Mission and History

We Are On A Funky Mission

The 1970’s was the coolest, funkiest decade EVER! It was a time of pure funk, soul and the ultimate in cool, baby. Stylin’ and profilin’ in funky threads.

The big ‘fro with the pick in it or the tight cornrows. Drivin’ the fly caddy or the deuce-and-a-quarter. Talkin’ jive and stickin’ it to the man by any means necessary. Movin’, groovin’ with serious bad ass ‘tude. 

Superfly. Superbad. Right On! 

1970’s Black culture served as the mothership for all things funky, not only in the United States but all over the world. 

Fast-forward a few decades and 1970’s Black culture is back and hotter than ever. It has been reborn, supplying the essential ingredients for the hip hop revolution, not only in the United States but all over the world.

This is evidenced in several ways, such as the the proliferation of 1970’s funk and r&b samples used in rap music and the popularity of 1970’s style afros, cornrows and throwback fashions. 

Everything that was funky is sho’nuff funky again. Right On! 

The mission of The Museum of UnCut Funk is to educate all who visit about the original “uncut” funk, it’s architects, disciples, footprint and legacy. 

We celebrate and pay homage to 1970’s Black Culture and the contributions and legacies of Black icons from this era, as well as highlight the indelible impact that this decade has made upon today’s pop culture, not only in the U.S. but around the world. 

Old school Funk class is in session

Museum Of UnCut Funk History

2019

Redesigned our virtual museum

2018

Reached a major milestone with over a quarter of a million people seeing one of our Black History Exhibitions

2017

Introduced another new traveling exhibition featuring artifacts from our collection - ObamaCon: The Making Of A New Black Superhero Exhibition - to honor our first Black President, Barack Obama

2016

Partnered with the Google Cultural Institute Art Project to share our unique collection with a broader online audience

2016

Introduced three new traveling exhibitions featuring artifacts from our collection - For The Love Of Money, Vintage Black Heroes and Vintage Black Heroines

2015

Launched our Museum Of UnCut Funk online store

2015

Introduced our first traveling panel exhibition - Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Firsts

2014

Introduced our first traveling exhibition featuring artifacts from our collection - Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Animation Art Exhibition - at the Schomburg Center For Black History And Culture

2012

Redesigned our virtual museum

2009

Founded the Museum Of UnCut Funk and launched our first virtual museum online

1997-Present

Built our very funky and unique collection of Black history artifacts

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