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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Venue Type: Museum

united states

September 19th - January 11th, 2015 The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky
August 31st - February 15th, 2015 Worldly Luxuries: Repetition in Renaissance Textiles
August 16th - February 22nd, 2015 Landscapes: Real and Imagined
August 6th - February 1st, 2015 Stone and Mist: Chinese Landscape Photography
Michael Cherney
July 25th - January 11th, 2015 Across the Indian Country: Photographs by Alexander Gardner, 1867-68
Alexander Gardner
July 2nd - February 22nd, 2015 Highlights from the Collection of The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
June 20th - January 4th, 2015 Presence & Absence
Tom Price
June 20th - May 31st, 2015 Revealing a Hidden Treasure: A Jain Shrine from India
June 18th - December 14th Caricature, Fashion and Fantasy
May 21st - February 15th, 2015 Benton in Black and White
Thomas Hart Benton
January 31st - December 1st Splendors of Japanese Art
Wed, 10 a.m.—4 p.m. Thurs, Fri, 10 a.m.—9 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m.—5 p.m. Sun, Noon—5 p.m.
Admission is free
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Since it opened its doors to the public in 1933, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has been strongly committed to serving the Kansas City community. Every decision made and every step taken is with the visitor and public in mind.

The precedent of reaching out to the community was set on Dec. 11, 1933, when the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts was unveiled to a staggering crowd—nearly 8,000 people crossed over the Museum threshold that cold winter day—and in one week’s passing 32,000 visitors had entered the building. Perhaps never before had Kansas Citians had so much to marvel at under one roof, and it seems they understood from that first encounter that this art museum was theirs, envisioned and realized as a grand gathering place for people and art.

Art for the sake of public enjoyment was explicit in William Rockhill Nelson’s will, and  still today the Museum strives to create an environment where people make personal connections with art. To encourage meaningful experiences, the Museum engages its public with programs that spark imagination, classes for all skill levels, special exhibitions of national reputation, improved and expanded facilities, partnerships that target underserved audiences, tours for adults and school children, professional development for teachers, dedicated visitor services staff and free admission to all, every day.

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