"Nelson Art Gallery" Art Museums & Galleries Tip by Davidp1952

Art Museums & Galleries, Kansas City: 25 reviews and 45 photos

Located in the very middle of the United States, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is one of the country?s premier art institutions. Its rich collections bring together masterpieces from every culture and period of the world, from ancient times to the present day. The Museum opened its doors in 1933 as a gift to the community from William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915), founder of The Kansas City Star. Contributions from the estate of Mary McAfee Atkins (1836-1911) helped build the building.

The Nelson-Atkins has prestigious collections of European and American art, but it is known above all for its magnificent collection of Asian art, notably the arts of China, which has made it one of the nation?s centers for the study of Chinese art.

Modern sculpture is another area of distinction, both inside the Museum and outdoors in The Kansas City Sculpture Park, which features the country?s largest collection of monumental bronzes by the British sculptor Henry Moore as well as works by other modern masters.

The Museum also is home to outstanding collections of ancient art, decorative arts and the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. In addition to the permanent collection, visitors may enjoy an ever-changing schedule of special exhibitions organized by the Nelson-Atkins and other institutions. We hope our web site will aid you in planning a personal visit to discover for yourself these inspiring works of mankind?s imagination.

Directions: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-1873
World Wide Web address:
http://www.kansascity.com (then click on Nelson-Atkins logo a

othercontact: 816-751-1278 Recorded Informatio

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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