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[EXHIBITION]Rising Above:The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection 水盡雲起—金賽收藏之非洲裔美國人的藝術及歷史
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Event Type: Exhibition
Event Nature: Culture and Arts

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"Rising Above:The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection" Exhibition

The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will work with The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection on the exhibition Rising Abovefrom December 9, 2016 to February 26, 2017. The exhibition includes over 120 items that range from paintings and sculptures to rare first editions and manuscripts, letters and official records that testify to the courage and hope of African Americans rising above the challenges they faced – and still face – to make their voices heard.

The Kinsey Collection has been seen by over 6 million people in 24 cities around the United States. It is the first privately owned collection to have been displayed at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and is now on long-term display at Epcot, a theme park at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, that attracts millions of visitors every year.

This exhibition is organized in collaboration with KBK Enterprises, Inc. and the Bernard and Shirley Kinsey Foundation for Arts & Education. Goldman Sachs is a Silver Sponsor and American Airlines is the exhibition's Official Airline. Supporting organizations include the Consulate General of the United States of America in Hong Kong and Macau, the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Lan Kwai Fong Group, and the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.

《水盡雲起——金賽收藏之非洲裔美國人的藝術及歷史》

香港大學(港大)美術博物館及港大文學院將與金賽收藏合作,於2016年12月9日至2017年2月26日舉辦《水盡雲起》展覽,展出有關非洲裔美國人的藝術及歷史的藝術品。展覽將展出超過120件藏品,包括繪畫、雕塑以致極爲罕有的第一版書籍和手稿、信件及官方記錄檔案,引證了非裔美國人的勇氣和希望,以及每當面對挑戰時,依然能夠迎難而上,讓世人聽到他們的聲音、認同他們的成就。

金賽收藏已於24個美國城市吸引超過600萬人參觀,並且是首間於史密森尼學會管理的美國國家歷史博物館中展出的私人收藏。部分金賽收藏正長期駐展於佛羅里達州奧蘭多迪士尼世界的「艾波卡特」主題公園,預計每年將吸引數以百萬遊客到訪。

這次展覽的合作機構為KBK Enterprises, Inc、Bernard and Shirley Kinsey Foundation for Arts & Education。高盛是展覽的銀贊助,大會航空公司伙伴為美國航空公司,支持機構包括美國駐香港及澳門總領事館、香港美國商會、香港旅遊發展局和蘭桂坊集團以及香港文華東方酒店。

Date/Time09/12/2016 to 26/02/2017 09:30-18:00
Venue1/F, T. T. Tsui Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU
LanguageEnglish & Chinese

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Registration is not required.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit:
http://www.umag.hku.hk/en/

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Elena Cheung by email at elenac@hku.hk