Wells Fargo, a 2005 BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America honoree, has built a collaboration with The Kinsey Collection, offering customizable credit and debit cards featuring images from the esteemed private collection of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey.
The collaboration came on the heels of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in 2013, with Wells Fargo presenting The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, a national touring exhibit of history, art, and artifacts. The Kinsey Collection is one of the largest unique collections of authentic and rare African American art, artifacts, books, documents and manuscripts that span 400 years. The current exhibit, Re-Discovering America: Family Treasures from the Kinsey Collection, is currently on view at Walt Disney World’s Epcot through 2016.
“What was almost instantly appealing about working with the Kinseys is that so much of what’s in the collection is about African American achievement,” said Tim Hanlon, President of the Wells Fargo Foundation. “We have an opportunity via the collection to help folks to really understand and appreciate the milestone that the Emancipation Proclamation really was.”
Through its partnership with the Kinsey Collection, Well Fargo is reaching new audiences, advancing corporate objectives and delivering its message in engaging ways through the arts. Customizing debit and credit cards with artworks from the collection connects current and prospective customers to Wells Fargo’s philanthropic mission and reinforces the Bank's commitment to the arts.