Opening Saturday, November 4, 2017
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Skirball Gallery, Third Floor
Admission $5.00 with general admission
Bernard and Shirley Kinsey have a passion for African American history, art and culture and, one of the largest private collections of African American art. Together they have collectively amassed artifacts, documents and artwork spanning 400 years of history.
Brought together by activism and married more than four decades, the Kinsey collection features 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 Kinsey African American Art & History Collection, presented by Macy’s, has been exhibited at the California African American Museum, The DuSable Museum of African American History, The Norton Museum of Art, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The collection has been cited for three national awards one of which includes the President’s National Award for Museum and Library Services.