Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

Adventures with Van Gogh

New research reveals how a grasshopper got stuck—leaving its mark in Van Gogh's painting on a summer’s day in Provence

The new Nelson-Atkins Museum catalogue tells the full story of the Olive Trees


Keith Davis, senior curator at Nelson-Atkins, resigns to protest colleague's layoff

Museum’s drive to cut 36 jobs eliminated the position of photography curator Jane L. Aspinwall, who helped oversee acclaimed collection


Nelson-Atkins Museum director pledges to re-establish trust after police use campus to stage response to protests

After asking that squad cars leave the grounds, he says police presence caused deep “hurt”

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

These Kansas City penguins took a field trip to the Nelson-Atkins Museum—and preferred Caravaggio over Monet

“We are so happy to welcome our colleagues from the zoo,” said Julián Zugazagoitia, the director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, in a video posted by the museum.

Public art

Andy Goldsworthy’s Walking Wall unites and delights in Kansas City

The artist’s fragmented installation for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has completed its trek through time and space


Queen Nefertari’s tomb brought back from the dead in Kansas City

Although the “Sistine Chapel of Ancient Egypt” is more than 3,000 years old, a new show aims to enliven it with sculptures, sarcophagi and a little help from a video game


Philanthropist Henry Wollman Bloch has died aged 96

Bloch was an avid collector who made important contributions to the Nelson-Atkins Museum


Forgery is fun for all: Exhibition at Nelson-Atkins Museum puts art of the ancient world put to the test

Visitors get to decide between fakes and the real thing