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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Interior, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Photo: Joshua Ferdinand

Interior, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Exterior View, Nelson-Atkins Museum
Photo: Roland Halbe

Exterior View, Nelson-Atkins Museum

Interior, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Photo: Roland Halbe

Interior, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Projekt: NAMA Architekt: Steven Holl Ort: Kansas City
Interior, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Photo: Mark McDonald

Interior, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Reaching from ancient African art to contemporary design, the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City aims to showcase "mankind's greatest achievements". The museum first opened in 1933, with an extensive collection funded by the bequests of William Rockhill Nelson, founder of The Kansas City Star, and former schoolteacher Mary Atkins. In 2005, the original neoclassical building was supplemented by the critically acclaimed Bloch building, designed by Steven Holl to house exhibition galleries and the Isamu Noguchi sculpture court. The museum is renowned for its large collection of European painting – which spans old masters to the impressionists – and Asian art, including many examples of Chinese furniture.

Collection Highlights


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Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

Shuttlecocks
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Dorothea Lange

Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California
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Edgar Degas

Dancer Making Points
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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness
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Guanyin of the Southern Sea (Nanhai Guanyin)
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Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

Shuttlecocks, 1994
aluminum, fiberglass-reinforced plastic, paint, 584.99 cm x 487.35 cm
Purchase: acquired through the generosity of the Sosland Family
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(c) 2007 The Nelson Gallery Foundation-All Reproduction Rights Reserved. This photograph may not be reproduced in any medium without the specific written permission of, and acknowledgment of ownership by, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Dorothea Lange

Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936
gelatin silver print (printed ca. 1960), 13 3/8 in x 10 1/4 in
Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.27.305
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Edgar Degas

Dancer Making Points, 1879-1880
pastel and gouache on paper mounted on board, 19 1/4 in x 14 1/2 in
Gift of Marion and Henry Bloch, 2008. 53
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(c) 2007 The Nelson Gallery Foundation-All Reproduction Rights Reserved. This photograph may not be reproduced in any medium without the specific written permission of, and acknowledgment of ownership by, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness, 1604-1605
oil on canvas, 172.7 cm x 132.1 cm
Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 52–25
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Jamison Miller
Guanyin of the Southern Sea (Nanhai Guanyin), Liao Dynasty (907–1125 )
wood, paint, 241.3 cm
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Exhibitions


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Through the Eyes of Picasso

20 Oct 2017 - 8 Apr 2018
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Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou

16 Dec 2017 - 1 Apr 2018
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