Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

From the moment you walk in, you'll be captivated by the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art Museum's understated, yet architecturally powerful design. Presenting 16 exhibitions per year and featuring works of international, national and regional artists, the Nerman is truly an Overland Park gem. 

The museum has received national and international acclaim for its architecture, exhibitions, educational programming and collection, including both the Johnson County Community College Collection and the Oppenheimer Collection, since opening in fall 2007. With more than 100,000 visitors annually, the museum is regarded as one of the region’s most significant cultural destinations. NBC News recognized the exhibition queer abstraction at the Nerman Museum as one of the top 16 thought-provoking exhibitions to visit in 2020.

Check out the must-see piece displayed on the top level of the Museum is Some/One by Do-Ho Suh. The captivating sculpture is a larger than life metallic military jacket covered with 3000 misprinted dog tags. There are many other permanent and temporary pieces to view during your visit and docents are available for free tours.

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is free to the public and closed on Mondays.