Welcome To The Museum Of UnCut Funk!
International. Intergalactic.


The planet’s first virtual museum dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the FUNK!

The foremost authority and archive of 1970’s Black culture and all things FUNKY!

A living, breathing, FUNKEMPORIUM!

 
  • Our Traveling Exhibitions

    Funky Turns 40 Logo
    Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution is our PHENOMENALLY SUCCESSFUL Black animation art exhibition that commemorates the 40th anniversaries of 1970's Saturday morning cartoons that featured positive Black characters for the first time in television history.
     
    February 1 - June 14, 2014 - Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture - New York, NY - 73,672 people saw the exhibition!!!

    June 27 - October 20, 2014 - DuSable Museum For African American History - Chicago, Ill - 13,471 people saw the exhibition!!!

    November 22 - May 3, 2015 - Northwest African American Museum - Seattle, WA - 7,780 people saw this exhibition!!!

    September 19, 2015 - January 3, 2016 - Reading Public Museum - Reading, PA - 3,695 people saw this exhibition!!!

    February 23 - April 9, 2016 - Pensacola Museum Of Art - Pensacola, FL - 1,179 people saw this exhibition!!!

    May 10 - August 7, 2016 - Black History Museum And Cultural Center Of Virginia - Richmond, VA

    September 1 - October 31, 2016 - Meek-Eaton Black Archives - Tallahassee, FL

     
    Funky Turns 40 Logo
    Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Firsts, our panel exhibition based upon our PHENOMENALLY SUCCESSFUL Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution animation art exhibition, is off to a STRONG start!!!

    Funky Turns 40: Firsts focuses on the timeline of key animation character first appearances and the historic significance of these appearances during the late 1960's / 1970's.

    Funky Turns 40: Firsts presents historical information and captures key animation art images from the animation art exhibition.

    July 1 - July 31, 2015 - Brown v. Board Of Education National Historic Site - Topeka, KS - 3,180 people saw this exhibition!!!

    September 1 - October 31, 2015 - Bessie Smith Cultural Center - Chattanooga, TN - 1,100 people saw this exhibition!!!

    February 1 - March 31, 2016 - Purdue University Black Cultural Center - West Lafayette, IN - 1,195 people saw this exhibition!!!

     
    For The Love Of Money

    For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency is our newest panel exhibition that celebrates Black history icons and seminal historic events and institutions whose significant contributions to American and Black history have been recognized through commemoration on United States currency in the form of commemorative coins, medals and medallions.

    For The Love Of Money features 37 commemorative coins, medals, medallions, concept coins and anti-slavery tokens that showcase 36 Black history icons, 8 seminal events and 6 iconic institutions.

     
    Vintage Black Heroes
    Vintage Black Heroes features four Vintage Black comic strips published by the Smith-Mann Syndicate during the 1950’s: Guy Fortune, Mark Hunt, Neil Knight and The Chisholm Kid.

    These characters were the first Black heroes to ever appear in a comic strip, in a first time ever color comic newspaper insert featuring Black comic strips in the Pittsburgh Courier, the only Black newspaper to carry the insert, from 1950 through 1954.

    March 14 – April 30, 2016 – The Chisholm Kid – Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site – Little Rock, AK – 12,321 people saw this exhibition!!!

    May 18 – June 18, 2016 – Guy Fortune – Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site – Little Rock, AK – 11,253 people saw this exhibition!!!
     
    Vintage Black Heroines

    Vintage Black Heroines features the first Black heroines to appear in comic strips and comic books during the 1950's to 1970's.

    Torchy In Heartbeats and Torchy Togs, created by legendary cartoonist Jackie Ormes, featured the first positive Black female character to ever appear in her own syndicated comic strip. These comic strips were published by the Smith-Mann Syndicate during the 1950’s in a first time ever color newspaper insert featuring Black comic strips in the Pittsburgh Courier, the only Black newspaper to carry the insert, from 1950 through 1954.

    This exhibition includes Friday Foster, a comic strip published by the Chicago Tribune from 1970 to 1974. Friday Foster® was the first positive Black female character to ever appear in her own syndicated comic strip in a non-Black publication, the second in a syndicated comic strip.

    This exhibition also includes The Butterfly, the first Black female superheroine to appear in a comic book in 1971.
     
