The Kinsey Collection

“The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey—Where Art and History Intersect”
African American History and Culture Museum’s Gallery at the American History Museum through May 1, 2011

With items dating to 1632, this exhibit spotlights moments in African American history through rare books, sculptures, paintings, manuscripts and vintage photographs. Among the featured art will be are works by such major African American artists as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett and Artis Lane.

Falling Star by Romare Bearden  © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Posted: 27 October 2010
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