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 ticketed:

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
March 28—July 5, 2015

Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity
February 28—August 2, 2015



The following exhibitions are FREE:

Emmet Gowin: Photographs

July 1—November 8, 2015

Philip Haas: The Four Seasons

April 25—October 18, 2015

Jump In! Architecture Workshop

February 27—July 19, 2015

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

February 20—November 1, 2015

Flourishing Patterns: Textiles from Persia and Europe

February 18—August 16, 2015

World War I and the Rise of Modernism

December 17, 2014—October 18, 2015

Stone and Mist: Chinese Landscape Photography by Michael Cherney

August 6, 2014—July 5, 2015

Revealing a Hidden Treasure: A Jain Shrine from India

June 20, 2014—May 29, 2016


Upcoming Exhibitions

Flowers to Frost: Four Seasons in East Asian Art

July 18, 2015—July 17, 2016

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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