"The Cultivators," Samuel L. Dunson, Jr.
Courtesy of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection

 

Treasures from The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection
organized by
The Bernard & Shirley Kinsey Foundation for Arts & Education

and KBK Enterprises, Incorporated

April 22 – July 17, 2022

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Allan Bense Atrium
Holley Academic Center

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Friday, April 22
4 p.m.: Pep Bands comprised of students from the FAMU Marching 100 and FSU Marching Chiefs perform at the Bayside Amphitheater

Let History Come Alive

The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection celebrates the achievements of Black Americans spanning 400 years. One of the most comprehensive collections of African American history and culture, cultivated by Shirley and Bernard Kinsey over 40 years, the collection includes African American paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, rare books, and documents — from a bronze that bust of Frederick Douglass to letters by Malcolm X and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Primary source historical objects and artifacts date from 1595 to the present day, and artwork dates to 1865, painting a clearer picture of African American’s triumphs despite overwhelming obstacles.

“The story is not a Black story; it’s an American story. We are really proud of our work and believe it’s the kind of work America needs right now.”

- Bernard Kinsey

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This exhibition is curated by Khalil B. Kinsey and organized by The Bernard & Shirley Kinsey Foundation for Arts & Education and KBK Enterprises, Incorporated. The exhibition is generously sponsored by: The St. Joe Community Foundation, Panama City Toyota, Walborsky, Bradley & Fleming, the Charles A. Whitehead Foundation, Visit Panama City Beach and Florida Power & Light. Our thanks to our individual sponsor, Dr. Carrie Baker.


Image credits: (banner) The Cultivators, Samuel L. Dunson, Jr. Courtesy of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection; (slideshow) Portrait Bust of an African, May Howard Jackson. Courtesy of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection; Slow Drag, Ernie Barnes. Courtesy of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection; Hiram Rhodes Revels, Mathew Brady. Courtesy of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection; Woman Wearing Orange Scarf, Laura Wheeler Waring. Courtesy of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection; Poems on Various Subjects-Religious and Moral, Phillis Wheatley. Courtesy of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection; Untitled. Hale Woodruff. Courtesy of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection; Brown Et Al vs. Board of Education of Topeka Et Al. Courtesy of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection. Copyright for the artwork and the photography of the artwork lies with the artist, their assigns, or the museum. Images are available to view here for educational purposes only and are not for commercial use.