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Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition At The Northwest African American Museum

Nov 22, 2014 - May 03, 2015

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

Exhibition Results

People Saw This Exhibition


  • +55% increase vs. average attendance of 5,000 (reflects average attendance for exhibition of similar duration)



  • “Very Well Received”
  • “Resonated With People Of All Ages”
  • “Attracted Many First Time Visitors To The Museum”
  • “Visitors Brought Their Friends And Family To The Exhibition”
  • “Significant Attendance Opening Day, During Martin Luther King Day / Black History Month Timeframe”
  • “Opening Night “NAAMTASTIC” Party Was Almost Sold Out”
  • “School Groups Were Very Excited To Bring Classes – Exhibition Drew New Classrooms”
  • “Intergenerational – Parent Chaperones Wanted To Attend With Their Children, Were Excited To Share Their Experience With Their Children”



  • Black / Multi-Cultural
  • Intergenerational – Children, Parents, Grandparents
  • Students / School Groups
  • Young Adults
  • Seniors / Senior Citizen Groups
  • Event Rentals

Exhibition Recap

NAAM Advertising

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution was supported by lots of cool advertising in print and around the city of Seattle!!!




Bus Advertising



Store Windows

Seattle Media Coverage 

You can read the press release from NAAM here:

The exhibition was covered by the following local media in Seattle:

Online / Publications   TV   K5 Seattle Evening Magazine Seattle Channel – ArtZone


You can see all of the press and social media coverage received for the Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition while in Seattle below:


NAAMtastic Voyage Opening Night House Party


NAAM kicked off their Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution Exhibition opening night with a down home house parrr-taee!!! The NAAMtastic party was a funky experience with slammin DJs (DJ Riz Rollins, DJ Sassy Black and Top Spin aka Blendiana Jones), funky attire, a photo booth, and 300 of Seattle’s funkiest people. THEY BROUGHT IT!!! And a funky good time was had by all.

Museum Partner

We would like to thank the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle, Wa. for hosting our Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution exhibition!

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  • Date: Nov 22, 2014 - May 03, 2015
  • Location:Northwest African American Museum, Seattle, Washington
  • Curators:Loreen Williamson