With all there is to do in Kansas City from professional sporting events, concerts and night life, you can get your culture on by visiting the three main museums in the metro area of the city. Whether you prefer the classics or contemporary these museums will not disappoint you in your quest for cultural Kansas City entertainment.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Located at 4525 Oak Street in Kansas City, this is one museum not to be missed. The level of exhibits at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will astound you. You can visit the new Chinese Galleries, see the decorative arts of the World’s Fair and view Rodin sculptures, to name just a few of the exhibits. The admission for these exhibits is free. You ‘ll gain so much from the experience when you use the mobile audio tours in which you can check out an iPod touch or connect to your own mobile listening device. There’s even a special sculpture park tour just for the kids. There are also exciting art classes enrolling now for the summer. Check out their website for details.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
If contemporary art is your passion, head over to 4420 Warwick Boulevard to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. You can view permanent collections by a variety of artists and eight to ten special exhibitions throughout the year by world-renowned artists. The museum also offers educational programs for adults, kids and teachers. Check out the museum events calendar for detailed information on upcoming exhibitions and classes to round out your Kansas City entertainment visit. Don’t forget to stop by the museum shop when you complete your visit to pick up authentic items commemorating the art in the museum.
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Located in Overland Park on the campus of the Johnson County Community College, you’ll find the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum features spectacular pieces of outdoor sculptures, paintings, ceramics, photography and paper works for your viewing enjoyment. The museum prides itself on its permanent collection of art for the students to gain exposure and appreciation for the many different forms of art. Additionally, the museum features special exhibitions throughout the year, including works by Chris Biddy, Zach Balbour and Lauren Mabry open for viewing from April to July this year.
If you’re planning to visit the city any time soon, don’t forget to include a little culture in your search for Kansas City entertainment. These museums are located in the heart of the metropolitan area, conveniently close to restaurants and hotels.