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.

Color and Line: Masterworks on Paper

February 26—August 24, 2014

The Starr Miniature Collection: Masterworks in Miniature

February 26—August 24, 2014

Gérôme and the Lure of the Orient

February 5—July 20, 2014

Living with the Spirits: Decorating Homes in Traditional China

January 31—June 30, 2014

Splendors of Japanese Art

January 31—December 1, 2014

In the Looking Glass: Recent Daguerreotype Acquisitions

January 25—July 20, 2014

Reality and Fantasy: Land, Town and Sea

December 18, 2013—June 15, 2014

History & Hope: Celebrating the Civil Rights Movement

November 22, 2013—May 18, 2014

Once Upon a Time: Stories in Contemporary Ceramics

November 6, 2013—June 2, 2014

Edgar Degas Pastels

September 25, 2013—July 20, 2014

Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemporary Artists

August 31, 2013—April 27, 2014

Rodin: Sculptures from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation

December 22, 2012—October 31, 2014

Subodh Gupta Egg

March 1, 2012—October 31, 2014

Upcoming Exhibitions

Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

April 25—July 6, 2014

Benton in Black and White: Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton

May 21, 2014—February 15, 2015

Caricature, Fashion and Fantasy

June 18—December 14, 2014

The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky

September 19, 2014—January 11, 2015

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