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Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

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Address: 2818 Frederick Ave, Saint Joseph, MO 64506-2903
Phone Number: 816-233-7003
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I'm not an art lover

BUT, let start out by saying that I actually enjoyed visiting this museum. The Kempers and their foundation have done a terrific job of gathering collections to exhibit. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
LaJuania D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

BUT, let start out by saying that I actually enjoyed visiting this museum. The Kempers and their foundation have done a terrific job of gathering collections to exhibit. The artwork runs the gamut from traditional oil on canvas to some of the newest techniques. Don't forget to go downstairs to see the library and private saloon! An added benefit was... More 

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Shawnee, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Always an enjoyable outing that exhibits a fine permanent collection plus rotating exhibits of great interest. Our group this time fortunate to have new impressive curator give us the history of the original house and the museum's history. Lunch in pretty setting available certain days.

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Danville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Thus unique museum offers a wide variety of art and a wonderful gift shop. Perfect for a couple of hours to revive your senses.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We’ve been to quite a few art museums in this country and others, and too often, we feel overwhelemed by the sheer volume of visual stimulation. This is a good sized-museum. It’s a very nice place, relatively small, the art is well-displayed and well-lighted, and it’s never very busy. I especially like the room in the museum’s northwest corner highlighting... More 

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Thank Dmarkwind
Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Every now and then you come across a small museum at which you find yourself saying with delight: "Where has THIS place been hiding." You might find this to be one of them. The small but well-chosen collection is nicely and intimately displayed and provides a representative survey of paintings by significant American painters from the 18th to 20th centuries.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph specializes in American Art - it's permanent collection is quite impressive for a small museum. It also has two gallery spaces that are used for temporary exhibits. Its well worth a visit.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Sometimes you just have to stop and read the small sign that says: Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art. Originally, this magnificent building was home to Mr. Albrecht who owned Western Tablet Company--home of the Big Chief tablet and so much more. Now the Mead Corporation.Later, it was converted into a gallery. The grounds alone are beautiful. Weddings and picture ops are... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

At first you think it's someone's stately home, which it was, years ago. Then once around the back in the parking lot the entrance is visible. Beautiful pieces are on display both historic & contemporary, including students of Thomas Hart Benton.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The museum was a beautiful place for our wedding reception and Robyn the special events coordinator and her staff were just wonderful to work with. The guests enjoyed viewing the art, the gardens looked lovely, and the entire event flowed smoothly. We were very happy to be there.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Looking for a nice spot to have a light lunch that isn't fast food? This is the place to be! They serve lunch Wednesday and Thursday each week and the menu changes as well. This is a great spot for a girls luncheon, client lunch or just a date spot. Enjoy the art and the food!

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