COO of globally recognized art collection speaks on importance of engaging with past in latest museum podcast

Published: October 12, 2022

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In this month’s installment of The Jule Museum Podcast, Chief Operating Officer of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection, Khalil Kinsey, unveils the family behind the collection and emphasizes its educational importance to the future of American society.

Kinsey details the deeply rooted civil rights activism within his family that ultimately led to his parents’ journey to discover themselves through the lens of American history, a history that is “cradled” by Alabama. The collection is currently on view through Dec. 30 at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, a monumental occasion since this is the first time this traveling exhibition has been shown in the state.

During his talk with museum Educational Director Chris Molinski, Kinsey discussed how the collection shows the rest of the American story that isn’t highlighted in history books, and he reveals which object is the most important for the public to witness.

The episode can be found at or wherever podcasts are available.

Submitted by: Mason Williams

Khalil Kinsey

This month's podcast from the Jule Smith Museum of Fine Art features a talk with Khalil Kinsey, chief operating officer of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection that is on view at the Auburn museum through Dec. 30.