Kinsey’s world-renowned collection of African-American art and history, billed as one of the largest exhibits of its kind, will be on display later this month at SoFi Stadium, marking the first time that the he very popular exhibition is located in such a place. .
The collection is the result of more than 50 years of accumulation by Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, and their son Khalil, including works of art illustrating and documenting the black experience and telling stories of “black excellence through the history of the United States”. It traces the life and history of Black Americans from the 16th century to the present day.
The exhibition has toured more than 30 national and international cities in 15 years. It includes works by artists such as Charles Ethan Porter, Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, and May Howard Jackson, as well as historical artifacts, such as letters from Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
“We are honored to partner with the Kroenke Family Foundation and the Hollywood Park Foundation and bring the first-ever art collection to SoFi Stadium,” according to a statement from the Kinsey family. “We couldn’t be more excited to share the collection with our hometown of Los Angeles and look forward to providing an experience that educates, inspires and motivates.”
The exhibition will open on February 23 and remain on display until April, featuring 70 works of art, sculptures, photos, books and letters, as well as what is described as an “interactive experience”.
Tickets go on sale Friday at sofistadium.com/kinsey/. Proceeds will go to the new Hollywood Park Foundation, which supports youth programs in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, and health and wellness.
“Kinsey’s collection of African American art and history is an award-winning exhibit, and we’re proud to bring this comprehensive collection to SoFi Stadium and our community,” Jason Witt, Senior Director of Community Affairs and commitment to SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, said in a statement. “We couldn’t think of a more fitting initiative to launch our Hollywood Park Foundation, which will support education, the arts, health and wellness. This collection will help us celebrate African American achievements with the Kinsey family.