The Nelson-Atkins


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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Press Releases

Nelson-Atkins Begins Serial Release of French Paintings Catalogue

A 12-year scholarly project involving curators, conservators, scientists, and independent scholars at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City culminates with the launch of a digital catalogue of the museum’s French paintings and pastels.

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Water Lilies Painting Focus of Immersive Experience at Nelson-Atkins

The beloved painting that has been the centerpiece for the Bloch Galleries at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, will be moved to a dedicated gallery for an exciting, immersive exhibition, Monet Water Lilies: From Dawn to Dusk, opening Feb. 12.

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Nelson-Atkins Statement Regarding Reduction in Force

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art this week took measures to reduce the size of its staff, the result of the debilitating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ideals of Beauty, Female Figure Explored in Nelson-Atkins Exhibition

The exhibition Perfectly Imperfect: Cranach, Dürer and the Renaissance Nude compares and contrasts the female nudes of the two most important artists of the German Renaissance.

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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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