The Kinsey Collection at Epcot's American Heritage Gallery
The Kinsey Collection is "the intersection where art and history meet." A national touring collection that offers a virtual history book, giving voice to untold stories of accomplishment and contribution. The African-American story of determination, courage, hope, struggle and inspiration is chronicled through more than 40 pieces of art, artifacts, books, sculptures and manuscripts on display at the American Heritage Gallery, in Epcot's American Adventure Pavilion.
These personal treasures of African-American art and history, have been amassed from the Kinsey's travels to 90 countries, and will represent one the largest private collections of African American art there is. It is one of the few personal collections that has been shown at the Smithsonian. The Kinsey's collection of unique and personal items span nearly 400 years of history, dating back to the 17th century. With a goal of public education, it "has been on national tour since 2007, and has been seen by over 3 million visitors" across the country. It's an honor for Epcot to be involved with reaching even more viewers during this limited collection exhibit.
The exploration of the The Kinsey Collection can also be found in the form of a coffee table book, though it's unknown at this point if it will be for sale at the Epcot location, guests who enjoy the exhibit should be on the look out. To learn more about this striking collection and it's artifacts, you can explore collection's purpose of education through free downloads at iTunes University.
Admission to the special collection will be included in Epcot Park admission. Previews begin in late February with the official grand opening will take place March 9, 2013. Will you be stopping by the American Adventure to visit this special collection? Leave a comment and let me know what you want to see most.