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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

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Small museum but powerful exhibits

Sometimes large art museums can feel overwhelming with their vast collections which makes smaller... read more

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Yachats, Oregon
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Free fun

I love this museum because it was free! The modern art exhibits were beautiful. There was even an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sometimes large art museums can feel overwhelming with their vast collections which makes smaller museums feel more intimate and welcoming. That can be said of The Kemper. From the Chihuly glass sculptures and the entrance to several rooms with permanent as well as temporary collections,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this museum because it was free! The modern art exhibits were beautiful. There was even an interactive exhibit where kids could make art.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2019

A lovely museum housing contemporary art. Most of the building is taken with exhibitions but they do display pieces from their permanent collection. It's free too with nice sculptures outside.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

This exhibition will appeal to those with a taste for modern art, although visitors should be aware that about half the exhibits may be deemed as not suitable for children. There is a warning to this effect on the entrance to the large gallery. Entry...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Akumuk
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Such an enjoyabe collection in the Modern motif in a museum that one can easily see quickly or stay for a longer period, linger over lunch, or shop at the fine bookstore for art books. Enjoy the currated shows I've seen and make it a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jesseMN
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Not our cup of tea with the current exhibits, but a cool building, setting and some interesting pieces. Remember, art may not always be something you like, but art is still worthy of consideration. In a local art/museum area of town. Lots of options and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Great collection and exhibits every time I've gone. Best part it's free and super close to the Nelson-Atkins.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

A great way to spend a few hours. It is a nice place to look and contemplate many different works and it is well thought out.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carl G
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Some very fascinating exhibits of contemporary artists work. It appeared the venue did a bigger business with the restaurant and with the art classes than as an exhibit. Fun to see, though, and it won't take long to go through the entire collection.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sandsprite
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The sculptures outside the museum led us inside with visual contemplation. The interior was small and I would have like to see more, but there was limited space. There is a cafe inside and to see some of the works, you had to wander through...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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We found easy (free) parking right by the rear doors. The lot was still open when we left.