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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Worlds of art and history can be found at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, one of the most renowned institutions in the country. Journey through the ages with works that range as widely in style as they do in age—some more than 5,000 years old—from an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus to recently added Impressionist masterpieces.

More to Know

  • Masterpieces await in this free, acclaimed art gallery. Wander through its halls and discover some of the most important and influential works in history.
  • The March 2017 opening of the new Bloch Galleries marked the beginning of a new era for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The collection almost doubles the museum’s Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art and features nearly 30 Impressionist masterpieces, including works by Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Camille Pissarro and more.
  • The museum’s artful displays aren’t just confined indoors. Step outside and you’ll find the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, where you can marvel at dozens of works—Shuttlecocks included—each more photographable than the last.
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