Philanthropist Bernard W. Kinsey Presents Evening of African American Art, Culture and History, March 28th in Arkansas

Bernard W. Kinsey, and his wife Shirley, founders of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection.

Bernard W. Kinsey, businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection, will speak at the University of Arkansas at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in Giffels Auditorium in Old Main.

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences will host the free event, and the public is welcome, although seating is limited.

Kinsey holds a McIlroy Family Visiting Professorship in Performing and Visual Arts in Fulbright College and will speak about the importance of African American art, history and culture. He will also discuss The Kinsey Collection, which is a national touring museum exhibit of African American art and history dating back to 1600.

Kinsey and his wife Shirley have focused their attention on the collection for the past seven years. It has been viewed by over 3 million visitors, was on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., and is currently on national tour in a partnership with Wells Fargo.

“We’re very excited to have Bernard W. Kinsey come to campus, and to empower our students and the community through his stories of untold African American history and artistic expression,” said Jeannie Hulen, associate professor of ceramics and chair of the Department of Art. “The Kinsey Collection is world-renowned and this is a ‘can’t miss’ event.”

In addition to his lecture, Kinsey will also visit several Fulbright College classes, including those from the African and African American Studies program focused on racial identity, politics, our society, art and more.

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Source: University of Arkansas News