11/1/14 – Bernard & Shirley Kinsey featured as “Philanthropy Power Players” in the November issue of Angeleno Magazine!

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Bernard and Shirley Kinsey are very proud to be featured as “Philanthropy Power Players” in this month’s Philanthropy Issue of Angeleno Magazine. The couple is in great company alongside other Los Angeles based philanthropists including Eva Longoria, Maria Shriver, Goldie Hawn, Maria Sharapova and more. The november issue of Angeleno Magazine is on Los Angeles newsstands now.


8/2/14 – African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection now open at the Houston Museum of African American Culture!


We are proud to announce the opening of the African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection exhibit at the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC), in the heart of the museum district in Houston, Texas. On display from August 2nd, 2014-October 26th, 2014, Houston marks the 5th and final city on the incredible Wells Fargo sponsored museum tour that started in February of 2013.

Houston is the 4th largest city in the US, and with an African American population of 1 million, we are ever excited to show the exhibit at HMAAC. If you are in or around Houston, please pay this wonderful museum a visit and tell everyone you know.

The Kinsey family will be visiting Houston on several occasions during the exhibit’s time there, hosting events and giving tours, please stay tuned here and HMAAC.org for our events schedule.

African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection – Presented by Wells Fargo
August 2nd-October 26th, 2014
Houston Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77004
T: (713) 526-1015

5/28/14 – Bernard Kinsey, What You Didn’t Learn in High School History at Atlanta History Center, Friday, June 6th!

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Reception 6:00 PM, Lecture 7:30 PM

Experience a dynamic evening of enlightenment and inspiration as historian and renowned art collector Bernard Kinsey takes you on a journey of discovery through many untold stories of African American history, accomplishments, and contributions. Kinsey debunks the more than 400-year-old “myth of absence” in American history, drawing from the extensive collection of artistic and historical treasures amassed in The Kinsey Collection. He reveals long ignored stories of the roles African Americans played in the making of America.

Afterwards, Professor Cliff Kuhn from Georgia State University, a noted local expert on Atlanta history joins Bernard Kinsey for a panel discussion moderated by Condace Pressley of WSB AM/FM.

Evening program also includes a reception and pre-lecture viewing of Wells Fargo’s nationally traveling exhibition The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect. The Kinsey Collection exhibition is on display at the Atlanta History Center through July 13, 2014.

Book signing follows the lecture. Copies of The Kinsey collection book are available before and after the program.


4/9/14 – The Kinsey Collection/ Wells Fargo Tour at Atlanta History Center – Opening Weekend Recap

L-R: AHC CEO Sheffield Hale, WF’s Darryl Harmon, Ambassador Andrew Young, Shirley Kinsey, Bernard Kinsey, WF’s Lisa Frison & Khalil Kinsey

The opening events for The Kinsey Collection/ Wells Fargo tour at Atlanta History Center were one for the books. Over 500 of Atlanta’s finest came out for Thursday night’s VIP reception hosted by Wells Fargo, including Ambassador and civil rights leader Andrew Young, former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell, producer and casting director Reuben Cannon, Bernice King, Andrea Young and Jerry Thomas, Atlanta History Center’s CEO Sheffield Hale and a host of Wells Fargo executives. The energy was electric and people left inspired and excited to spread the word about the exhibit.

Saturday’s public opening was incredible, as The Kinsey Collection exhibit broke the opening day attendance record for the Atlanta History Center. We couldn’t be more happy with the response in Atlanta and want to especially thank our Wells Fargo and Atlanta History Center partners/team for making it such a success.

For press and photos from the opening weekend events click the links below:

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4/7/12 – The Kinsey Collection featured on Fox 5 News Good Day Atlanta

Great feature on The Kinsey Collection exhibit at the Atlanta History Center that aired on Fox 5 News’ Good Day Atlanta today. Thank you to Paul Milliken, Rob Gant, and Gurvir Dhindsa for a great segment.

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4/1/14 – The Kinsey Collection at the Atlanta History Center: Opening Weekend Events

We are excited for this Saturday as we open The Kinsey Collection exhibit at the Atlanta History Center (on display April 5th – July 13th) presented by Wells Fargo. Please join us for a family friendly day of tours, performances and “An Afternoon of Art & Legacy with Bernard and Shirley Kinsey”. Please see below for details on the afternoon, and visit atlantahistorycenter.com for more info on the full day’s events, as well as to purchase tickets.

We hope to see you there!

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3/20/14 – Wells Fargo wins 2014 Bulldog Media and Publicity Award for The Kinsey Collection Campaign!


Please join us in congratulating Wells Fargo Communications Consultant Valerie Williams and her team in receiving the 2014 Bulldog Award for Excellence in Media and Publicity Campaigns. This well deserved honor was given for their outstanding work in The Kinsey Collection/Wells Fargo collaboration. To date, the campaign has garnered 1,100 stories/media placements and nearly 1billion (944.8M) in media reach. We truly appreciate the vision, work, and support of Valerie and her colleagues, and are proud to be a part of the Wells Fargo family. Congratulations!

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3/20/14 – [PRESS RELEASE] Wells Fargo Extends African American History Tour, Brings The Kinsey Collection to Atlanta History Center


We are proud and excited to be continuing our wonderful relationship with Wells Fargo, this time bringing the tour to Atlanta for the first time. We have been to a lot of wonderful cities, but are really looking forward to being down south. We’re from Florida, so we will feel right at home!

To read the press release and learn more about our opening weekend activities click HERE

3/17/14 – The Kinsey Collection in the Washington Post


We are very proud of this article that just ran in the Washington Post, which was picked up by the Associated Press and spread nationwide. It details the positive impact of The Kinsey Collection exhibit on the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, where the Wells Fargo sponsored exhibition just closed on March 2nd.

Please click here to read the article: Turnaround for Lewis Museum in Baltimore

3/12/14 – Disney Dreamers Academy Weekend Recap


We had a great time participating in the Disney Dreamers Academy (DDA) at Disney World this past weekend. In 2008, Walt Disney World created Disney Dreamers Academy in partnership with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine to encourage Dreamers along their paths to success, to provide them with tools to let their potential shine, and to convey that the power of dreaming is the first step to achieving their goals. This year’s DDA marked the one year anniversary of our “Rediscovering America: Family Treasures from The Kinsey Collection” and we were on hand to meet with all of the “Dreamers”, giving tours of the exhibit and words of encouragement. Guests this year included Magic Johnson, Lauren London, E! News’ Terrence Jenkins, Entertainment Tonight’s Rocsi Diaz and 15-year old CEO, Jaylen Bledsoe.

Learn more about Disney Dreamers Academy here