Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

This magnificent comprehensive art museum exhibits work spanning 5,000 years of human creativity. Highlights of the encyclopedic collection include impressionist works, American art and the world-famous collection of Asian art. The Steven Holl-designed Bloch Building addition for contemporary art (pictured here, with works by sculptor Isamu Noguchi) has been hailed as a modernist triumph. 4525 Oak St., 816.751.1ART.