Wells Fargo Launches National Art Exhibit in San Francisco Honoring The 150th Anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation

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Wells Fargo Launches National Art Exhibit in San Francisco Honoring The 150th Anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation

National exhibition recognizes art as a voice for history and culture

[San Francisco, March 7, 2013]- Wells Fargo recently kicked off its national art tour featuring the “The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey: Where Art and History Intersect” at the Museum of The African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco. The yearlong celebratory tour is presented in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. 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 preview and reception inviting media and patrons to view the exhibit and speak with the Kinsey family.

Wells Fargo also hosted a special lecture with Bernard and Shirley Kinsey where they shared their distinguished collection consisting of four generations of African American art and historical documents. Attendees walked away with a deeper understanding and appreciation of The Kinsey Collection and the rich cultural heritage it represents. The collection will be on display in San Francisco until May before traveling to Charlotte and concluding in Baltimore later this year.

Wells Fargo customers in San Francisco can take advantage of free admission to the museum with photo identification and any valid Wells Fargo debit or credit card. Customer Appreciation days for San Francisco are February 16, March 16, April 20 and May 18, 2013.

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Bernard Kinsey (C) accompanied by Shirley (L) and Khalil (R) greeting guests during the opening reception of the Kinsey Collection tour launch in San Francisco

Photo Credit: Rodger Allen. Courtesy of the Museum of the African Diaspora

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Museum guests viewing the Kinsey Collection exhibition during the opening reception on February 8

Photo 2013 © Courtesy of Cindy Charles Photography

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Young girl viewing Kinsey Collection coffee table book during Kinsey Collection tour launch in San Francisco

Photo 2013 © Courtesy of Cindy Charles Photography

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Cultural artifacts from the Kinsey Collection on display at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco

Photo Credit: Rodger Allen. Courtesy of the Museum of the African Diaspora

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Guests admiring the Kinsey Collection exhibition at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco

Photo Credit: Rodger Allen. Courtesy of the Museum of the African Diaspora

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Portrait Bust of An African, 1899-1900, May Howard Jackson (L) and Untitled, ca. 1980, Elizabeth Catlett (R) on display in the Kinsey Collection exhibition at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco.

Photo Credit: Rodger Allen. Courtesy of the Museum of the African Diaspora

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Guests get a closer look at the Kinsey Collection exhibit at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Franscisco

Photo Credit: Rodger Allen. Courtesy of the Museum of the African Diaspora

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The Kinsey Collection exhibition at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francsico

Photo Credit: Rodger Allen. Courtesy of the Museum of the African Diaspora

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Bernard Kinsey signing a copy of the Kinsey Collection coffee table book for a guest during the launch event in San Francisco

Photo 2013 © Courtesy of Denise Edwards

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MoAD Executive Director, Grace Stanislaus provides remarks during Kinsey Collection Tour press preview in San Francisco

Photo Credit: Rodger Allen. Courtesy of the Museum of the African Diaspora

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Wells Fargo SVP, Strategy and Integration Manager, Michelle Thornhill provides remarks during Kinsey Collection tour launch in San Francisco

Photo © 2013 Courtesy of Denise Edwards

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Wells Fargo team members pictured with the Kinsey family during the Kinsey Collection tour launch in San Francisco

Photo © 2013 Courtesy of Cindy Charles Photography