Business Council

The intersection of art + business

The Nelson-Atkins is proud to recognize the Business Council as one of the largest corporate museum membership programs in the United States. Founded in 1985 by Henry Bloch, there are nearly 100 of Kansas City’s finest companies represented.

Each member embodies the important role the corporate community plays in supporting the arts. Members receive valuable benefits to engage employees, market their business, entertain clients, network with peers, and connect to museum supporters.

Business Council members enjoy many benefits and art experiences, including:

  • Invitations to events and exhibition openings
  • Discounts on museum rentals
  • Digital recognition at the museum
  • Corporate Employee Nights
  • Executive privileges in Rozzelle Court Restaurant

Interested in joining the Business Council? Contact Shannon Lindgren, Development Director for Corporate Partnership at or 816.751.0452.

Art Leaders

Art Leaders provides the opportunity for professional development, networking and mentorship while allowing access to an in-depth, behind the scenes look at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Corporate Entertaining

Whether you are hosting a company-wide meeting or entertaining clients, the museum’s award-winning setting has a variety of unique spaces perfect for your organization’s needs.

Learn more about event rental

Corporate Associate* $1,500
  • 1 member card in company name
  • Recognition in bi-annual roster
  • 10 free exhibition tickets
  • Corporate Employee Nights
  • Invitation to BC Annual Reception hosted by the Chair of the Board of Trustees
  • 10% discount in Rozzelle Court, Museum Store, and Quay Coffee
  • *Companies eligible for this level must be new Business Council members and have 50 employees or less.
Corporate Partner $3,500
  • 1 member card in company name
  • Recognition in museum publications
  • 50% Discount on Museum Venue Rentals for Corporate Events
  • Digital recognition in museum lobby
  • 20 free exhibition vouchers
  • 10 Free YFA Individual+ level memberships for employees. Must be 21-35 years old.
  • Corporate Employee Day
  • FREE parking
  • 10% discount in Rozzelle Court & Museum Store
  • Reciprocal privileges at 50 art museums
Corporate Executive $5,500
  • Benefits of lower levels
  • 2 member cards in company name
  • 50% discount on museum rentals for corporate events
  • Behind-the-scenes Tour
  • 40 free exhibition vouchers
  • 10% discount for employees on Friends of Art memberships
  • Executive lunch privileges in Rozzelle Court
Corporate Leader $10,000
  • Benefits of all lower levels
  • 3 member cards in company name
  • Logo in 1 Business Council E-newsletter annually
  • Logo on Business Council web roster
  • Curator-led tour of museum for 25 people
  • 60 free exhibition vouchers
Corporate Director $25,000
  • Benefits of lower levels, plus
  • 3 member cards in company name
  • Logo and company link on Business Council web Roster
  • Museum catalog of the collection
  • Ticket assistance in other U.S. museums
  • Conservator-led tour of conservation studio for 10 people
  • 80 free exhibition vouchers
  • 20% discount for employees on Friends of Art memberships
Corporate President $50,000
  • Benefits of lower levels, plus
  • 3 member cards in company name
  • 100 exhibition vouchers
Corporate Chairman $100,000
  • Benefits of lower levels, plus
  • 5 member cards in company name
  • 125 free exhibition vouchers