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Performance | Palimpsest II

Free, no tickets required
Meet in Bloch Lobby for opening remarks followed by ongoing performances in Galleries L1-3, Sculpture Hall and Noguchi Court; grand finale in Kirkwood Hall at 2:20 p.m.

Palimpsest, this past summer’s sold out and award-winning sensation makes a return, but with the opportunity to create new experiences at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Highlighting the museum’s collections and paying homage to Black History Month, Tristian Griffin’s choreographic vision, Palimpsest II, merges the many talents of Kansas City’s artistic community with a multifaceted production featuring dance, spoken word, and music.

Meaning “something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form,” palimpsest describes the process of inhumane discrimination, the role of the oppressor, and the cultural costs towards its victims’ identities.

Reflecting on African American and Native American histories, the production showcases how palimpsest is evident throughout history and still exists in modern society today.

Visitors and audience members will navigate throughout the museum’s designated galleries experiencing Griffin’s visual narratives.

Do not miss this incredibly engaging and moving production!