"Intersection: Where Art Meets History" Echoes of "The Kinsey Collection"

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"Intersection: Where Art Meets History" Echoes of "The Kinsey Collection"
Curated by: G Bernard Boughton

5940 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
August 20th, 2010 - September 30th, 2010
Opening: August 20th, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

East Bay
11:00 to 6:00 pm Tues - Fri and 12:00 to 5:00 pm Sat
African Ameican mixed-media, figurative, landscape, sculpture
Open to public


To spotlight the collections of well-known collectors, Thelma Harris Art Gallery will host a two-day event. The 13th annual White Linen Nights exhibition is titled “Intersection: Where Art Meets History – Echoes of The Kinsey Collection.” Attendees will be treated to an exhibit of artists’ works that represent the amazing collection of Florida natives Bernard and Shirley Kinsey. Those familiar with the collection, which will be on display at the Smithsonian Institution beginning in October, know it encompasses more than 100 rare books, sculptures, paintings, documents, manuscripts and vintage photographs that document the story of African Americans in the Americas from 1632 to present day.

Reception: Friday, August 20, 2010, 7-9 pm
White Linen Nights is an opportunity to experience a taste of this inspiring artwork. On Friday, a reception will be held at the gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. Dress attire is, what else, white linen.

Saturday, August 21, 2010, 2-4 pm
The gallery will host a collector’s talk and book* signing with Bernard and Shirley Kinsey from 2 to 4 p.m.
*  "The Kinsey Collection" "Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey"
Where Art and History Intersect

ISBN 978-0-9826225-0-6 (standard edition) and 978-0-9826225-1-3 (collector's edition with slipcase)

Contact or RSVP to the gallery: (510) 654-0443 or

Open to public

Thelma Harris Art Gallery is at 5940 College Ave., Oakland. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Visit the gallery online at