Your Museum, Your Way

Let the Detour app be your guide during your next visit. Using location-aware technology, this app delivers audio insights and stories about the art to your iPhone.

Use the Detour app during your visit to hear new insights from curators, experts and storytellers. Whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours, the stories and secrets exclusive to Detour will help you make the most of your visit.

Download the Detour app (iOS only)
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Don’t have an iPhone or iPod Touch? Check out a free device at the Info Desk in the Bloch Lobby.

Hear Art

• If you prefer to navigate the Nelson-Atkins on your own, the app will automatically display nearby works of art that feature short audio commentaries (transcriptions are included).
• Want some direction? Guided walking tours will immerse you in dynamic stories as you explore new areas of the museum.

Something for Everyone

With more than 300 highlighted works of art and a growing list of guided tours, there’s always something new to see, hear and do for experts and first-timers alike.

Sync Up and Listen Together

With the Detour app, you can sync your phone with your group and listen together. Save and share your snapshots and a map of galleries you’ve visited. (Don’t forget to tag your pictures #nelsonatkins!)

Hear a preview of Through the Eyes of Love
Couple in front of Water Lilies Don’t miss this personal meditation on love, filled with musings on its variations and how they are expressed in works of art.

This 20-30 minute walking tour starts in front of Monet’s Water Lilies and takes you from the Impressionist works to contemporary installations in the Bloch Building.