The Nelson-Atkins

Tivoli at the Museum

Discover exceptional storytelling, new releases, documentaries, restored classics, foreign and art films at Tivoli. Curated by Jerry Harrington, the Nelson-Atkins is honored to be the home of this beloved theater.

Tivoli at the Nelson-Atkins Presents: Oscar shorts

The 2023 Oscar Nominated short films. 

Screen dates: February 17 thru March 4
Location: Atkins Auditorium

Oscar Shorts




Concessions Available



Shortly after The Tivoli theater closed its doors in Westport, former theater owner Jerry Harrington approached the Nelson-Atkins with an innovative idea. With a little work, the museum’s beautiful and historic Atkins Auditorium could transform into an arthouse theater and become the new home for Tivoli Cinemas. Jerry himself would lend his film and audience expertise and curate a compelling programming plan.

Thanks to the visionary leadership of The Sunderland Foundation, Shirley and Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr., Neil D. Karbank, Estelle and Morton Sosland, G. Kenneth and Ann Baum, Evelyn Craft Belger and Dick Belger, Robert & Phyliss Bernstein Family Foundation, Donald J. Hall, Sara and Bill Morgan, and Mark and Lynne O’Connell Tivoli at the Nelson-Atkins was created.


Tivoli Under the Stars

“It’s a wrap, folks” for the 2022 Tivoli Under the Stars Season. Tivoli has completed its outdoor movie viewings for the year.