist sculpture and other works. Worthwhile stop.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of great works here. A medium size museum with a good collection of major artist sculpture and other works. Worthwhile stop.

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Warrensburg, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

I've loved this place since they opened. It is truly a gem for contemporary art lovers. Plan to eat lunch, before,during, or after browsing. The chef is excellent. Cafe Sebastienne is on of my favorite places to eat as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

There are only a few rooms to this contemporary art museum, but the exhibits rotate frequently and are first rate. We saw one on bridges as art. But make time for the restaurant!! A first rate chef creates delicious lunches.

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Loved this small unique modern museum near a giant world class museum. But it is worth a visit.We enjoyed our visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

I love this place! The collection and the exhibition we saw were excellent. Difficult to believe there is free admission. One of the highlights is the café. The walls are all painted after various artists--one of the most interesting café spaces I have ever seen. Really recommend having lunch there.

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Grapevine, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This is a small museum that has a few different display areas as well as a cafe. There are also a few outdoor sculptures. Admission is free and so is parking in the lot behind the museum. I don't know how busy it gets there, but the lot isn't overly large so it's possible you might just park at the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

A pleasant gallery with nice staff. Worth a visit, especially in combination with lunch as the cafe is marvellous and an art work in itself.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Small, free museum with some interesting exhibits If you are in the area pop in. Free parking and a nice area around the museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Small quaint museum with a very popular cafe inside. Helpful staff. Very clean. Beautiful grounds and very helpful with local questions and directions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

This small, manageable museum, on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, is a must visit, especially if you're in the area visiting the park or the St Louis Museum of Art.

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