The Nelson-Atkins Presents
Frame Up: A Museum Mystery

What happens when your favorite works of art have a brush with the law? Witness the museum you love like never before with a virtual game of clue inspired by the collection.

Join Roy, Duane Hanson’s Museum Guard, as he interviews other works of art to draw conclusions on the mystery of a missing object.

Duane Hanson, American (1925-1996). Museum Guard, 1975. Gift of the Friends of Art, F76-40. © Estate of Duane Hanson / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


Members – $20

Public – $50

Registration is based on the number of screens viewing the program, not the number of people on your team. There is no limit on the number of people sharing a single device to enjoy the virtual program.

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How it Works

How do you enjoy this whodunit? From the comfort of your home!

Step 1: Get your ticket!
Each ticket represents one “screen” and unique link to watch the event. You can watch with as many people you can fit behind a screen.

Step 2: Prep your snacks!
Visit Tom’s Town to order food and drinks for the evening by May 10; pickup will be arranged for May 14 and May 15 to ensure freshness.

Step 3: Watch your inbox!
Be on the lookout for an email the week of the event with your personalized link to view the program, detailing all you need to know before you log in for the program.

Questions? We’re here to help! Contact the Membership Team via email or call 816.751.1247.

Snacks & Snips

Solving mysteries is thirsty work! Place an order with Tom’s Town to enjoy an array of drinks and food. The Nelson-Atkins receives 25% of proceeds from your purchase.

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Special Thanks

Frame Up: A Museum Mystery is supported by JE Dunn Construction

Cast & Credits


Akoja – Nefu
Emma Cox – Mrs. Cecil Wade
Anthony McMurry – Roy
Charlie Meacham – John
Nancy Nail – Jane
Keenan Ramos – Adrian
Vi Tran – Guanyin
Aubrey Urban – Seated Woman

The live event will be co-hosted by Katie Gilchrist and Vi Tran.


Special thanks to the Johnson County Community College Theatre Department, including:

Tammy Keiser – Costumes
Scott Stackhouse – Casting Director
Jim Lane – Casting Producer

Story and video production made possible with talents of the Nelson-Atkins staff, the Friends of Art Council, and the YFA Ambassadors.


Where is the event?

This event is an all-digital experience. Attendees will need a device with an internet connection to watch the event. You can use a separate device for the trivia component of the event, but only one device is necessary.

How do I get my member discount?

Member pricing applies to one ticket—to activate your member pricing, you must be logged in with the primary email address associated with your membership. If it’s been more three months since you have logged in, or you have never logged in before, follow the instructions to reset your password.

Is my ticket to Museum Mystery tax-deductible?

Your ticket is a tax-deductible contribution and includes no goods or services. If you need a tax receipt, please contact the Membership Team.

When will I get my link?

The morning of the event, you will receive an email with instructions and a personalized link to view the experience from your device.

Is this for kids?

This event is designed for ages 16 and up, but it does not involve graphic or mature content. Families can decide what is appropriate for their group.