The Nelson-Atkins Building reflecting in the glass of the Bloch Building

Museum Mission

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Where the power of art engages the spirit of community.

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.

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4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

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