Event Space
Bloch Building Lobby

Host your next event in one of Kansas City’s most dramatic locations. Flooded with light that shimmers through its towering walls of white glass, the Bloch Building lobby is a breathtaking space that evokes both grandeur and grace. With a view of the plaza and north façade of the Nelson-Atkins Building and ample room this magnificent space is the perfect location for large gatherings. 

Capacity: 1,000

Rental Availability & Cost:
Available evenings Monday, Friday–Saturday

Museum Hours
Not Available

Non-Museum Hours
Up to 4 hours: $12,000

Additional Hours
$2,000 per hour

Discounts Available for Selected Membership Tiers and 501c3 Groups

Select exhibition galleries are included for viewing
Museum staff: Event Planning, Security & Visitor Service, Maintenance and Engineering

Additional Services Available
Audio-visual staff
Assistance with rentals, flowers and musicians
Underground parking available for $14 per car


  • There is no food or beverage permitted in the Atkins Auditorium
  • Rozzelle Court Restaurant is the exclusive caterer for events at the Nelson-Atkins
  • The museum is a smoke-free institution
  • For the safety and wellbeing of guests, the client will be responsible for an additional security cost ($100 every 30 minutes) if any guest(s) stays beyond the designated closure time

For Reservations
Please contact the Event Planning Department at 816-751-1234 or events@nelson-atkins.org