The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection

Exhibition Website

Feb 16 2016 - May 22 2016

One of the largest private collections of African American art and artifacts, spanning 400 years of history, the Kinsey Collection reflects a rich cultural heritage. Exhibition includes work by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, and Richard Mayhew alongside archival material related to Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, and Malcolm X.

The MAH is providing free admission to this exhibition for all Santa Cruz County K-12 students, UCSC and Cabrillo College students. Just show your ID at the desk Feb 27-May 22, Tuesday-Sunday, 11-5, to get in for free. Note: Free Admission does not apply during Third Friday festivals.

Self-guided tour materials also available for school groups and visitors, click here to book a self-guided tour.

Presented in partnership with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, the Art Forum, the UCSC Institute for Humanities Research and Cabrillo College.

Exhibition overview from museum website

Whether you go or not,  the exhibition catalog The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey reflects African Americans' rich cultural heritage through illustrations and well-written text. "... a treasure for every black family ..."

  • American
  • History

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