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

The Cultivators, 2000, Samuel Dunson, Oil on Canvas

The Cultivators, 2000, Samuel Dunson, Oil on Canvas

2nd floor Solari Gallery

Explore one of the largest private collections of African American art and artifacts.

Spanning 400 years of history, the Kinsey Collection reflects a rich cultural heritage. Includes work by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, and Richard Mayhew alongside archival material related to Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, and Malcolm X.

The MAH is providing free admission to this exhibition for all Santa Cruz County K-12 students, UCSC and Cabrillo College students. Just show your ID at the desk Feb 27-May 22, Tuesday-Sunday, 11-5, to get in for free. Note: Free Admission does not apply during Third Friday festivals.

Self-guided tour materials also available for school groups and visitors, click here to book a self-guided tour.

Presented in partnership with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Art Forum, the UCSC Institute for Humanities Research and Cabrillo College.


Click here to learn more about The Kinsey Collection on their website.

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Saturday, May 14th, 3-4:30PM

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Wednesday, May 18th, 6PM

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Santa Cruz Juneteenth Celebration at Laurel Park behind the Louden Nelson Community Center
Saturday, June 11th, 12-5PM