The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection

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

Exhibited from February 26th, 2016 – May 22nd, 2016

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

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

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"Bernard and Shirley Kinsey have been collecting items important to African American culture for decades."

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"Kinsey is going to the heart of the beast as he shares this robust retelling of American history in the very institutions that have participated in the myth’s propagation."

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Sponsors

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

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