“Knowing that the presence of police would be badly perceived by our community, by the people we’ve worked so hard to embrace, to build bridges, and to create a sense of trust with, I felt that that was not right,” Museum director and CEO Julián Zugazagoitia says.
Meanwhile, TKC would simply like a bit of advance notice from po-po if they're going to back off protecting the museum . . . There's a Monet, an ancient Egyptian sculpture and a sword I've had my eye on for the past ten years and I'm pretty sure the docents wouldn't be able to stop me . . . I'm faster than I look.
Nelson-Atkins Museum Director Says Police Presence On Its Grounds 'Exactly The Opposite Of What We Stand For'
Organized protests in response to the death of George Floyd began on the Country Club Plaza on Friday, May 29. On that evening, the Kansas City Police Department looked for staging areas to park squad cars and asked Nelson-Atkins Museum security to use museum property.