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Collaboration Combines Nelson-Atkins Collection with Coffee, Confection

Three beloved Kansas City institutions, all international leaders in their fields, have teamed up for a series combining custom products inspired by well-known works of art in the collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

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Castles, Cottages, and Crime Opens July 10 at Nelson-Atkins

A whimsical exhibition celebrating a unique period in the British Victorian decorative arts will be on view at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City from July 10 to March 6, 2022.

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Van Gogh Alive Comes to Life at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City

Starlight and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will partner to bring the world’s most visited multisensory experience celebrating the world’s most famous artist, Van Gogh Alive, beginning in October.

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Testimony First in KC Art Now Series

A powerful new exhibition highlighting work by the African American Artists Collective in Kansas City opens June 5, 2021 through March 27, 2022 at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the first exhibition in a series designed to spotlight local artists.

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Among Friends

They were more than famous Impressionist artists- they were the best of friends.

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French Paintings Catalogue:

For the first time, the museum is releasing a digital catalogue offering free and open access to everyone.

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Gordon Parks X Muhammad Ali

Organized in collaboration with The Gordon Parks Foundation, this exhibition features approximately 55 photographs, many never before published.

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Monet Water Lilies:

Come see Water Lilies as you’ve never seen it before in an exciting new exhibition.

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Memento # 5 Travels to New York

Our prominent Kerry James Marshall painting was deinstalled for a trip to New York’s New Museum for the exhibition Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America, Jan. 27- June 13. Nelson-Atkins Director & CEO Julián Zugazagoitia talks about the importance of the exhibition — and our beloved painting.

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