Community Programs

Pre-Visit Video:
Discover and Learn | Your Group Visit to the Nelson-Atkins

Because art enriches our lives and our community, the Nelson-Atkins strives to share its exceptional collection with everyone. The Museum’s community programs cast a large net, drawing in and welcoming audiences who traditionally have not visited the Nelson-Atkins.

Reaching Out to Youth
The Nelson-Atkins joins area agencies like Swope Corridor Renaissance, the Guadalupe Center’s Plaza de Niño’s Preschool, Operation Breakthrough, and Whatsoever Community Center to initiate underserved youth and their families into the rewarding world of art education. Children benefit from after-school studio classes, Art Week programs and summer art classes lasting several weeks. All programs feature interactive gallery discussions and hands-on art-making in the Ford Learning Center.

Contact Us for more information about participating in this program.

The Museum is always seeking to expand community partnerships. Call 816.751.1ART to discuss how your organization can join the Nelson-Atkins in inspiring young people.

Youth serving professionals are invited to visit our Educator Resource Center for art related resources to use with their community programs.

Youth Scholarship Program
Where the power of art engages the spirit of community
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