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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 4420 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111
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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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Treasure of an art experience

This is a gem of a museum in KC. The exhibits are always interesting! It's free too!!! Please check it out you won't be disappointed!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
573Jackie2810
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Columbia, Missouri
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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Check out what is exhibiting first as this is a very small museum. Saw Finnish art exhibit which was very good. In-house restaurant, Cafe Sebastienne, is the real reason to go. Excellent food in European-style setting amongst copies of famous contemporary art.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a gem of a museum in KC. The exhibits are always interesting! It's free too!!! Please check it out you won't be disappointed!

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and clean presentation. Plenty of room to enjoy the display. Very good lighting and interesting exhibits...

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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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Oregon
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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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