The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

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. 

Contact Information

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art
Reservations and Information:

2818 Frederick Avenue, Saint Joseph, Missouri 64506, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Seasons Open

    All Year, Excluding Major Holidays
  • Prices and Fees

    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.
  • Accessibility

    There is step-free access from the parking lot to the building. Inside, there is an elevator from the main floor to most parts of the lower level. The building is a historic house and therefore the Bradley Art Library on the lower level is not accessible for wheelchair users at this time. EnChroma glasses are available for colorblind visitors (available free of charge, inquire at the front desk).
  • Pet Friendly Notes

    Service animals assisting visitors with disabilities (as per ADA regulations) are welcome inside the building. Other pets are not allowed.