Visitors in American Paintings Gallery

Every visit to the Nelson-Atkins offers new and exciting discoveries. Our featured exhibitions bring the Museum’s outstanding collection of art together with magnificent works from private collections and world-renowned art institutions.


The following exhibitions are FREE.

American Soldier

January 23—June 21, 2015

Piranesi: Imaginative Spaces

December 17, 2014—June 14, 2015

World War I and the Rise of Modernism

December 17, 2014—July 19, 2015

Worldly Luxuries: Repetition in Renaissance Textiles

August 31, 2014—February 15, 2015

Landscapes: Real and Imagined

August 16, 2014—February 22, 2015

Starr Miniature Collection: The Sitter and the Setting

August 13, 2014—February 22, 2015

Stone and Mist: Chinese Landscape Photography by Michael Cherney

August 6, 2014—July 5, 2015

Highlights from the Collection of The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

July 2, 2014—February 22, 2015

Revealing a Hidden Treasure: A Jain Shrine from India

June 20, 2014—May 31, 2015

Benton in Black and White: Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton

May 21, 2014—February 15, 2015

Upcoming Exhibitions

Animalia: 19th and 20th Century European Prints and Drawings

February 8—August 23, 2015

American Folk Art from the Collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

February 18—November 1, 2015

Jump In! Architecture Workshop

February 27—July 19, 2015

Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity

February 28—August 2, 2015

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America

March 28—July 5, 2015

Philip Haas: The Four Seasons

April 25—October 18, 2015

Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College

September 25, 2015—January 10, 2016

American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood

October 10, 2015—January 3, 2016

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