Kansas City's premier museum, occupying an impressive 1933 neoclassical building and a strikingly modern addition, boasts a collection spanning 5,000 years. It's especially noted for Asian art, including Tang dynasty bowls and Ming dynasty furniture; a 22-acre outdoor sculpture garden with the largest U.S. collection of bronzes by Henry Moore; the largest public collection of works by Missouri native Thomas Hart Benton; and one of the country's largest collections of American photography. It also has European paintings, from Romanesque and baroque to Impressionist, along with more contemporary works from expressionism to pop art. The museum includes works by Caravaggio (his Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness is a museum treasure), Rubens, Rembrandt, Renoir, Monet, Picasso, van Gogh, Kandinsky, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol. The Rozelle Court Restaurant, in the style of a 15th-century courtyard, has extended dinner hours on Friday. Plan on 2 to 3 hours here.
Kansas City› Attraction
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St, Kansas City, USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Just east of Country Club Plaza Hours Tues-Wed 10am-4pm; Thurs-Fri 10am-9pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm Phone 816/751-1278 Prices Free admission (special exhibitions cost extra) Web site Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Map4525 Oak St Kansas City USA Kansas City
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