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An Afternoon of Art and Legacy with Collectors Bernard and Shirley Kinsey
June 29, 2013, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Wells Fargo Auditorium at Knight Theater and Gantt Center Galleries
Costs: Gallery tour requires museum admission. RSVP for free lecture is required. Seating is limited.
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In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, see and hear Bernard and Shirley Kinsey present and discuss their celebrated collection of four centuries of African-American art and historical artifacts.

The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect — an extensive museum exhibition — includes rarely seen nineteenth-century slave documents, an early version of the Emancipation Proclamation, letters penned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., brilliant expressions in paint and unforgettable glimpses into private eighteenth- and nineteenth-century lives.

After the lecture, the Kinsey Family will lead visitors through their remarkable collection on display at the Harvey B. Gantt Center through October 12, 2013. Viewers will come away with a deeper understanding and appreciation of a rich cultural heritage.

The exhibition is organized by The Bernard & Shirley Kinsey Foundation for Arts & Education and KBK Enterprises, Incorporated. For more information about Kinsey Collection, please visit

Presented by Wells Fargo

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Credits: Artis Lane (Canadian, born 1927) Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, 2002. Oil on canvas, 41 x 31 in; Collection of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey

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