VIRTUAL TOUR: Being Seen: Art for Social Change (8th - 12th grades)


“The role of the artist is to make revolution irresistible,” said writer Toni Cade Bambara. How have artists inspired, aided, and engaged with social movements? Together, we will consider how contemporary artists are challenging the narratives that make up our cultural history. Students will explore works of art that served as catalysts for social change and continue to spark discussions about justice and equality today.

Offered At

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art invites all people to explore the art in its care. We welcome and provide free access to everyone to enjoy and contemplate artistic creations from 5,000 years ago to present day. We believe that art has the ability to uplift, surprise, challenge, and transform. It gives expression not only to distant cultures and times, but also to immediate voices and issues, and provides avenues for exploring the world, past and present, and for informing our future. The museum’s broad collection lends itself to a variety of learning experiences for visitors of all ages.

Currently, the Nelson-Atkins is offering virtual programming options in lieu of onsite school tours and workshops. Additional virtual content can be accessed through Nelson-Atkins@Home, where you'll find videos, audio tours, activity pages, and other multimedia features to explore.



Social Justice, Current Events, Art, Visual Arts


30 students, 1 chap. per 30 stu.


45 min.


Virtual Field Trip


8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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