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“It may be taste, but we were disappointed”

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Ranked #27 of 152 things to do in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Established in 1885 as Kansas City's first cultural institution, this art museum houses a rich collection of modern and contemporary art.
Orlando, Florida
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190 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“It may be taste, but we were disappointed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

With contemporary in the name, I guess you get what was advertised. Both the rotating and permanent exhibits were a bit sparse. We're not sure what constitutes renown artists or the best technique, but the works in the contemporary classification do not appeal to us. So the free visit was very short.

Visited November 2013
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53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great KC Treasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

Come and spend the day. The displays and art compare to the best in all ways. The ability to walk up to great art and view cannot be beat.

Visited November 2013
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Burbank, California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Art, Architecture and Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is a fine museum with interesting art and a wonderful restaurant to recommend it. I will definitely visit when I am in KC again.

Visited October 2013
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It was just OK...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Me and my family went here to kill some time just before check-in at a nearby hotel. There wasn't much to see. There were very few exhibits of interest and the staff in the gift shop were only helpful to those whom they assumed could afford their bloated prices. On the other hand, at least it was free!! 2.5 to 3 stars at best.

Visited June 2013
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Newton, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delightful small art museum - and Free”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

This museum is a jewel box - small enough to really cover in less than an hour. Has a wonderful cafe - be sure to have a coffee and a bite to eat. A real gem. Has free parking (one building away) to the right - so look for it.

Visited October 2013
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