To celebrate art and friendship, members are invited to a preview of Rising above Adversity: Treasures from The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection. Come join us for an evening of art, history and jazz where in the company of collectors Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, you will learn more about this unique collection of historical artefacts and art that celebrate the many achievements of a minority who rose above adversity to succeed – often against odds – to create its own identity and to participate in the American Dream.
Bernard W. Kinsey is the president and founder of KBK Enterprises, Inc., a management consulting firm with extensive experience and success providing advice and counsel to senior-level executives. Kinsey also enjoyed a 20-year association with the Xerox Corporation and was one of the pioneers in breaking down racial barriers in corporate America.
For the past 7 years, Bernard Kinsey and his wife Shirley have focused their attention on The Kinsey Collection, their national touring museum exhibit of African American art and history dating back to 1600. The collection has been viewed by over 3 million visitors, was on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC and is currently on national tour in a partnership with Wells Fargo.
Mr. Kinsey received his bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University (FAMU) and his MBA from Pepperdine in 1973. He has received honorary doctorates from both FAMU and Alabama A&M University.