Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art|
(top-end fine art museum)
from website - "The museum's history is rich and the collection is deep, so I urge you to visit often. You will discover true originals, mankind's greatest achievements, from ancient to contemporary works of art. You will also feel the power of community, as we celebrate diverse cultures and mark important days with festivals, dancing, talks, tours and classes.
Discover the museum at your own pace, by yourself or with family and friends. Make it your museum!
We welcome and provide free admission to all, and deliver unparalleled opportunities to enjoy, appreciate and understand the finest visual arts and the varied cultures they represent---on our campus, online, and throughout Kansas City.
As an institution of national and international renown, we establish and adhere to the highest professional standards and practices in research, scholarship, presentation, interpretation and care of our collections.
We serve as a vital partner in the educational, social and cultural life of our community, using our collections and programs to build an environment where people can gather, share and contemplate the greatest creations of humankind.
Every day, in all we do, the Nelson-Atkins is committed to nurturing excellence, inspiring creativity and building community through the power of art."
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