Traveling Exhibitions

We Are Taking Our Funky Show On The Road!!!

Our Collection is SOOOOO DAMN FUNKY, we just can’t keep it to ourselves.

So we are taking all of our funky stuff on a road trip.

Look for our traveling exhibition funkiness at a museum near you!

151,474 people have seen one of our funky traveling exhibitions to date!!!

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition National Museum Tour

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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution is our retrospective of 1970′s Saturday Morning Animation Art featuring Black Characters. The art featured in this exhibition represents many historical firsts, as the 1970’s was the first time that positive Black cartoon characters were shown on television.

The Museum Of UnCut Funk is VERY EXCITED to announce that our first PHENOMENALLY SUCCESSFUL traveling exhibition, Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution, is now booked in museums through 2017!!

113,550 people have seen the Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition through October, 2016! This includes 3,000 people who saw the exhibition during our inaugural run at Toonseum in Pittsburgh in 2012.

We completed our opening run at the Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture in New York, where 73,672 people came to see the exhibition!!! This represents a +145% increase over the original attendance estimate of 30,000 people. You can learn more about the exhibition results at the Schomburg Center by clicking here.

We completed our second exhibition stop in Chicago at the DuSable Museum For African American History, where 13,471 people came to see the exhibition!!!  This represents a +35% increase over the original attendance estimate of 10,000 people. You can learn more about the exhibition results at the DuSable Museum by clicking here.

We completed our third tour stop in Seattle at the Northwest African American Museum, where 7,780 people came to see the exhibition!!! This represents a +55% increase over attendance for past exhibitions of similar duration. You can learn more about the exhibition results at the Northwest African American Museum by clicking here.

We completed our fourth tour stop in Reading, Pa at the Reading Public Museum, where 3,695 people came to see the exhibition!!! You can learn more about the exhibition results at the Reading Public Museum by clicking here.

We recently completed our fifth tour stop in Pensacola, Fl at the Pensacola Museum Of Art, where 1,179 people came to see the exhibition!!! You can learn more about the exhibition results at the Pensacola Museum Of Art by clicking here.

We recently completed our sixth tour stop in Richmond, VA at the Black History Museum And Cultural Center Of Virginia, where 7,000 people came to see the exhibition!!! We are proud that Funky Turns 40 was the first exhibition at this newly re-opened museum!!! You can learn more about the exhibition results at the Black History Museum And Cultural Center Of Virginia by clicking here.

We recently completed our seventh tour stop in Tallahassee, FL at the Meek-Eaton Black Archives at FAMU where 3,753 people came to see the exhibition!!! You can learn more about the exhibition results at the Meek-Eaton Black Archives by clicking here.

The Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition was reviewed in the New York Times! We made the front page of the New York Times Arts Section, can you dig it! You can read the article here – Hey, Hey, Hey! Animated Touchstones.

You can see all of the great press that we have received by clicking here.

We are bringing our Funky Revolutionary Cartoon Experience to your town!!!

Here is our exhibition tour schedule to date:

If you are a museum, cultural or educational institution and would like receive more information about our Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Black Animation Exhibition please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.

To book our Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution animation exhibition please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.

For more information about our Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Exhibition or Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Jackson 5ive Exhibition please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.

To book the Curator of the Museum Of UnCut Funk for a Curator’s Talk, Lecture or Expert Panel on the Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Firsts Panel Exhibition National Museum Tour

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Our Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Firsts Panel Exhibition, a panel version of our PHENOMENALLY SUCCESSFUL Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Traveling Exhibition, is off to a VERY STRONG start with 5,475 people seeing it to date!!!

The Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Firsts Panel Exhibition presents historical information and captures key animation art images from the traveling exhibition.

The Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Firsts Panel Exhibition focuses on the timeline of key animation character first appearances and the historic significance of these appearances during the late 1960’s / 1970’s.

