Nelson–Atkins Art Institute

Nelson–Atkins Art Institute The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is an art museum in Kansas City, Missouri, known for its neoclassical architecture and extensive collection of Asian art.In 2007, Time magazine ranked the museum's new Bloch Building number one on its list of "The 10 Best (New and Upcoming) Architectural Marvels" which considered candidates from around the globe.On September 1, 2010, Julián Zugazagoitia became the fifth Director of the museum.HistoryThe museum was built on the grounds of Oak Hall, the home of Kansas City Star publisher William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915).

When he died in 1915, his will provided that upon the deaths of his wife and daughter, the proceeds of his entire estate would go to purchasing artwork for public enjoyment. This bequest was augmented by additional funds from the estates of Nelson's daughter, son-in-law and attorney.In 1911, former schoolteacher Mary McAfee Atkins (1836-1911) (widow of real estate speculator James Burris Atkins) b

When he died in 1915, his will provided that upon the deaths of his wife and daughter, the proceeds of his entire estate would go to purchasing artwork for public enjoyment. This bequest was augmented by additional funds from the estates of Nelson's daughter, son-in-law and attorney.In 1911, former schoolteacher Mary McAfee Atkins (1836-1911) (widow of real estate speculator James Burris Atkins) b

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