Explore Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum From Home

Explore Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Kansas City is home to a fascinating destination, “where the power of art engages the spirit of community.”

It’s called the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and its internationally-renowned collection features more than 35,000 works. The museum offers plenty of online fun, and here is a sample of what you can enjoy from our apartments in Kansas City:

Ready for Art: The 1933 Opening of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 

More than twenty years in the making, Nelson-Atkins opened in 1933. The opening drew critics and art dealers from across the United States and Europe. The museum was the dream of William Rockhill Nelson and Mary McAfee Atkins, who both envisioned a renowned attraction that enhanced the life of the community. Unbeknownst to each other, William and Mary each made provisions in their wills to make their vision a reality. Though the executors of Mary’s trust quickly realized that while her $300,000 gift was generous, it wasn’t enough. They partnered with the estate of William Nelson, and the Ready for Art virtual exhibit details how their partnership brought the museum to life.

Through the Eyes of Love Podcast 

Join writer Christine Murray as she talks about variations of love and how they are expressed in works of art. She focuses on the joy of ordinary moments, the power of all-consuming love, and the devastation of heartbreak. Covered works include Mont Sainte-Victoire, Water Lilies, and The White Cupboard

Passport to India Virtual Festival 

Passport to India celebrates India and her South Asia and Middle Eastern neighbors. You’ll learn how to draw a Vyala tray stand, meet a local artist who envisioned creating a Pakistani cargo van, and much more. 

As you virtually explore the museum, enjoy some of the best barbecue that Kansas City has to offer.

If you’re searching for a place to call home, please contact our leasing staff. They’ll arrange a virtual tour where you can see the amenities and floor plans that our Kansas City apartments have to offer. 

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