Our first stop, at the Brown V. Board Of Education National Historic Site in Topeka – 3,180 park visitors saw our Funky Turns 40: Firsts exhibition, representing an +11% increase in visitors and an +11% increase in visitor hours compared to last year.

Our second stop, at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center And Museum in Chattanooga – 1,100 museum visitors saw our Funky Turns 40: Firsts exhibition, +80% of whom were first time visitors.

Our third stop, at the Purdue Black Cultural Center in West Lafayette – 1,195 museum visitors saw our Funky Turns 40: Firsts exhibition, +59% of whom were K-12 school students.

Our fourth stop, at VCU Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond – The Curators of the Museum Of UnCut Funk held a lecture with Dr. Christopher Lehman, author of The Colored Cartoon, about the racist legacy of pre-1970’s Black cartoon characters and the barrier breaking significance of the 1970’s Black cartoon characters.

We are bringing our Funky Revolutionary Cartoon Experience to your town!!!

Here is our exhibition tour schedule to date:

If you are a museum, cultural or educational institution and would like receive more information about our Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Firsts Panel Exhibition please contact the Curator Sista ToFunky.

To book our Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Firsts Panel Exhibition please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.

To book the Curator of the Museum Of UnCut Funk for a Curator’s Talk, Lecture or Expert Panel on the Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Firsts Panel Exhibition please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.

For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency Exhibition National Museum Tour

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Our For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency Exhibition is off to an EXCELLENT start with 8,875 people seeing it’s premiere showing at the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site!

For The Love Of Money celebrates Black history icons, seminal historic events and institutions whose significant contributions to American and Black history have been recognized by law through commemoration on United States currency in the form of commemorative coins, medals and medallions.

To be featured on currency is one of the nation’s highest honors. Positive representation of free Black people on commemorative currency is one of earliest and only forms of public recognition of Black excellence, contribution and value. Enshrined in law, commemorative currency represents indelible milestones in the centuries-long struggle of Black people to achieve equality and justice. In a time when some want to diminish, re-write and erase key aspects of Black history, commemorative legislation and currency are invaluable artifacts that help to accurately document the Black experience in the United States.

For The Love Of Money delivers a unique and engaging Black history experience through the presentation of 41 anti-slavery tokens, commemorative coins, concept coins, bronze medals, Presidential bronze medals and gold medallions from the Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection that showcase 36 Black history icons, 8 seminal events and 6 iconic institutions.

For The Love Of Money provides an extensive Black history timeline spanning from the arrival of Africans at Jamestown, Virginia and participation of Black Patriots in the Revolutionary War to over a century of Black historical achievement, from Post-Reconstruction, to the Civil Rights Era, to the election and re-election of the first Black President of the United States..

For The Love Of Money honors barrier breaking Black athletes, entertainers, civil rights leaders and politicians.

For The Love Of Money also features the historic contributions of several prominent Black Women, including Marian Anderson, Bessie Coleman, Dr. Dorothy Height, Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks.

For The Love Of Money highlights Black Military Leaders, Icons and Institutions, including prominent Black history icons who served in the military and seminal Civil Rights events that were facilitated by military protection.

For The Love Of Money is culturally and historically relevant to the Black community, but also has broad appeal as the exhibition educates about the Legislative and U.S. Mint processes for producing commemorative currency. This exhibition is appropriate for adults, families with children, school trips, college students and cuts across ethnic, gender and generational lines. This exhibition will tour to museums, libraries, schools, colleges and universities and other cultural institutions.

For The Love Of Money will continue to gain cultural relevance and popularity due to addition of the first free Black people on circulating U.S. paper currency in 2020:

  • Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20.00 bill
  • Sojourner Truth on the back of the new $10.00 bill
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Marian Anderson on the back of the new $5.00 bill

Here is our exhibition tour schedule to date:

If you are a museum, cultural or educational institution and would like to receive more information about our For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency Exhibition please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.

