Speakers Bureau

Welcome to the Speakers Bureau! The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is eager to share information and highlights about its featured exhibitions and museum programming with the KC Metro community.

Schedule a museum speaker, FREE of charge, to present a colorful and lively PowerPoint presentation to your business, club, church or community organization (no private residences, please) featuring the exhibition 30 Americans.

Drawn from the acclaimed Rubell Family Collection, 30 Americans presents American experiences as told from the distinct perspectives of 30 African American artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Carrie Mae Weems, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, Rashid Johnson, Kara Walker, Hank Willis Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley.

Through more than 80 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photographs, and videos, the influential artists in 30 Americans are significant contributors to the complex dialogues surrounding race, history, identity, and beauty that have shaped contemporary American art and life for the past four decades.

Schedule a Speaker
If you are interested in reserving a Speaker, please complete and submit the following online form:



  • Please fill out presentation venue information below
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  • The presentation is formatted into a Microsoft Word PowerPoint uploaded from a jumpdrive. In order to view the presentation, audio-visual equipment will be needed:
  • *Please be advised, Speaker reservations require advanced notice with a three week minimum from desired presentation date. In addition, while reserving a Speaker also depends on availability, every effort will be made to accommodate your timely request.