The AKMA Experience

A Unique Place

With deep roots in the St. Joseph community

As a nationally-recognized advocate for American art and culture, the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art serves as a cultural arts center for Northwest Missouri.

The AKMA serves as the only nationally-accredited museum dedicated to arts education and promoting emerging artists in the four-state region (northwest Missouri, northeast Kansas, southeast Nebraska, and southwest Iowa). Visitors in 2021 were from 11 states and multiple countries, and members live in 13 states across the nation.

The Albrecht-Kemper is known in the region as a community-centered organization promoting the visual arts. Communities served vary in age from education programs starting at six years old; exhibitions for high school students; outreach partnerships, research, and exhibition opportunities for undergraduate university students; events and education for working professionals; and programs specifically designed for seniors and retirees. The AKMA is situated in St. Joseph, Missouri in Buchanan County and serves primarily rural audiences.

Community Partners

National & State Partners

American Association of Museums – accredited museum since 1966

National Endowment for the Arts

Blue Star Museums

Missouri Arts Council

Missouri Association of Museums and Libraries

Community Partners

Missouri Western State University

Mosaic Life Care

Noyes Home for Children

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater St. Joseph

Rotary International

Kiwanis International

Local Arts Partners

Allied Arts Council of St. Joseph

Museums Association of St. Joseph

Rolling Hills Consolidated Library

Dance Arts Center

Remington Nature Center