Welcome to Nelson-Atkins@Home!

A virtual museum experience of robust content centered around different themes and cultural festivals. You’ll discover art activities, music, artist presentations, history, connections to the Nelson-Atkins collection, and so much more. Explore at your own pace, at any time of the day.


 

Podcast Series

A Frame of Mind - Listen to our new podcast

Introducing our podcast series, A Frame of Mind, where we take a hard look at race in America through the lens of one art museum.

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visit Lunar New Year

Enjoy the commemoration of Lunar New Year—an annual celebration in China, several East and Southeast Asian countries, and around the world

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Past Themes and Cultural Festivals

In partnership with the Charlotte Street Foundation, we are excited to transform the previously known Artists Walks to the newly revamped Charlotte Street Artists’ Virtual Walks.

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Virtual Dia De Los Muertos

Come see the Día de los Muertos altar in Kirkwood Hall at the Nelson-Atkins during museum hours November 1–15, 2021. Plus, find more Día de los Muertos fun on virtual festival page.

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This is the fifth annual celebration at the Nelson-Atkins and the tenth annual for JuneteenthKC. We invite you to explore and learn about Kansas City’s Black history through amazing artists, activities, and more!

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Celebrate India and her South Asian and Middle Eastern neighbors virtually through a digital look at these vibrant cultures.

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Join us for a virtual celebration of the Lunar New Year, a tradition enjoyed in China and in several East and Southeast Asian countries.

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Learn more about Deaf culture and American Sign Language (ASL) from Deaf artists, poets, and storytellers through art activities, ASL storytelling and performances.

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This focus page expands on the in-gallery exhibition, Gordon Parks x Muhammad Ali: The Image of a Champion, 1966/1970.

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Enjoy a virtual commemoration of Juneteenth with visual and literary arts, music, entertainment, and education.

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The Nelson-Atkins Día de los Muertos festival may be virtual but it still marks 10 years of Día de los Muertos celebrations together!

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Our focus on food and wine celebrates works that depict opulent tables of delicacies to those that portray people laboring to provide sustenance.

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For inspiration, we look back at what some people have done in the name of patience and endurance during difficult times.

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Take a look at some of the many inspirational ways people have shown compassion through art, words, and deeds.

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