RISING ABOVE - The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection
The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection
On Display for the First Time Outside of the United States
University Museum and Art Gallery
The University of Hong Kong
December 9, 2016 – February 26, 2017
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 09:30 - 18:00; Sunday 13:00 - 18:00; closed on public holidays and university holidays
The Faculty of Arts and the University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong jointly present “Rising Above: The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection”, a unique and inspiring exhibition that reveals the untold story of African American achievements. The Kinsey Collection has been seen by over 6 million people in 24 cities around the United States. It is the first privately owned collection to have been displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and is now on long-term display at Epcot, a theme park at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, that attracts millions of visitors every year.
The exhibition includes over 120 items that range from paintings and sculptures, to rare first editions and manuscripts, letters and official records that testify to the courage and hope of African Americans rising above the challenges they faced – and still face – to make their voices heard. Theirs is a message of success and imagination, inclusion and engagement, belief and freedom that speaks to us all.
The exhibition is co-organized by the Faculty of Arts and the University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong in collaboration with KBK Enterprises, Inc. and the Bernard and Shirley Kinsey Foundation for Arts & Education. Goldman Sachs is a Silver Sponsor and American Airlines is the exhibition's Official Airline. Supporting organizations include the Consulate General of the United States of America in Hong Kong and Macau, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Lan Kwai Fong Group, and the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. With special thanks to Caripelago Trading Limited.