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Apr 2024 Updates

Celebrating Art and Culture 

On Thursday, March 21st, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex hosted a special event in honor of The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection – the largest private holding of African American art and artifacts. The illustrious Collection, which first debuted at SoFi Stadium at Hollywood Park during Super Bowl LVI in 2022, tells the powerful and poignant story of Black history, spanning centuries of resilience, creativity, and triumph. The evening was brought together through a partnership between The Archewell Foundation and The Bernard and Shirley Kinsey Foundation for Art and Education.

Both organizations share a deep commitment to uplifting communities and were honored to share more about this groundbreaking collection and legacy of work with guests. The evening, which featured a tour of the exhibit and an intimate conversation with the Kinsey family, served not only as an enlightening experience but also as a catalyst for unity among attendees. It illuminated the rich tapestry of stories that make up our collective past and prompted a collective reflection on the importance of acknowledging and celebrating these narratives. The event is a testament to the vital role of cultural preservation in fostering a deeper understanding and connection within our communities.

The Kinsey Collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive private collections of African American art and historical artifacts in the world – containing rare and important primary source items, from 1595 to present day, and fine art by an array of seminal artists including Jacob Lawrence, Alma Thomas, Ernie Barnes, Bisa Butler and many more. The award-winning collection is currently on view at the Holocaust Museum Houston through June 2024.



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