Episode 1: Something’s in the Air
What associations does the Nelson-Atkins (or an art museum in your community) have for you? What memories or experiences do you have of that place? Compare your responses with those of a conversation partner – are theirs the same or different? Why might that be?
Think about the individuals you heard from or about in this episode who seemed to hold positions of power. What kinds of power did they wield? How did Glenn’s first experience with the Nelson-Atkins reveal power systems at play?
Glenn notes, “Spectating is not doing the work.” But, he also says there’s power in observing to understand the history and systems at play. What do you think? What role might observation and reflection play in the work for racial justice?