Sep 16 2017
Deaf Cultural Day presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City MO

Deaf Cultural Day

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Celebrate Kansas City’s Deaf Cultural Month at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art with our third annual Deaf Cultural Day and Reel to REAL: Movies and Conversation film series. The day will include American Sign Language poetry performances, film, tour, and artist demonstrations. In partnership with the Deaf Cultural Center, Mid America Alliance for Access and The Whole Person.

The Shattered Mind | 2014 | PG-13| 49 min.
A young girl struggles with a traumatic past and suffers from nightmares and flashbacks that takes her back to her childhood days. Written, produced, and directed by Deaf filmmaker, Jade Bryan.

Following the film, join Kim Anderson, M.S. Board of Directors Member at the Museum of Deaf History, Arts & Culture, and Kelly Selznick, Deaf Community Health Program Director, for a moderated discussion regarding various issues within the Deaf Community.

Admission Info

Phone: 816-751-1278


Dates & Times

2017/09/16 - 2017/09/16

Additional time info:

Art Activities
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bloch Lobby
Temporary tattoos and drawing activity by De’VIA artist David Call.

De’VIA in Action:
11 a.m.–Noon, Classrooms 4 & 5
Meet Californian artist David Call. Learn about his artwork and create a De’VIA inspired print. Deaf View/ Image Art (De’VIA) is art that tells the story of the Deaf experience.

ASL Poetry Performances
10:30–11 a.m. Bloch Lobby
American Sign Language Performance by Kansas School for the Deaf students.

12:15-12:45 p.m. Bloch Lobby
Patrick Graybill, actor, performer, and the grandfather of ASL poetry, presents original American Sign Language poetry.

1-2 p.m., Meet at the Bloch Lobby information desk
Highlights Collection Tour with American Sign Language Interpretation.

Film | Reel to REAL: Movies and Conversation
1-4 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium

Location Info

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

Parking Info

Entrance to the Parking Garage is off Oak Street, just south of 45th Street. The garage is fully ADA accessible. Parking is $12 per car | Free for members A free lot at the corner of 45th Street and Rockhill Road is available first come, first served. Public parking may not be available there during special events.

Accessibility Info

American Sign Language interpreters are available free of charge for talks and presentations. To schedule an interpreter, please contact or call 816-751-0441. Please allow two weeks’ notice to schedule an interpreter.