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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts and the varied cultures they represent. It is committed through its collections and programs to being a vital partner in the educational and cultural life of Kansas City and a preeminent institution both nationally and internationally.

The Nelson-Atkins strives to achieve this goal by adherence to the highest professional standards in the collection, preservation, exhibition and interpretation of works of art.

Hours and Admission
Wednesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday/Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admission is free to the Nelson-Atkins every day.

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays, New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

ROZZELLE COURT RESTAURANT
Lunch | Wed-Sat, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Brunch | Sun, Noon-3 p.m.
Happy Hour @ Bloch Lobby | Thursdays, 5:30-8 p.m.
Served dinner & live music Fridays | 5-10:30 p.m. Menu and performers change weekly.
Reservations 816-751-1ART (1278), Option 2.

Tours
Highlights of the Collection

Wed–Fri 1:30 p.m.

Thurs/Fri 6:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Sat/Sun 1:30 & 2:30 p.m.

FREE | Meet at Info Desk

Drop in for a guided tour and enjoy interesting conversation about works in the collection.

Upcoming Events

August 2016
Free

Emperors, Scholars, and Temples: Tastemakers of China’s Ming and Qing Dynasties

August 12, 2016 - July 9, 2017

During the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, the arts of China reached full maturity. Painting, calligraphy, porcelain and textiles flourished, and new styles and techniques emerged. The imperial court, scholars and temples supported this profusion of creativity, each establishing distinctive, yet overlapping artistic styles. Emperors held court in the Forbidden City in Beijing in unparalleled splendor. Courtiers, empresses and concubines wore extravagant garb and beautiful jewelry. Across the empire, an educated class of scholars pursued elegant and cultured lifestyles.…

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April 2017

YFA Second Friday Happy Hour

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Grab your friends to join YFA and special guest BOTAR featuring a live band and food trucks outdoors. Become a member during happy hour to receive great benefits all year long and learn more about supporting YOUR museum. Cash bar available with special member pricing.

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Third Thursday

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Third Thursday

Join this not-so-quiet night at the museum every month for live music, free programs, art activities and more, showcasing the talents of our local artists and collaborators, just for adult audiences!

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May 2017

YFA Second Friday Happy Hour

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Grab your friends to join YFA and special guest BOTAR featuring a live band and food trucks outdoors. Become a member during happy hour to receive great benefits all year long and learn more about supporting YOUR museum. Cash bar available with special member pricing.

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Third Thursday

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Third Thursday

Join this not-so-quiet night at the museum every month for live music, free programs, art activities and more, showcasing the talents of our local artists and collaborators, just for adult audiences!

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June 2017

YFA Second Friday Happy Hour

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Grab your friends to join YFA and special guest BOTAR featuring a live band and food trucks outdoors. Become a member during happy hour to receive great benefits all year long and learn more about supporting YOUR museum. Cash bar available with special member pricing.

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Third Thursday

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Third Thursday

Join this not-so-quiet night at the museum every month for live music, free programs, art activities and more, showcasing the talents of our local artists and collaborators, just for adult audiences!

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July 2017

YFA Second Friday Happy Hour

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Grab your friends to join YFA and special guest BOTAR featuring a live band and food trucks outdoors. Become a member during happy hour to receive great benefits all year long and learn more about supporting YOUR museum. Cash bar available with special member pricing.

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Third Thursday

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Third Thursday

Join this not-so-quiet night at the museum every month for live music, free programs, art activities and more, showcasing the talents of our local artists and collaborators, just for adult audiences!

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August 2017

YFA Second Friday Happy Hour

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Grab your friends to join YFA and special guest BOTAR featuring a live band and food trucks outdoors. Become a member during happy hour to receive great benefits all year long and learn more about supporting YOUR museum. Cash bar available with special member pricing.

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Third Thursday

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Third Thursday

Join this not-so-quiet night at the museum every month for live music, free programs, art activities and more, showcasing the talents of our local artists and collaborators, just for adult audiences!

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September 2017

YFA Second Friday Happy Hour

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Grab your friends to join YFA and special guest BOTAR featuring a live band and food trucks outdoors. Become a member during happy hour to receive great benefits all year long and learn more about supporting YOUR museum. Cash bar available with special member pricing.

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Third Thursday

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Third Thursday

Join this not-so-quiet night at the museum every month for live music, free programs, art activities and more, showcasing the talents of our local artists and collaborators, just for adult audiences!

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October 2017

YFA Second Friday Happy Hour

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Grab your friends to join YFA and special guest BOTAR featuring a live band and food trucks outdoors. Become a member during happy hour to receive great benefits all year long and learn more about supporting YOUR museum. Cash bar available with special member pricing.

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Third Thursday

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Third Thursday

Join this not-so-quiet night at the museum every month for live music, free programs, art activities and more, showcasing the talents of our local artists and collaborators, just for adult audiences!

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November 2017

YFA Second Friday Happy Hour

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Grab your friends to join YFA and special guest BOTAR featuring a live band and food trucks outdoors. Become a member during happy hour to receive great benefits all year long and learn more about supporting YOUR museum. Cash bar available with special member pricing.

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Third Thursday

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Third Thursday

Join this not-so-quiet night at the museum every month for live music, free programs, art activities and more, showcasing the talents of our local artists and collaborators, just for adult audiences!

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December 2017

YFA Second Friday Happy Hour

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Grab your friends to join YFA and special guest BOTAR featuring a live band and food trucks outdoors. Become a member during happy hour to receive great benefits all year long and learn more about supporting YOUR museum. Cash bar available with special member pricing.

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Third Thursday

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Third Thursday

Join this not-so-quiet night at the museum every month for live music, free programs, art activities and more, showcasing the talents of our local artists and collaborators, just for adult audiences!

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January 2018

YFA Second Friday Happy Hour

January 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Grab your friends to join YFA and special guest BOTAR featuring a live band and food trucks outdoors. Become a member during happy hour to receive great benefits all year long and learn more about supporting YOUR museum. Cash bar available with special member pricing.

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