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Wells Fargo’s Celebratory Tour Honoring the 150th Anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation, Featuring The Kinsey Collection, Arrives in Baltimore

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Wells Fargo’s Celebratory Tour honoring the 150th Anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation, Featuring The Kinsey Collection, Arrives in Baltimore

National exhibition chronicling African American history and achievement opens at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum – remains through Black History Month 2014

[Baltimore, November 13, 2013]- Wells Fargo continues to honor African American history through its national tour featuring The Kinsey Collection — Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey: Where Art and History Intersect. The celebratory tour in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation reached its final stop at The Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, and is on display until March 2, 2014. The tour officially launched during Black History month at the Museum of The African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco and later traveled to the Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte. The Kinsey Collection, a robust collection of art and artifacts dating back to the 1600’s, includes an early copy of the Emancipation Proclamation along with other important artifacts that share important and untold stories in the rich history of African Americans.

Ahead of the exhibition opening, Wells Fargo collaborated with the museum for a special preview and reception inviting media and patrons to view the exhibit and speak with the Kinsey family.

Over the weekend, more than one hundred middle and high school students attended the Kinseys’ “What You Didn’t Learn in High School History” session focusing on many of the untold stories of African American achievement in American history. Wells Fargo also hosted a special collector’s talk with Bernard and Shirley Kinsey where they shared information on their distinguished collection consisting of four generations of African American art and historical documents. Attendees walked away from both events with a deeper understanding and appreciation of The Kinsey Collection and the rich cultural heritage it represents.

Wells Fargo customers in Baltimore can take advantage of free admission to the museum with any valid Wells Fargo debit or credit card. Customer Appreciation days are held on the second Saturday of the month in December, January and February.

 

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Bernard, Shirley and son, Khalil Kinsey, at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore during the opening of the Wells Fargo art tour, featuring The Kinsey Collection, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Photo provided courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography©

 

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The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey-Where Art and History Intersect at Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore presented in collaboration with Wells Fargo in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Photos provided courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography©

 

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Shirley Kinsey expresses her passion for African American art and culture during the Kinsey Collection exhibition opening activities at Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. The Kinsey Collection is currently on display as part of the Wells Fargo celebratory tour in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Photo provided courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography©

 

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Bernard Kinsey embracing Carolyn Fugett, mother of Reginald F. Lewis during the opening activities of The Kinsey Collection exhibition at Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. The Kinsey Collection is currently on display through March 2014 as part of Wells Fargo’s celebratory tour in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Photo provided courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography©

 

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From L to R: Bernard Kinsey along with Dr. Lesley King-Hammond, Board Chair of Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore and Andy Bertimini, Regional President for Maryland, Wells Fargo at the opening of Wells Fargo’s celebratory tour in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, featuring The Kinsey Collection. Photo provided courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography©

 

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Museum guest admires works of art from The Kinsey Collection during the exhibition opening activities at Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. The collection is currently on display as part of Wells Fargo’s celebratory tour in honor of the 150th anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation. Photo provided courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography©

 

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Khalil Kinsey, son of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, speaks passionately about The Kinsey Collection in a way that makes history appealing to a younger generation. The Kinsey Collection is currently on display at Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore as part of Wells Fargo’s celebratory tour in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Photo provided courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography ©

 

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Bernard Kinsey photographed with Bisa Butler, her quilted applique, “The Boss,” is currently on display in The Kinsey Collection exhibition at Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. The exhibition is presented as part of Wells Fargo’s celebratory tour in honor of the 150th anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation. Photo provided courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography©

 

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Bernard Kinsey poses with young attendees from L to R Nicolaj Holm, Joshua Smith and Kwasi Thornhill during The Kinsey Collection opening activities at Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. The exhibition is featured as part of Wells Fargo’s celebratory tour in honor of the 150th anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation. Photo provided courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography©

 

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The Kinsey family, Wells Fargo and Reginald F. Lewis Museum staff and supporters cut the ribbon of The Kinsey Collection exhibition. The museum marks the final stop on Wells Fargo’s yearlong celebratory tour presented in honor of the 150th anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation. Photo provided courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography©

 

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The Kinsey family photographed with Wells Fargo team members during the opening activities for The Kinsey Collection exhibition at Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. The exhibition is on display as part of Wells Fargo’s celebratory tour in honor of the 150th anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation. Photo provided courtesy of Glenwood Jackson Photography©

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