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Nelson-Atkins Mourns Death of Estelle Sosland

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art joins the Kansas City community in mourning the loss of Estelle Sosland, who died Friday, April 16. Sosland was a volunteer and leader at the museum for more than 50 years, serving as the museum’s first woman trustee and as Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2009. She and her late husband, Morton Sosland, were pivotal supporters and benefactors, demonstrating a passionate commitment to the Nelson-Atkins.

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Nelson-Atkins Announces Vibrant Line-up of Exhibitions

During the months of upheaval caused by the pandemic, when the art world shifted away from traveling exhibitions and international loans, curators at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art used the time to look deeply at the museum’s collection of more than 42,000 works of art.

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Nelson-Atkins Debuts Tivoli Under the Stars

A new Friday-evening outdoor cinema will soon be available for movie-lovers of all ages. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art debuts Tivoli Under the Stars on Friday, May 7 for 23 weeks, with the final film shown on Friday, Oct 8.

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Art Course Reopens at Nelson-Atkins March 19

The popular art-themed miniature golf course that is nestled into the trees on the south lawn is set to reopen. For the safety of guests, the capacity of the outdoor experience will be reduced by 50% and enhanced sanitation will be added for shared equipment.

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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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