It just occurred to me that the Nelson could change its name and ALMOST NOBODY WOULD CARE. Think about it:
There are hundreds of thousands of broke-ass locals who never visit this place, never send them a dime and never give the pretty building much thought outside of watching stock footage for sausage commercials.
At the crux of it, the faux crisis is just another self-serving argument amongst the Kansas City "creative-class" and the donors who fund them.
What's worse is that our local journalist class refuse to tell the public about this dirty little secret and would rather pretend that the "woke" debate over artsy name games is something that impacts the public.
Check-it . . .
The Nelson-Atkins front lawn. // Courtesy of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art When the Kansas City Star owned up to and apologized for their paper's own racist origins and practices, they discussed how William Rockhill Nelson was a supporter of segregationist policies and the disenfranchisement of Black people in the unequal development of Kansas City.