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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City Missouri


Mon: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tues, Wed: Closed
Thur: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat, Sun: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission Information
Free general admission. Reserved tickets required for non-members to visit anywhere in the museum, including Rozzelle Court Restaurant. Visit for the latest information on advanced reservations and admission.


Origins: Collecting to Create the Nelson-Atkins

August 14, 2021 - March 6, 2022
This exhibition explores the beginnings of the collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art as well as the people who made choices about what types of art to collect, the challenges and opportunities of acquiring art during the Great Depression, and the vast diversity of the museum’s first objects.

Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles

September 25, 2021 - March 6, 2022
For the first time in decades, the Nelson-Atkins will display rarely seen Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Persian costumes and textiles. Made with fine materials, exemplary techniques, and artistry, the sumptuous textiles in this exhibition conveyed the identities, status, and taste of local and international patrons and consumers.