COO & Chief Curator of The Kinsey Collection
Khalil Kinsey showed an affinity for the arts and culture from a very young age. Having been exposed to the world early on through travel with his parents, he developed a deep appreciation for the similarities that bond us as human beings, as well as the diversity that is to be learned from and celebrated. Khalil has always found inspiration through creative expression, and worked in the action sports, fashion and music industries for many years where he built a reputation as a trend forecaster. With growing awareness and pride for the work of his parents in spreading the often-untaught knowledge of African American achievement and contribution, Khalil began working alongside them in 2009 and serves as General Manager and Curator for The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection. He oversees The Kinsey Collection exhibitions and properties – including operations, museum services, strategic partnerships and more. Khalil also serves as Vice President of The Bernard and Shirley Kinsey Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that focuses on educational outreach and reform. He provides a refreshing perspective to the organization, and has a deep desire to reach the youth that so desperately need the knowledge of self. He travels around the country speaking to audiences about the importance of African American history, racial equity/social justice, as well as art collecting and cultural appreciation/preservation. With a passion for youth and youth culture, Khalil works with many organizations across the country, offering consultation in the areas of education reform, mentoring , marketing and communication. Following the family tradition, Khalil attended Florida A & M University, where he studied Journalism, and is an avid traveler.