Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution – Exhibition Results From The Pensacola Museum Of Art.
Alvin Starks gestured broadly as he spoke. He was standing in a gallery space in Harlem at the Schomburg Center, a research unit of the New York Public Library. Starks is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Schomburg, the leading research facility devoted to black culture. “The Schomburg is trying to take its material… and put it out,” he said, turning his palms outward and extending his arms, with a wide smile.
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution – Exhibition Results From Reading Public Museum.
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution – Exhibition Results From The Northwest African American Museum (NAAM).
Hey Hey Hey! New Animation-Inspired Exhibit, Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution to open at The Northwest African American Museum on November 22, 2014.
Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution – Exhibition Results From The DuSable Museum
Our Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition Tour was covered in the August, 2014 issue of Essence Magazine!!!
HEY, HEY, HEY!
“FUNKY TURNS 40: BLACK CHARACTER REVOLUTION” A NEW ANIMATION-INSPIRED EXHIBITION
SCHEDULED TO OPEN
AT THE DuSABLE – JUNE 27, 2014
Pamela Thomas’ ‘Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution’ exhibition to open at The DuSable Museum
The Museum Of UnCut Funk is honored to have had the opportunity to speak with LaShawn Williams from Soul Train.com about our Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition traveling to the DuSable Museum in Chicago.
The Museum Of UnCut Funk recently sat down with Felicia Lee from the New York Times for an interview about all things funky!
FanBros reporter Maya Davis met the Museum Of UnCut Funk at the Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture to see the Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition and interview the Curators. Her review is below.
Tracie Strahan interviewed Sista ToFunky about the Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition Tour for the WNBC-4 Public Affairs program Positively Black.
I recently had an opportunity to speak with Leo Sullivan, one of the pioneering Black animators who helped lead the revolution of positive Black animated characters during the 1970’s. I interviewed Leo for close to an hour, spoke to him after the interview for a little longer. He was gracious, humorous and introspective. His bio and interview are below. It was an honor to speak to this Animation Legend.
Fat Albert, Schoolhouse Rock, The Harlem Globetrotters: with their retro animation styles, these 1970s cartoons seem dated now, but in their time, they were groundbreaking.
Think of trailblazing black TV shows, and The Cosby Show immediately comes to mind. But before the Cliff Huxtable, there was Fat Albert, Bill Cosby’s beloved animated creation that became famous for his catchphrase, “Hey, hey, hey!”
The mission of the Museum Of UnCut Funk is to “preserve funky Black Cultural artifacts and history for future generations.”
Just in time for Black History Month, a new exhibition in Harlem looks at the rise of black characters on classic Saturday morning cartoons. NY1’s Roger Clark filed the following report.