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Museum Rental

Entertain in the company of your friends, family, colleagues—and some of the world’s greatest art. This Kansas City cultural treasure becomes the showplace for your event, planned to perfection by our imaginative special events staff.

Museum Rental Rates

Museum Rental Rates Not-for-Profit Groups

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Private Rental Events
Have the Museum or one of its signature venues all to yourself. Spectacular event settings promise an experience that cannot be duplicated elsewhere.  

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is an excellent venue for gala celebrations, stylized luncheons and dinners, cocktail receptions, employee appreciation, retirement events, reunions. Select galleries, featured exhibitions and docent tours can be used to complement any event.
Membership has its benefits and rental discounts are available at upper membership levels. Additionally nonprofit, 501(C)(3) organizations, educational and community groups are provided discounts for venue rentals.

Corporate Events
Mix business with pleasure—and advance your corporate image—with an event at the Nelson-Atkins. A benefit for Business Council members.

Luncheon Events with Museum Tour
Celebrate with friends in what Travel Holiday magazine calls “the prettiest museum café in the Midwest.” For bridal or baby showers, birthday luncheons or other get-togethers, combine a delightful pre-set meal with a docent-led tour.

Information to Keep in Mind

  • A rental fee is required for each event. The amount may vary depending on spaces used and time spent in the museum.  
  • Rozzelle Court Restaurant is the exclusive caterer for all museum events.
  • No political or religious ceremonies can be held on premises.
  • The Event Planning Department can help you coordinate your special needs including catering, audio-visual equipment, music, flowers and other special requests.

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