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Kansas City Art Museums: Art Museums Around Kansas City

Below are our Kansas City Art Museum recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, museum history and other points of interest in Kansas City Art.

H&R Block Artspace

The Artspace houses the Kansas City Art Institute’s permanent collection, including more than 1,000 paintings, sculptures, ceramics, works on paper, decorative art and collectibles. It also has a special holding of prints by Landfall Press of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Institute began collecting art in 1885, and the permanent collection that grew from it today serves as a learning tool for Institute students, as well as a popular attraction for …more…

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

The Kemper opened in 1994 with a donation from the museum’s founders, Bebe and Crosby Kemper. Its collection includes works by Louise Bourgeois, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Mapplethorpe. It puts on 10 to 12 special exhibitions annually. Along with regular exhibitions, the museum shows film series, performances, and offers lectures and workshops.

Since its founding, the museum has continued to grow. It has recently acquired works by Ellsworth Kelly, …more…

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (The Nelson)

A world-class museum located in the heart of Kansas City, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art offers art lovers a fabulous opportunity to view a great collection of pieces from basically every major art movement possible. The best part? It’s all free, including tours (both docent-led and audio). For those interested in Asian art, the Nelson is particularly well-stocked. Another strength of the museum is the variety of activities and amenities …more…

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, MO)

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is located on the Johnson County Community College (JCCC) campus, and serves the school as well as the greater Johnson County area.  In 2006, JCCC was cited by Public Art Review magazine as one of the top 10 college campuses for public art in the United States. ...more...