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The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection Exhibition Opening




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Celebrate the opening 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.

Join us for a MAH Members Only Reception from 5:30-7:30, and a public opening from 7:30-9pm. There will be food, refreshments and a welcoming by Khalil, Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, the show’s curators at 6:30PM the Members Reception. Salif Kone a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Burkina Faso, West Africa will play 5:30-6:30 and at 7:15PM.

The MAH is providing free admission to this exhibition for all Santa Cruz County K-12 students, Cabrillo and UCSC students. Just show your ID at the desk Feb 27-May 22, Tuesday-Sunday, 11-5, to get in for free. Self-guided tour materials also available for school groups and visitors.


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

MAH members and Invitees may RSVP using the form below.