The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Art Course 2021

Art Course at the Nelson-Atkins is an artist-designed, mini golf experience located in the exquisite Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. Each hole on this 9-hole course presents a creative interpretation of a work of art in the museum’s collection.

All tickets include access to the museum. Details of our COVID-19 safety precautions here.

NEW to Art Course 2021—Come test your batting skills with the newest addition to Art Course, “Eyy Putter Putter Swing”, inspired by Radcliffe Bailey’s Mound Magician, designed by Sierra Swift and fabricated by Dimensional Innovations. The new hole is a gift from Bill and Christy Gautreaux in honor of 100th Anniversary of the Negro Leagues and the Kansas City Monarchs.


Get Your Tickets

Tee times are required for all players and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Art Course pricing:

  • $16 Adults
  • $12 Museum Members
  • $10 Children 4-12 years (3 and under are free)

Tickets can be purchased here, at the Info Desk or through 816-751-1ART.

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Dates & Hours

Spring Session

From March 19 to May 22, Art Course is open regular museum hours on weekends (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) only.

Key ticketing dates for the spring session are:

  • Member pre-sale is March 2 – March 15
  • Public on-sale begins March 16

Summer Session

From May 23 to September 6, Art Course is open regular museum hours every day we’re open (Thursday – Monday weekly).

Key ticketing dates for the summer session are:

  • Member pre-sale is May 11- May 19
  • Public on-sale begins May 20

Fall Session

From September 7 to October 24, Art Course resumes operation on weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sundays) only during regular museum hours.

Key ticketing dates for the fall session are:

  • Member pre-sale is August 24- September 1
  • Public on-sale begins September 2

Eat & Drink

The Country Club Bank Terraces Snack Bar is open during Art Course hours. Proudly serving local favorites like Foo’s Frozen Custard, Martin City Brewery Beer as well as a wide variety of non-alcoholic drinks and snacks. On Friday’s, Graze Boxes are available while supplies last. Picnic tables are available on a first come first serve basis, but may be reserved for private events.


Event Rental

Game for a little friendly competition? Art Course makes for memorable happy hours and corporate events. Host your group at this playful attraction and enjoy an unparalleled setting complete with exceptional food and beverage packages.

Choose from three different packages to find the one that is right for you.

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Members and Business Council enjoy an additional 10% discount on Art Course event rentals!

Ready to play? To book an Art Course event rental package for your group, email events@nelson-atkins.org or call 816.751.1234 for availability.


FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 precautions, hours and tickets, accessibility, and more.

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Sponsors

Art Course is generously supported by: the Atterbury Family Foundation; Bernstein-Rein; Belger Cartage Service, Inc.; Bill and Christy Gautreaux, in honor of the Negro Leagues Museum and the 100th Anniversary of the Monarchs; Karbank Real Estate Company; SpecChem; Suburban Lawn and Garden; and the William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee.

Art Course lighting is powered by Evergy.

Country Club Bank is the presenting sponsor of the Art Course terrace snack bar.