When Bernard and Shirly Kinsey moved into their first home off Crenshaw Blvd in the early 1970s, they never could have imagined that their shared passion for travel and art would take them around the world. Along the way, the couple collected fine art and primary source historical objects that document the African American experience and illuminate the untold stories of Black Excellence throughout U.S. history.
50 years later, the Kinsey’s return to the place where it all began. Opening to the public today, the Kinsey African American Art & History Collection will be on display at SoFi Stadium less than a mile from the Kinsey’s first family home.
“It’s a full-circle moment for us,” Shirley Kinsey said during a recent walk-through of the exhibition. “It really feels like we’re coming back home.”
Featuring more than 100,000 square feet of masterful works of art, sculptures, photographs, rare books, and letters, the collection curated by Khalil Kinsey and historian Larry Earl focuses on the lives, accomplishments, and brilliance of African Americans from the 16th century through modern day.
The exhibit which includes one-hour self-guided tours will be on display from 10am – 6pm, Thursdays-Mondays through April 2022.
Tickets for Kinsey African American Art & History Collection are now available by clicking the link here.
General Admission tickets are $15 each. VIP tickets are $30 each and available for $25 for a limited time only.
Parking at SoFi Stadium is free during tour dates.