Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Amazing Architecture & Artwork

Featuring an impressive collection of more than 33,500 objects, this inspiring attraction is known for its neoclassical architecture and Asian art. Peruse an immense array of artwork, from ancient to modern times. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art showcases art in many mediums, including paintings, sculptures, photography and decorative arts. One of the highlights is the delightful installation of giant shuttlecocks on the front lawn, a playful juxtaposition against the museum’s stately façade.


Hours –

5PM Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday; 10AM-9PM Thursday & Friday

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  • Art Exhibits
  • Activities
  • Musem Tours
  • Gift Shop


  • Are classes available?

    Yes, you’ll find art classes for children, teens and adults at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Sign up for educational classes based on the museum’s exhibits, or learn how to draw, paint and sculpt.
  • Is there a gift store?

    Yes, the museum store offers an eclectic array of art objects, gift items and novelties for children. Shop for handmade jewelry, floral prints, stationary, art books, ceramic tiles and much more.

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