Race Project KC

Race Project KC high school workshops at the Nelson-Atkins use artwork as catalysts for discussions around race and identity. Workshop offerings change yearly; in past years, students were invited to trace the history of representation through the American collection, or compare and contrast Napoleon’s use of the arts to telegraph his power with contemporary artists’ reworking of traditional markers of prestige. Led by college facilitators, students engage in gallery conversations; afterwards, students work with a local artist to create artistic responses.

Coordinated by Johnson County Library, Race Project KC is an annual immersive social justice initiative and workshop series focused on the role of racism in the history of the United States and, more specifically, the Kansas City area. It is designed for students in grades 9 through 12.

For more about Race Project KC, please find the website here: https://www.raceprojectkc.com/