The Kinsey Collection exhibit is brought to Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery

Courtesy of The Kinsey Collection

Florida A&M University alumni Bernard and Shirley Kinsey will be launching their national tour for The Kinsey Collection on Saturday at the Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery located on FAMU’s campus. They want to give back to the university that has given so much to their family.

Bernard W. Kinsey is an entrepreneur and philanthropist with a passion for African-American art and history dating back to 1600s.

The Kinsey Collection is “where art and history intersect.” According to their website, “it’s a national touring exhibit of authentic and rare art, artifacts, books, documents and manuscripts that tell the often untold story of African American achievement and contribution.”

Since 2007, The Kinsey Collection has been exhibited in multiple museums, viewed by more than three million visitors.

The tour will be in Tallahassee until March 25 and is open to the public.

There will also be a free reception presented by Toyota in FAMU’s Grand Ballroom on Saturday, from 6-8 p.m. The reception is to honor African-Americans and acknowledge their contributions that have been left out of history books.

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