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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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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. 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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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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