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The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art


Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Admission: Adults 18 & over: $5.00, Senior Citizens: $2.00; Under 18 & Students w/valid ID: $1.00; under 6 & members: FREE; Group rates available.
Service animals assisting visitors with disabilities (as per ADA regulations) are welcome inside the building. Other pets are not allowed.
lat: 39.7761596 long: -94.8231734

The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art provides tourists a location to get a broad understanding of the culture and history of Saint Joseph, Missouri. Since its inception in 1913, the museum has become a premier player in its immense collection of American art from the 18th century to modern times. Set in a beautiful historic home built in the 1930s, visitors will have a chance to explore the historic building with modern amenities.

“We’ve always been big fans…we’re so appreciative and so proud of the Albrecht-Kemper. We go to museums around the world and we’re so proud of what little St. Joe has in the Albrecht-Kemper. It’s really a fantastic gallery.” – artist and AKMA member Jim Lawrence

The AKMA gallery includes colonial portraits, American landscape paintings, as well as well-renowned works showcasing Indigenous people and the American West. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum hosts 12 exhibitions per year highlighting works from regional emerging artists. The collection continues to expand and improve every year, and the AKMA is proud to spotlight regional artists who capture the American spirit. 

Visitors may also enhance their experience by setting up a free guided tour.  

The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art is also available for private events such as weddings, business meetings, and celebrations of all kinds. It is a perfect venue for any number of events. At AKMA, visitors will see one of the best collections of art in the Midwest while also gaining a broader perspective for the history and culture of the region. 

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