African American Museum in Houston
Wells Fargo and the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) present African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection. With this stunning collection, HMAAC celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
The Kinsey Collection includes artifacts and works of art commemorating the artistic, historic and cultural contributions of African Americans. The exhibition seeks to dispel myths and promote dialogue about the role of African Americans in the making of America. We invite visitors to contemplate the objects displayed and to reflect on the progress that African Americans have made to civil rights and social justice; as well as to consider the ongoing challenges faced on the path to achieving true equality.
African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection exhibition at HMAAC will include seldom displayed artifacts, such as an early edition of Solomon Northrup's 12 Years a Slave, the basis of the Academy Award-winning film. Works from Houston artists John Biggers and Lionel Lofton will also be featured. The exhibition's combination of original documents, rare books, paintings, early photographs and modern scupltures creates a unique and diverse experience, bringing history to life through art and artifacts. As visitors walk through the exhibition, they will be fully immersed in a story of stuggle, freedom, equality and creative expression. They will leave the experience feeling both educated and inspired. The exhibition is free to the public.comments powered by
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