Beginning this month, Wells Fargo is sponsoring a national tour of “The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect.” This is a collection of art and artifacts that tell the story of African American achievement spanning four centuries.
The exhibition will be on display from February 2013 through January 2014, in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Staff members at the Wells Fargo History Museum in Charlotte are especially excited about this sponsorship: The exhibition will be on display from June to September only a block away, at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts & Culture! Team members in San Francisco will also have the opportunity to see this extraordinary collection from February 8th to May 19th at the Museum of the African Diaspora.
The final stop for the exhibition will be at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, from October to January 2014 . The collection includes an early version of the Emancipation Proclamation, speeches by Frederick Douglass, a 1773 first-edition copy of poems by Phillis Wheatley, letters by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and works by acclaimed artists such as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Mailou Jones, Henry O. Tanner, and more.
If you’re in the area, don’t miss this!