The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection
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The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection

The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection

May 22 - June 27, 2021

Gathering Place and Greenwood Cultural Center are hosting one of the largest and most prestigious African American art and history collections in the world beginning May 22 through June 27, 2021 in the ONEOK Boathouse at Gathering Place and in the galleries of Greenwood Cultural Center! This one-of-kind art installation is free to experience.

The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection is a traveling exhibition with a wide range of art and artifacts, including books, documents, photography, paintings, fine art, and personal belongings that tell the story of African American triumphs and accomplishments from 1595 to present day. The collection is composed of more than 700 rare primary source historical objects and artifacts. 

This is the first time the Kinsey African American Art and History Collection is on exhibit in Oklahoma! Its debut is made possible by Gathering Place in collaboration with the Greenwood Cultural Center.

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, 1773
Phillis Wheatley, African/American (ca. 1753-1784)
PRINTED PAPER
 
Earliest Known Black Baptism Record, 1595
St. Augustine, Florida
INK ON PAPER
 
 
Landscape, Autumn, ca. 1865
Robert S. Duncanson (1821-1872)
OIL ON BOARD
The Cultivators, 2000
Samuel L. Dunson
Oil on Canvas 
 

ABOUT THE KINSEY COLLECTION

The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection and Foundation is one of the preeminent institutions dedicated to the research, interpretation, and presentation of the African American experience internationally. The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection has been on national tour since 2007 in an effort to increase public awareness about African American history and culture. More than 15 million people have seen the national award-winning exhibit on display at institutes around the world including the University of Hong Kong Museum and Gallery, the California Africa American Museum, EPCOT-Walt Disney World, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

 

Bernard, Shirley, and Khalil Kinsey