Wednesday, October 09, 2019

TKC MUST READ!!! IN DEFENSE OF KEMPER MUSEUM OF ART AND FACT CHECKING KANSAS CITY ICE PROTESTERS!!!

Check a great deal of verbiage dedicated to a topic that TKC covered better than anyone else . . . The money line basically ENCOURAGES LOCAL ARTISTS NOT TO BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS THEM . . .

"One has to decide how deep to go regarding the truth about American philanthropy. How do we activate accountability without disarming the institutions that can support it? How angry are we willing to be over this type of giving, who is giving it, and whom we see as representative? That is a decision local protesters and allies need to consider. The focus on responsibility must remain directed where change is decided, for this instance, toward a for-profit prison in Central Falls, Rhode Island . . ."

Read more . . . And remember that many (but not all) of the most strident protesters childishly refuse any dialogue or debate on the subject. The article quotes beloved KC artist Joe Faus who has tried to be a voice of reason betwixt the two sides:

A Closer Look at Philanthropy and the Kemper Museum Controversy

The history of charitable donation philanthropy in the United States is a mixed bag; either a sincere altruistic gesture (Pioneering American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie said: "The man who dies rich dies disgraced.") or burnishing tarnished names with extravagant public giving.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You cannot reason with the idiots protesting the kemper. The only solution is to keep doing what you're doing and not give a shit what they think. They will never be happy and never satisfied. Never give an inch

Anonymous said...

Complaining about an art museum that has free admission. LOL