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Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: 4420 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111
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+1 816-753-5784
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Established in 1885 as Kansas City's first cultural institution, this art...

Established in 1885 as Kansas City's first cultural institution, this art museum houses a rich collection of modern and contemporary art.

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A nice place to visit for a half hour or more to see what's new. It's modern art with various visiting "shows" that can be fun. It has a Very nice atmosphere and is near the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place to visit for a half hour or more to see what's new. It's modern art with various visiting "shows" that can be fun. It has a Very nice atmosphere and is near the Nelson. This is so nice to visit before or after Cafe Sebastián, which is inside the museum.

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Thank TravelingHart
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum with high quality contemporary art. Serious collection and very knowledge docents. Also a fabulous restaurant. Current show is very interesting!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum has plenty of art exhibits that stir up creative inspiration and a cafe that serves great food! Surrounded by art that inspires us to talk and share the moments of life joyous! it does not get any better than this!

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Thank DR_AL_S
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gallery is small enough to be intimate, yet impressive enough to wow all audiences. It's a great place to take a field trip or to enjoy with friends and family. The contemporary art here will provoke thought and discussion as well as indulging in a cultural treat.

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a free museum and well worth the time. Outside of the museum are some cool sculpture. Entering the galleries you will find beautiful and interesting contemporary art. This is a small museum with only 4 galleries, but it has plenty of impact. The galleries change so you will see something different every time. I recommend this museum to... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Check out what is exhibiting first as this is a very small museum. Saw Finnish art exhibit which was very good. In-house restaurant, Cafe Sebastienne, is the real reason to go. Excellent food in European-style setting amongst copies of famous contemporary art.

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Thank hansenjenc
Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is a gem of a museum in KC. The exhibits are always interesting! It's free too!!! Please check it out you won't be disappointed!

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice and clean presentation. Plenty of room to enjoy the display. Very good lighting and interesting exhibits...

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Lots of great works here. A medium size museum with a good collection of major artist sculpture and other works. Worthwhile stop.

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Warrensburg, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I've loved this place since they opened. It is truly a gem for contemporary art lovers. Plan to eat lunch, before,during, or after browsing. The chef is excellent. Cafe Sebastienne is on of my favorite places to eat as well.

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