Artistic Heartland of America


Art is a window into the human spirit. Its value lies in its ability to reflect our collective experience, to shape our understanding of ourselves, and to connect us with one another. I have seen art as an expression of culture and identity throughout my travels across America; some would argue that it is our most important export. The Great Plains are home to many great museums that showcase the artistic heritage of this region, including contemporary and traditional works by regional artists who live here—such as Dale Chihuly or George Morrison—as well as those who come from elsewhere such as Georgia O’Keeffe or Andy Warhol.Artistic Heartland of America

Great Plains Art Museum

The Great Plains Art Museum is located in downtown Wichita, Kansas. The museum was founded in 1941 and houses over 10,000 works of art from across America’s heartland region. It features a permanent collection as well as rotating exhibitions that showcase local artists and their work.

The Great Plains Art Museum has been designated as an official repository by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, making it one of only seven such institutions in the entire country.

The museum offers free admission every day except Tuesdays when they are closed for maintenance (unless otherwise noted). Additionally, they offer free tours every Thursday at 1:00pm!

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is an art museum in Kansas City, Missouri. It is located on the corner of Oak Street and Wornall Road in Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood. The museum was founded as a trust in 1933 by Fredrick T. Gates (who also founded the National Park Service) with funds from his father-in-law — banker Charles H. Wittenborn — along with other gifts from John J. McCoy and William Rockhill Nelson.[1] Its first director was Fiske Kimball, who served until 1946 when he was succeeded by Thomas Maitland Stewart; Stewart remained as director until 1963.[2]

In 1965, construction began on an addition designed by architect Edward Durell Stone[3] that added space for new collections and programs including galleries for 19th century French art[4], Modern Art[5], Asian Art[6], Contemporary Art[7], Ancient Near Eastern Art,[8] European Decorative Arts,[9] Textiles & Fashion History Galleries.[10] The new wing opened in 1972[11]. In 1981 it became part of the Smithsonian Institution.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18].

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is located in Kansas City, Missouri. It was founded in 1934 and is one of the oldest museums dedicated exclusively to contemporary art in America. It houses more than 15,000 works from the 20th century onwards by artists such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein.

The museum has three floors with changing exhibitions throughout the year that focus on different themes such as sculpture or photography. There’s also a permanent collection on display which includes pieces by Louise Bourgeois (1911 – 2010), Claes Oldenburg (born 1929) and Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987).

The Kemper Museum offers guided tours every Saturday at 11am; these start at $10 per person but you can save money if you buy tickets online before your visit because they offer discounts up until midnight three days before each tour date – so make sure to check out their website first!

Arkansas Arts Center

The Arkansas Arts Center is a museum located in Little Rock, Arkansas. The building was designed by architect Edward Durell Stone and opened in 1966 as part of the Smithsonian Affiliations program. It houses over 3,000 works from artists such as Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keefe and Willem de Kooning.

The future of this museum is bright with plans for expansion already underway! The new addition will add 50,000 square feet to accommodate additional galleries and educational facilities while also improving accessibility for those with disabilities.

Taos Art Museum

The Taos Art Museum is a non-profit art museum in Taos, New Mexico. The museum holds over 5,000 works of art and is housed in the historic Palace of the Governors. It’s open year-round with extended hours during summer months.

Crow Collection of Asian Art


The Crow Collection of Asian Art is located at 2200 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 8pm. Admission fees are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

To learn more about exhibitions or how you can donate items to the collection, visit their website here:

Nasher Sculpture Center

The Nasher Sculpture Center is one of the best places to view contemporary sculpture in America. Located in Dallas, Texas, it opened its doors in 2003 and has since become one of the city’s most popular attractions. The museum houses more than 2,000 pieces of work by artists such as Alexander Calder and Jean Dubuffet as well as sculptures by Henry Moore.

It hosts regular exhibitions featuring new acquisitions or on-site installations that change every few months. Recent exhibitions include works by Pablo Picasso and Louise Bourgeois alongside those from lesser known artists such as David Smith or George Segal

America is a beautiful and diverse country, with many museums and galleries to visit.

America is a beautiful and diverse country, with many museums and galleries to visit.

There are so many places in America that you can go to see the art that has been created by artists from all different cultures and backgrounds.


There are many museums and galleries in America, but these are some of the best. They have a lot of history and culture to offer, so if you’re looking for a new place to visit, consider one of these!