Nelson-Atkins hosts civil rights exhibit

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A new exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City will highlight the role of artists and musicians played in the civil rights movement.

The exhibit, called “History & Hope: Celebrating the Civil Rights Movement,” opens Friday and will run through May 18, 2014.
Photographs, drawings and prints will showcase the work of artists and musicians in the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. There will also be a response station where visitors can express their own memories of the civil rights movement.
The exhibit is a collaboration with the American Jazz Museum and the Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City, and was planned to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.