    You can see all of our Traveling Exhibitions here.
     
    For more information or to book our Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution, Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids or Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Jackson 5ive exhibitions please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.
     
    For more information or to book any of our other exhibitions please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.
     
    To book the Curator for a Curator's Talk, Lecture or Expert Panel on any of our exhibitions please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.

We Have A Lot Going On And We Are Getting Noticed!!!

CoinWeek Podcast #37: UnCut Funk: African-American Representation and Money
CoinWeek Podcast #37: UnCut Funk: African-American Representation and Money

The Museum Of UnCut Funk was recently interviewed by Charles Morgan at Coin Week about our museum, our commemorative coin, medal and medallion collection and other funky topics.
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THE ART OF THE CHAMP: ARTISTS TALK ABOUT VISUALLY REPRESENTING ALI
THE ART OF THE CHAMP: ARTISTS TALK ABOUT VISUALLY REPRESENTING ALI

The Museum Of UnCut Funk was recently interviewed for an article written by Patrick Sauer from Vice Sports about visual representations of Muhammad Ali.
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Museum Of UnCut Funk Meets Steve Adubato On One On One
Museum Of UnCut Funk Meets Steve Adubato On One On One

Guess who met Steve Adubato on his One On One TV program!!
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A Quick Chat with Museum of UnCut Funk Curator Pamela Thomas
A Quick Chat with Museum of UnCut Funk Curator Pamela Thomas

The Museum of UnCut Funk isn’t a traditional brick and mortar display art house.
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Women in Comics NYC Collective International: Black Women in Comics Spotlights – Pamela Thomas
Women in Comics NYC Collective International: Black Women in Comics Spotlights – Pamela Thomas

Pamela Thomas is the Co-Owner and Co-Curator of the Museum Of UnCut Funk (museumofuncutfunk.com), an avid collector of Black memorabilia and an expert on 1970’s Black culture.
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From Shaft To Fat Albert, NJ Duo Preserves 1970’s Black Pop Culture
From Shaft To Fat Albert, NJ Duo Preserves 1970’s Black Pop Culture

Pamela Thomas remembers the moment when she realized her hobby was a little different from knitting. It was when she found herself trying to get to the post office before it closed, so she could send off more than $2,000 in money orders to fund her “addiction.”
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Museum Of UnCut Funk Partners With The Google Cultural Institute
Museum Of UnCut Funk Partners With The Google Cultural Institute

The Museum Of UnCut Funk brings images from it’s FUNKY Collection online with the Google Cultural Institute
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  • Blaxploitation

    Funky Turns 40 Logo

    The Museum Of UnCut Funk celebrates the 1970's Blaxploitation
    era. Blaxploitation film, soundtracks, style and attitude.
    It's a love thang!

  • Legends

    Funky Turns 40 Logo

    Funk. P-Funk. UnCut Funk. The Bomb. Nothing but the Funk! Funkin' In Your Earhole. Our Interviews With The Legends Of FUNK!

  • Aesthetic Grooves Blog

    Sista ToFunky

    A place for comics, graphic novels, graphic design...if it is funky and aesthetically groovy I will cover it here.

  • Cafe 70 Blog

    Sista-ToFunky-and-Dorian

    Cafe 70 features my favorite recipes that put an unconventional spin on Soul Food and FUNK IT UP, my favorites things to eat from my favorite restaurants, food shops and gourmet spots that offer the ultimate gastronomical experience. Welcome to my culinary ride!

  • Funky Stuff Blog

    Sista ToFunky

    Because I just can’t get enough...This blog will be about my favorite funky items and facts from the 1970’s and beyond.

  • Kool Cats Hip Chicks Blog

    Blaxploitation

    This blog is dedicated to my heroes and sheroes, all the brothas and sistas who made the 1970’s soooo funky, but whose accomplishments and contributions never got the respect they really deserved.

  • Funkalicious Blog

    c-dub

    All FUNK, mostly music, but all that is FUNKY, the culture of FUNK, UnCut Funk, The Bomb! If it's FUNKY, it's All Good.

  • Funky President Blog

    Barack Obama

    The Museum Of UnCut Funk chronicles the First Black President of the United States, Barack Obama.