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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City
MO
64111
Tel: (816) 561-4000

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is internationally recognized for its outstanding collection of more than 33,500 objects. From ancient times to modern day, this encyclopedic museum is one of the best in the country, offering visitors the opportunity to explore civilization through the eyes of painters, sculptors, craftsmen, and many other artists. The Nelson-Atkins is FREE to all visitors, everyday... come discover the best of Kansas City.
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    We came to see the Plains Indians art exhibit. We got about 10 steps in when one of the guides approached me and told me I wasnt allowed to carry my 4 year old the way I was carrying him. I thanked him for his input and told him that I will be carrying my child the way I thought best. A few steps later another guide approached me and again, told me I wasn't carrying my child in an acceptable manner. I replied the same way with him. This second guide was quite a bit more belligerent demanding I comply or he would alert his supervisor. Then an entire...Read More

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    So other than the guides being assholes,
    The art was cool and interesting and the soul reason I give a bad review is because the guides give the worst tour and rushing you through the entire museum trying to give it to you in less than an hour.

    so NO! this was the worst experience in a museum I had and I wont be visiting again any time soon, If you change your staff choices I might consider coming back.

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    Mesmerizing works in a beautiful setting!

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    This is a really nice museum. I visited it when they had free admission but I can tell you that I would have paid for it. It has a nice selection of all types of classic artwork. The surrounding grounds are nice and of course the giant shuttlecock out front is noteworthy. Definitely worth a visit.

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    A world class museum for the travelers and locals. I never thought I would find such a beautiful gem in Kansas City. Located close to another gem, the Plaza, is an inspiring and relaxing place to take the kids or just going alone for a nice time.

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by John Stokes

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We came to see the Plains Indians art exhibit. We got about 10 steps in when one of the guides approached me and told me I wasnt allowed to carry my 4 year old the way I was carrying him. I thanked him for his input and told him that I will be carrying my child the way I thought best. A few steps later another guide approached me and again, told me I wasn't carrying my child in an acceptable manner. I replied the same way with him. This second guide was quite a bit more belligerent demanding I comply or he would alert his supervisor. Then an entire crew of tan jackets and lanyards proceeded to stalk me and my family around the exhibit. One guide was even overheard by my wife mocking me. I couldnt take that anymore so I went to find the supervisor myself. When I did find Manuel Rios I introduced myself and asked what the problem was. Manuel explained to me that the museum had several unwritten rules and if they tried to post them all they would take up too much space on the wall.
I explained to him that there is no situation in which it is permissible to tell a parent how they can and cannot carry thier own child. If the museum did expect patrons to follow this rule it needs to be posted before we purchase tickets so we can decide whether or not we wish to comply.
Although Manuel apologized several times for the inappropriate behavior of the guides stalking us and such the whole ambiance was wrecked for the family at that point. Their behavior made my children feel uncomfortable and they wanted leave. And that is what we did.

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