Welcome to Nelson-Atkins@Home!

LOOK—closely at your favorite objects and a vast library of videos on our YouTube channel.

LEARN—something new, enjoy our participation in Google Arts & Culture project, and access stay-at-home educational tools.

LISTEN—to curators, story tellers, playlists, and history makers.

CREATE—through inspiration and resources from our collection, educators, artists and community partners.

Nelson-Atkins@Home also offers 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.


This year, the Nelson-Atkins Día de los Muertos festival goes virtual. While the museum may not be able to build a collaborative altar and celebrate with you in person, we express our deep gratitude to the artists, performers, and local leaders who have shared their time and talents throughout the past 10 years.

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Past Themes and Cultural Festivals

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

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