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.
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
Missouri Western State University
Mosaic Life Care
Noyes Home for Children
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater St. Joseph
Local Arts Partners
Allied Arts Council of St. Joseph
Museums Association of St. Joseph
Rolling Hills Consolidated Library
Dance Arts Center
Remington Nature Center