The Kinsey Collection Educational Initiative visits Imperial Valley, California 10/25 & 10/26/2016

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In our mission to increase how American history is taught in California schools, we will be visiting the Imperial Valley School District at the invitation of the Imperial Valley County Office of Education for two events on October 25th and 26th, 2016. Deputy Superintendent Amanda Brooke and her amazing colleagues are working closely with us on the development of the Kinsey Collection classroom curriculum, and we couldn’t be happier to have them on the team. We look forward to meeting the parents and educators of Imperial Valley, for what promises to be two impactful events.

Tuesday 10/25/2016 – 6:00PM
Southwest High School-Jimmy Cannon Theater
2001 Ocotillo Drive
El Centro, CA 92243

Wednesday 10/26/2016 – 8:00AM-1:00PM
Imperial Palms Resort
2050 Country Club Drive
Holtville, CA 92250
Registration: www.icoe.org/register

The Kinsey Collection makes it’s international debut at The University of Hong Kong Museum December 8th, 2016 – February 26th, 2017

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The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection makes it’s international debut at the Hong Kong Kong University Museum and Gallery on December 8th, 2016 and will be on display through February 26th, 2017.

Learn more about the museum HERE

2/10/16 – College Magazine gets Bernard Kinsey’s thoughts on Black History Month

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Maxwell Dietz and College Magazine caught up to Bernard Kinsey to get his thoughts on the pros and cons of “Black History Month”.

Check out the interview here

2/9/16 – 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

2/1/16 – 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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