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For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency Custom Exhibition At The Museum Of American Finance

Jan 31, 2017 - Jan 15, 2018

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

Exhibition Results

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Press Conference – February 22, 2017

Museum Of UnCut Funk Curators attended the official exhibition opening and press conference at the Museum Of American Finance (MOAF) on Wall Street in New York.

MOAF is a Smithsonian Affiliate.

Curator Thomas On NY1

Curator Pamela Thomas (aka Sista ToFunky) spoke with Roger Clark of NY1 and did two live segments to promote the exhibition.

Curator Loreen Williamson

Curator Loreen Williamson spoke to the press about what the exhibition means to her and why it is historically important.

You can see the press conference below.

You can read the press release, see pictures of the press conference, read the press coverage to date and learn more information by clicking here.

Press Coverage 

For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency was recently featured in the New York Times in an article titled “A Museum Finds All Kinds Of Funk.”

The article appeared on the front page of the August 13, 2017 Metro Section.

The online version of the article, titled “Money Museum Gets Funky” was posted on the New York Times website on August 9, 2017.



To learn more about the commemorative coins, medals and medallions featured in the For The Love Of Money Exhibition you can read the three part series on African Americans On U.S. Coins written by Charles Morgan, Editor at and check out the podcast that the Museum Of UnCut Funk curators did with Charles Morgan on our website at the following links:

African Americans On U.S. Coins Part 1: Representation & Discovery

African Americans On U,S. Coins Part 2: Modern Commemoratives and Circulation Strikes

African Americans On U.S. Coins Part 3: Hidden in Plain Sight & Designs Considered

Podcast: UnCut Funk: African American Representation and Money

Custom Installation

The Museum Of UnCut Funk worked with MOAF staff to create a custom installation with a layout and colors that worked best in their historic building and fit their exhibition display units. The exhibition information was printed on fabric panels. The commemorative objects are displayed in museum cases.

You can see installation images below.

Photographer Credit: Alan Barnett

Exhibition Results

The For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency exhibition was “really well received,” generating a lot of positive feedback from visitors.

The museum received a lot of calls specifically inquiring about the exhibition.

The museum had several groups of visitors come specifically to see the exhibition, increasing their traffic on Saturdays when they typically do not get a lot of group visits.

Many school groups also came to see the exhibition, which was very popular among Middle and High School groups.

Visitors inquired about educational materials on the exhibition and asked about the scavenger hunt materials that were created by the museum to go along with the exhibition.

The museum staff was happy that they hosted the exhibition, stating that they were “proud to have the exhibition at their museum.”

Museum Partner

We would like to thank the Museum Of American Finance in New York, NY. for hosting our For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency custom exhibition!

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  • Date: Jan 31, 2017 - Jan 15, 2018
  • Location:Museum Of American Finance, New York, New York
  • Curators:Loreen Williamson