In order to complement the work in education and entrepreneurship while also contributing to the vibrancy of Kansas City, the Kauffman Foundation works to ensure the long-term success of Kansas City's one-of-a-kind cultural assets.
Kansas City's Union Station is the second-largest working train station in the country. This fully restored, 1914 landmark hosts traveling exhibitions and offers many educational and engaging attractions for folks of all ages.
Serving as a cultural cornerstone for Kansas City and the region, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts delivers extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences. This nonprofit center for music, opera, theater, and dance opened in 2011 and is honored as one of the world's 15 most beautiful concert halls, attracting some of the world's most renowned performers and entertainers.
Photo: Jillian Shoptaw, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1990, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) is dedicated to preserving the rich history of African-American Baseball. The NLBM is located in the 18th & Vine historic district where the Negro National League was founded in 1920. Today, it is a major attraction alongside the MLB Kansas City Urban Youth Academy and the American Jazz Museum.
Photo: Jason Dailey, Visit KC
The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, the first presidential library to be created under the provisions of the 1955 Presidential Libraries Act, was established to preserve the papers, books, and other historical materials relating to former President Harry S. Truman.
Photo: Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum
The Linda Hall Library is the world's foremost independent research library devoted to science, engineering, and technology. A nonprofit, privately-funded institution, the library is open to the public free of charge.
The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America's leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting, and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community.
Photo: Chris Murphy, Flickr
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a gathering place for people to share and contemplate the greatest creations of humankind. As an institution of national and international renown, the Nelson-Atkins establishes and adheres to the highest professional standards and practices in research, scholarship, presentation, interpretation, and care of its collections.
Photo: Do816, The Nelson-Atkins Museum Big Picnic 2018
The Kansas City Museum preserves, interprets, and celebrates Kansas City through collections, exhibitions, and bold programs that engage visitors in unfolding stories about the local history, cultural heritage, and pride.
Photo: Kansas City Museum