BlacKkKlansman screenwriter Kevin Willmott will speak about his films at the Nelson this week
From June 1 through August 25, the Nelson will be exhibiting 30 Americans, a look at the American experience told from the perspectives of 30 African American artists, including Kerry James, Kehinde Wiley, Kara Walker, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and more. Fresh off his Academy Award (Best Adapted Screenplay) for BlacKkKlansman, screenwriter and University of Kansas professor Kevin Willmott will stop by the museum on July 12 to talk about his film work (which includes a writing credit for Spike Lee’s Chi-raq and Willmott’s sadly prescient 2004 film C.S.A. The Confederate States of America) through the lens of 30 Americans’ themes of race, history, identity, and beauty. The event is free and open to the public.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art