UMKC Catalog


Art and Art History Special Resources/Programs

UMKC Gallery of Art

The department is home to the UMKC Gallery of Art. The gallery organizes curated shows from visiting local, national, and international artists, as well arranging shows of student and alumni work. The annual Student Art Exhibition is a guest-juried exhibition that features the work of the current student body.

Visual Resources Library

The department is also home to the Visual Resources Library, which helps instructors find images and visual materials to use in the classroom, and is a resource available to any UMKC faculty member.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is fortunate to be adjacent to one of the most comprehensive and distinguished art museums in the country: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. In addition to having ready access to the gallery's collection, advanced students may be privileged to use the museum's other facilities, such as the reference library, the acquisition records or the museum's collections. Use of these facilities is undertaken only after consultation with a member of the faculty. Admission to the museum is free to everyone.

The department also maintains a close relationship with the museum through joint appointments, curator-taught seminars, student internships and other cooperative programs.