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Kansas City poet and Nelson-Atkins Museum join for a reckoning about race

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In a new podcast, Glenn North and the museum join in "an overall effort to confront the past and chart a course for the future"

Called “A Frame of Mind,” the podcast comes with a provocative premise, to take a hard look at race in America through the lens of one art museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Glenn North is a Black poet whose works grace the galleries of the Nelson-Atkins and the 18th & Vine District. He currently serves as director of inclusive learning and creative impact at the Kansas City Museum.

As the host of "A Frame of Mind," North says the podcast's purpose is to start a conversation on how race is addressed within the museum industry and cultural institutions. It is also about creating a safe and brave space for people to have these uncomfortable discussions.

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