Mark and I became actively involved at the museum soon after moving to Tacoma, attending exhibits and getting to know the staff and other museum supporters. I was asked to join the museum’s board of trustees in 2012, and I’m now serving as Board President. TAM is currently hosting a thought provoking, life-changing exhibit that I wanted to highlight here —
The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection celebrates the achievements and contributions of Black Americans from 1595 to present times. Considered to be one of the most comprehensive surveys of African American history and culture outside the Smithsonian Institution, the collection features the shared treasures amassed by Shirley and Bernard Kinsey during their five decades of marriage. The collection includes masterful paintings and sculptures, photographs, rare books, letters, manuscripts and other documents that offer a well-rounded look at the African American experience and provide new perspectives on the nation’s history and culture.
Those of us involved at the museum fully expect this exhibit to be a blockbuster. It’s open until November 28th. Don’t miss it. For more information, please visit: https://www.tacomaartmuseum.org/explore/the-kinsey-collection/