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The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect

Jun 29 - Oct 12 , 2013 Harvey Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

  • $6 - $8
  • Harvey B. Gantt Center

Overview

The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect offers an inspirational journey through five centuries of African American history, culture and heritage. This remarkable exhibition celebrates Bernard and Shirley Kinsey’s passion for collecting objects of extraordinary historical significance, illuminating the often untold story of African-American achievement and contribution.

To honor the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Wells Fargo has joined with the Harvey B. Gantt Center to present the collection’s fine art and rare artifacts examining 400 years of the African- American experience, including an early copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. Letters penned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a first-edition book of poetry by Phillis Wheatley meet works by renowned African-American artists including Romare Bearden and Henry O. Tanner.

Art and history intersect in this extraordinary collection created to educate and inspire!

An Afternoon of Art and Legacy with Collectors Bernard and Shirley Kinsey
Saturday, June 29, 2013 | 2 pm @ Wells Fargo Auditorium + Gantt Center Galleries

Be among the first in Charlotte to see this extraordinary exhibition with a guided tour by the collectors themselves! Bernard and Shirley Kinsey will present and discuss their celebrated collection representing four centuries of African-American art and historical artifacts.

The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect includes rarely seen nineteenth-century slave documents, brilliant expressions in paint, and unforgettable glimpses into private eighteenth- and nineteenth-century lives. Viewers will enjoy artifacts and artwork displayed only in Charlotte and will come away with a deeper understanding and appreciation of a rich cultural heritage.

 

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