Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 

You have to visit this museum while you’re in Kansas City.

The museum’s history is abundant, and the collection is vast, with reasons to visit frequently. You will see true originals, mankind’s best achievements, from contemporary to ancient works of art. Also, you will feel the strength of the community, as diverse cultures are celebrated important days are marked with tours, festivals, dancing, talks, and classes.

Check the museum out with friends and family, at your own pace, or by yourself.

Every day, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is devoted to inspiring creativity, educating communities, and building relationships through art.


The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art came from the ambitions and instincts of two individuals who had the dream of building a public art museum for Kansas City and the surrounding communities.

Currently, the Nelson-Atkins keeps collections of over 36,000 works of art and welcomes over 450,000 visitors annually.

The Nelson-Atkins is a meeting spot for folks to contemplate and share the best creations of humankind.

Free admission offers all the chance to appreciate, enjoy, and understand the best visual arts.

The Nelson-Atkins is the heart and soul of Kansas City. When you become a member, you become part of a Kansas City legacy. You encourage future generations of support and you donate to a mission larger than just today.

Due to your support, the museum can offer cultural programs and educational resources to your friends, neighbors, and family. Regardless if you’re a Friends of Art patron, a Society of Fellows member, or a corporate supporter, your gift every year makes a difference.

Shop & Eat

Quay Coffee

Come to the Quay Coffee in the Bloch Building for tea, coffee, and espresso drinks.

Rozzelle Court Restaurant

In the style of an Italian courtyard, Rozzelle Court Restaurant offers beautiful cuisine worthy of its magnificent setting. Enjoy wonderfully crafted sandwiches, bread, signature salads, soups, and desserts altered seasonally to use the freshest ingredients.

Rozzelle Court Restaurant has self-service dining for lunch. Dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegetarian options are available. The family is welcome.

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