To book our For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency Exhibition please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.

Vintage Black Heroes Panel Exhibition National Museum Tour – Featuring Vintage Black Comic Strips From The 1950’s

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Our Vintage Black Heroes Exhibition features four Vintage Black comic strips the Museum Of UnCut Funk has acquired exclusive licensing rights to, which were 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. They were featured 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.

As the original art and newspapers were not preserved, very few copies of these comics, if any at all, currently exist. We believe we have access to the largest collection of, and for some of these comics, the only color copies that remain. These comics have not been seen since the 1950’s.

The Museum Of UnCut Funk has curated an exhibition featuring these Vintage Black comic strips to commemorate the 65th anniversary of their introduction.

Our Vintage Black Heroes Exhibition is off to a stellar start as 12,321 people saw our exhibition focussed on The Chisholm Kid and 11,253 people saw our exhibition focussed on Guy Fortune at the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site in Little Rock, Arkansas. You can see installation images and learn more about the results of this exhibition by clicking here.

We are bringing our Vintage Black Comic Experience to your town!!!

Here is our exhibition tour schedule to date:

If you are a museum, cultural or educational institution and would like to receive more information about our Vintage Black Heroes Exhibition please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.

To book our Vintage Black Heroes Exhibition please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.

Vintage Black Heroines Panel Exhibition National Museum Tour – Featuring Vintage Black Comic Strips From The 1950’s-1970’s

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Our Vintage Black Heroines Exhibition features two Vintage Black comic strips the Museum Of UnCut Funk has acquired exclusive access to, which were published by the Smith-Mann Syndicate during the 1950’s: Torchy In Heartbeats and Torchy Togs.

The Torchy Brown character was the first positive Black female character to ever appear in her own syndicated comic strip. Torchy In Heartbeats and Torchy Togs were featured 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.

As the original art and newspapers were not preserved, very few copies of these comics, if any at all, currently exist. We believe we have access to the largest collection of, and for some of these comics, the only color copies that remain. These comics have not been seen since the 1950’s.

The Museum Of UnCut Funk has curated an exhibition featuring these Vintage Black comic strips to commemorate the 65th anniversary of their introduction.

The Museum Of UnCut Funk has also acquired exclusive rights to exhibit the Friday Foster 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.

The Vintage Black Heroines Exhibition features Friday Foster comic strips and commemorates the 45th anniversary of the strip’s introduction.

The Vintage Black Heroines Exhibition also features The Butterfly, the first Black female superheroine to appear in a comic book – 1971 Hell Rider #1 and #2, commemorating the 44th anniversary of the comic book introduction.

If you are a museum, cultural or educational institution and would like to receive more information about our Vintage Black Heroines Exhibition please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.

To book our Vintage Black Heroines Exhibition please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.

For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency Panel Exhibition

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A Panel Exhibition Featuring Black Icons And Historic Events On U.S. Currency

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Vintage Black Heroines Exhibition

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A Panel Exhibition Featuring Vintage Black Comic Strips And Comics From The 1950’s-1970’s

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Vintage Black Heroes Exhibition

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A Panel Exhibition Featuring Vintage Black Comic Strips From The 1950’s

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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Firsts Panel Exhibition

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Black Character Revolution Firsts – A Timeline Of The First Appearances Of Positive Black Animation Characters In Television History

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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Animation Exhibition

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Black Character Revolution – A Retrospective Of The First Positive Black Animation Characters To Appear In Television History

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Funky Turns 40 – Black Character Revolution – Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids Animation Exhibition

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Black Character Revolution –
A Retrospective Of 1970’s Saturday Morning Animation Art Featuring Characters From The Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Cartoon

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Funky Turns 40 – Black Character Revolution – Jackson 5ive Animation Exhibition

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Black Character Revolution –
A Retrospective Of 1970’s Saturday Morning Animation Art Featuring Characters From The Jackson 5ive Cartoon

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