When I went to Kansas City a few weeks ago, I did something I rarely do: I spent an afternoon inside a museum.
You guys, I am just so not a museum type. I’m sorry if you are. I really wish I could be—as do my mom and SVV—but I’m more of an urban adventurer. And yet, I willingly ventured into the Nelson-Atkins Museum and actually enjoyed myself. Immensely.
There were a lot of things to like about Nelson-Atkins. First of all, it’s free. And who doesn’t love free?
Second, there’s a sculpture garden outside the museum. So you can only visit the lawn if you wish, or if you’re short on time.
The exhibits are all bright, bold and colorful. (i.e. You don’t necessarily have to “get” them, but can still enjoy their beauty nonetheless.)
The architecture inside and outside the building is just ridiculously gorgeous.
There are fun photo opportunities (always a bonus).
There’s some classic art in the older building if you dig that sort of thing.
Me, I more prefer the garishness and unpredictability of modern art, so I spent the majority of my time inside the new Bloch building.
My only regret is not having someone with me so I could pose with the headless statues out front. Where was my personal photographer when I needed him?
What’s your take on museums? Love ’em, leave ’em, have a favorite?