Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
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Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is an art museum that is part of Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.

The Nerman Museum is named for donors Jerry and Margaret Nerman. It opened in October 2007, succeeding the college's former Gallery of Art. The building was designed by Korean architect Kyu Sung Woo.[1]

Construction of the approximately $15 million Nerman Museum was realized through Johnson County Community College funding, with support from the Nerman Family, the M.R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Marti & Tony Oppenheimer, Richard I. & Jeanne S. Galamba, Barton P. & Mary D. Cohen, Dean E. Thompson, Irma Starr, Carl & Lee McCaffree, Jim & Mary Tearney, and Joseph & Margery Lichtor.[1]

The museum building is clad in Kansas limestone. Throughout the museum's two levels are ten expansive galleries for temporary exhibitions and the permanent collection. Additionally, the museum houses the 200 seat Hudson Auditorium, Café Tempo, two classrooms, a Museum Store, a New Media Gallery, and art storage and preparation spaces. The museum boasts two lobbies - the Cantilever Entrance (featuring a 60,000 white LED installation by artist Leo Villareal) and the glass and metal Atrium Lobby.[1]

The Nerman Museum's permanent collection consists of works gifted by the Oppenheimers and the Oppenheimer Brothers Foundation. It also includes art from Johnson County Community College's Permanent Collection.[1]


  • Frommer's cited the Nerman Musem as a significant cultural attraction when they listed Kansas City as one of their top 10 world travel destinations for 2012.[2]
  • In April 2006, Public Art Review magazine named JCCC one of the top 10 university/college campuses for public art in America, citing the outdoor sculpture and the paintings, ceramics, photography and works on paper installed throughout the campus.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "About". Nerman Museum. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ Eckert, Amy S. "Top Destinations 2012: Kansas City". Frommer's. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "JCCC Facts". Johnson County Community College. Archived from the original on August 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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