The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art arose from the instincts and ambitions of two private individuals who shared the dream of providing a public art museum for Kansas City and the surrounding region.

William Rockhill Nelson, founder of The Kansas City Star, was convinced that for a city to be truly civilized, art and culture were necessities. When he died in 1915, the bulk of his estate was used to establish the William Rockhill Nelson Trust for the purchase of works of art “which will contribute

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LOCATION

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

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Accessibility Information

American Sign Language interpreters are available free of charge for talks and presentations. To schedule an interpreter, please contact communityprograms@nelson-atkins.org or call 816-751-0441. Please allow two weeks’ notice to schedule an interpreter.

PARKING INFO

Entrance to the Parking Garage is off Oak Street, just south of 45th Street. The garage is fully ADA accessible. Parking is $10 per car | Free for members A free lot at the corner of 45th Street and Rockhill Road is available first come, first served. Public parking may not be available there during special events.

PUBLIC HOURS

Wednesday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday-Friday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday: CLOSED Closed New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

PUBLIC ADMISSION FEES

Museum admission is FREE every day. Ticketed Exhibitions Adults: $12 Seniors: $10 Students with ID: $6 Children 12 and under: Free Members: Free Many exhibitions have free admission.

PHOTOS

  • Caravaggio's "Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness" in the European Art galleries.

VIDEOS

  • Visitors share their impressions of the Museum, favorite art or galleries, as well as personal stories and reflections to explain why they love The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

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