Part 1 of WCTV’s 5 Part Feature on The Kinsey Collection at FAMU

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Special thanks to WCTV in Tallahassee, for their partnership in highlighting the African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection exhibit at FAMU, presented by Toyota, and our 3 generations of family ties to the university.

View the feature and article here

FAMU’s School of Journalism and the Tallahassee Democrat team up to highlight Kinsey Collection objects every day in February

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Florida A&M University and the Tallahassee Democrat have teamed up in celebration of Black History Month, and the African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection exhibit, Presented by Toyota now on display at FAMU. Each day in February, the Democrat is highlighting a different object from the collection, written by student’s of FAMU’s School of Journalism. We are excited about this partnership, as it not only highlights the exhibit, but helps to strengthen the relationship between FAMU and the Democrat, and most importantly gives our students a great platform to hone their skills.

You can view the features by visiting http://www.tallahassee.com/news/

1/15/16 – The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection opens in Santa Cruz, CA on February 26th!

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Calling all Californians! Our banner exhibit is on the road again and coming back to California! On Friday, February 26th we will open at the wonderful Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Santa Cruz is a beautiful and progressive town and we are extremely excited to share the exhibit with the coastal community and surrounding areas.

The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection
February 26th – May 22nd, 2016

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street
Downtown Santa Cruz, CA
831-429-1964
santacruzmah.org

1/1/16 – African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection Presented by Toyota at Florida A&M University! January 23rd – March 25th

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Happy New Year! We are proud to be bringing our African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection exhibit to our alma mater Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. Presented by Toyota, the exhibit will be on display in the Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery from Saturday, January 23rd through Friday, March 26th, 2016.

The exhibit first showed in Tallahassee in 2009-2010 at the Mary S. Brogan Museum, and it is so special that we now get to share it with FAMU and give back to the school that has given so much to our family.

This exhibit is open to the public.

African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection
Presented by Toyota
January 23rd – March 25th

Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery
Florida A&M University
1630 Pinder Street
Tallahassee, FL 32307

6/09/15 – Morgan Freeman visits The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection at Mississippi State University!

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L-R Stephen Cunneto (MSU), Khalil Kinsey, Shirley Kinsey, Morgan Freeman, Dr. Linda Keena, Dean Frances Coleman (MSU) and Dr. Peter Ryan (MSU)

We were honored with a visit from Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman to see our African American Treasures exhibit at Mississippi State University, and had the privilege of sharing the day with he and Dr. Linda Keena, even fitting in 9 holes of golf on the MSU course. Mr. Freeman is quite the historian himself, and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the objects contained in the exhibit. It was a wonderful day, and the start of a great friendship. We thank Mr. Freeman, Dr. Keena, and the awesome Mississippi State University staff for a great experience.

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(photo by Russ Houston / © Mississippi State University)

5/18/15 – The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection featured on PBS’ LAaRT!

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We are very excited to be featured on one of our favorite PBS shows, LAaRT! LAaRT features artists, art leaders, and creative endeavors that voice perspectives of the many communities who call California home. Through this local production, PBS SoCaL fosters cultural and community partnerships that embrace our region. Each LAaRT episode features a local art story and several national stories, giving viewers intimate knowledge of their community’s art as well as a broad view of the wider world.

New episodes premiere Mondays at 7:00 PM on PBS SoCaL with encores Fridays at 8:30 PM and Saturdays at 5:00 PM. LAaRT airs Fridays at 4:00 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus. Set your DVR’s!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CLIP!

5/5/15 – Kinsey EPCOT Exhibit Featured in Orlando Arts Magazine!

Our Re-Discovering America: Family Treasures from The Kinsey Collection exhibit is featured in this month’s Orlando Arts Magazine and highlights the extension of the exhibit from 3 years to 5 years. Special thank you to Penny Dickerson for the write-up.

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3/17/15: African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection opening at Mississippi State University this Saturday, March 21st!

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This weekend marks the opening of our “African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection” exhibit at Mississippi State University, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with the MSU students and residents of Starkville. Located in the Mitchell Library inside the John Grisham Room, University Dean Frances Coleman allowed us the entire space to display what will be another dynamic and engaging exhibit. We want to thank MSU professor Dr. Stephen Middleton for his vision, Dean Coleman for her leadership, and Stephen Cunetto for his execution.

“African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection” is our exhibit designed specifically for educational institutions, consisting of over 70 selected historical artifacts and artworks, specifically selected for each location.

The opening weekend is full of events starting on Saturday at 10:00 am, including our “What You Didn’t Learn in High School History with Bernard Kinsey” lecture presentation on Sunday at 3:00 pm in Lee Hall on MSU’s campus.

The exhibit will be on display in Mississippi from March 21st, 2015 – June, 20th, 2015

Special events are scheduled throughout the duration of the exhibit at MSU.

For full details please visit library.msstate.edu/kinsey

1/26/15 – An Evening of Legacy with the Kinseys – A Celebration of Black History – February 28th, 2015

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Please join us on Saturday, February 28th at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles for “An Evening of Legacy with Bernard & Shirley Kinsey”; a night of enlightenment and inspiration, where we will celebrate the incredible achievements and contributions that have helped to build and shape America. Bernard Kinsey will take the audience on a riveting journey through time, highlighting the countless untold stories of African Americans in this country from 1595 through the present, a virtual tour of the award winning The Kinsey Collection museum exhibit that has been visited by over 4 million people and is currently on display at Epcot, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

This evening is in partnership with the historic Ebony Repertory Theatre and the Los Angeles chapter of the Florida A&M Alumni Association. Proceeds from the event will go towards scholarships to help California students to attend Florida A&M University.

Please bring your families and friends out to this great event for a great cause, we guarantee you will leave feeling inspired and empowered!

-VIP Champagne Reception & Book Signing to follow presentation-

This evening will sell out, get your tickets HERE

1/18/15 – Honor King: End Racism!

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Honor King: End Racism!, 1968
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(from The Kinsey Collection)

This placard was carried during the memorial march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., held 4 days after his assassination, on April 8th, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Memorial March after the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968
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Ernest Withers (1922-2007)