This Friday, the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco (MOADSF) is set to open their first exhibition for 2013.
The exhibition is titled the Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect. It will consist of works collected by Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, during their forty years of marriage, thus creating one if not the largest private collections of African American works in American, or perhaps the world. The MOAD website describes it as an “inspirational journey through five centuries of African American history, culture, and heritage”.
The exhibition features a range of mediums including artifacts, documents, paintings, and manuscripts, each displaying notable events including a correspondence between Malcolm X and Roots author Alex Haley, a 18th century editions of both a copy of Phillis Wheatley and a almanac by Benjamin Bannaker, and letters by author Zora Neale Hurston and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Also included in the exhibition, are fine art by African American artists including Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Artis Lane, and Elizabeth Catlett.
The Kinsey Foundation exhibition is on view until May 19th, and is organized by it foundation for Arts and Education and KBK Enterprises. Log on to www.moadsf.org for more information.