Evan Nicole Brown ’16.
“The process of creating art, much like the Black experience in America, relies on an innate ability to see beyond the limits of circumstance and a belief that something beautiful will come through faith and commitment,” writes Bard alumna Evan Nicole Brown ’16. In a report for the Hollywood Reporter
on the history of the Kinsey African American Art & History Collection and its current exhibition at SoFi Stadium—a first for the Inglewood facility—Brown documents the importance of this public exhibition of the more than 50-year-old collection of Black art. The exhibition, currently on display through June 2022, features “more than 70 works of art by prominent Black artists,” and serves to “chronicle, in a chronological way, the evolution of African-American life in the United States through the lens of artistic contribution,” says Khalil Kinsey, chief curator of the collection and son of the founders of the Kinsey Collection.