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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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TYPE: Art Associations
LOCATION/DISTRICT: Country Club Plaza Area
ADDRESS: 4525 Oak St. Kansas City, MO 64111-
PHONE: 816-751-1ART(1278)
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5 out of 5 stars (5 Reviews)

Price: Free Admission
Hours: Open 10am-5pm Wed., 10am-9pm Thu.-Fri., 10am-5pm Sat.-Sun.

You are invited to discover some of the 34,500 pieces in the collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. From ceramic objects found in ancient Chinese tombs to whimsical sculptures of badminton birdies, the Nelson-Atkins collection spans over 5,000 years of humanity.

The Nelson-Atkins aspires to create a glorious environment--the ongoing experience which is in itself as compelling as a single "blockbuster" event. Each visit to the Nelson-Atkins brings different connections and unique experiences. Whether you are exploring the collection for the first time or the hundredth time, there's always something new.

The Nelson-Atkins has two restaurants and gift shop. Rozzelle Court Restaurant is fashioned after an open-air Italian courtyard and offers buffet-style service of main dishes, salads, soups, breads and desserts. The Café is a sleek alternative to Rozzelle Court. This casual, glass-enclosed café tempts visitors to indulge in savory bites and mouth-watering desserts. Seasonal terrace seating overlooks the Museum's gorgeous entry plaza.

The Museum Store offers extensive selections of art and design books, home décor, cards, exhibition catalogs, CDs and unusual gift items. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for the art lover in your life, or buying for yourself, you will be sure to find a beautiful selection at the Nelson-Atkins' Museum Store.

A place for quiet relaxation, creative inspiration, or an exhilarating start to your weekend - the Nelson-Atkins invites you to experience one of the country's pre-eminent cultural destinations.


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5 out of 5 stars

Jeremy S. - fairbury, NE

Here's me doing my best Captain Morgan impression in front of the Nelson Atkins museum in Kansas City! A great piece of Kansas City culture for sure!

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5 out of 5 stars

Rachel M. - Kansas City, MO

It took two of us to lift this shuttlecock at the Nelson Atkins Museum!

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Day at the ALS walk/Nelson Museum

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Teresa R. - Cassville, MO

One time right after the annual ALS walk, Walk to Defeet ALS. It had to be in 2001 on a Sunday. We were there to support my brother, Eric B. who had been recently diagnosed with ALS. The walk used to go around the Plaza area. What a great walk it was. With bag pipe serenade and all. I love the architecture through the Plaza area.

It was a little rainy in the morning but by the afternoon the sun was out and it was a beautiful day. Blue skies and brisk air, it was a wonderful fall day. My son, Marshall and I went over to enjoy the Nelson Museum. As we came out of the building we were walking along the trees where a sloping hill came out by the museum. We couldn't resist the temptation to lay down on the grassy knoll and watch the clouds go by above.

It was one of the most poignant, beautiful days that I have had with my family and son and I will never forget it. That's why I LOVE Kansas City!

A KC Must See!


5 out of 5 stars

Lindsay M. - Rogers, AR

The Nelson-Atkins Museum was the highlight of our recent visit. It's beautiful, free and filled with amazing works of art. We were so thrilled to be standing face-to-face with art by Monet, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, even Warhol. You can spend hours browsing inside and out. The museum is top-notch and a must see when visiting KC!


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Connie M. - Lee's Summit, MO

Having just moved to the area last year, my family has found great pleasure in taking all our out-of-town guests to the Nelson-Atkins. We've been numerous times and find new things to marvel at during each and every visit. My young sons love it as much as the adults do. In fact, they act as amateur docents, pointing out and explaining their favorite works of art to friends and family. What a fabulous artistic treasure trove!

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Special Offers

"The Plains Indians" 2-for-1 tickets at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins salutes our military with a 2-for-1 ticket offer for "The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky" exhibition. Open Sept. 19. Valid for active, reserve and retired military and immediate family (under 12 is free.) Not valid with any other discounts or offers. May use when purchasing tickets online, at 816-751-1278 or at the Info Desk in Bloch Lobby. Print out, show on mobile device or mention KC Salute to the Military offer at the Info Desk when purchasing tickets.

Offer Valid Until: September 27, 2014 - November 11, 2014

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St.
Phone: 816-751-1ART
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