Who Are The HCIC's?

(Head Curators In Charge)

One of them would be me, “Sista ToFunky”.

I am a starchild of the 1970’s. I love everything about this decade, the films, tv shows, music, fashion and of course the baaad attitude.

I am a Black history enthusiast with a particular interest in how our culture impacts trends and pop culture around the world.

I am an avid collector of Black memorabilia and an expert on Black culture of the 1970’s.

Over the past 20 years I have pursued my passion for Black history by
building an extensive collection of Black culture artifacts.

I am an educator who teaches and lectures about the historical significance of 1970’s Blaxploitation films and other aspects of 1970’s Black Culture.


The other one would be me. I answer to Loreen Dyanne, the names my Mama gave me, or my FUNK names, “ReenieDaFunkBaby” or “Red Funk Baby.”

I am a 70’s baby (ok I am technically a 60’s baby but my formative years were during the 70’s). I love everything about this decade, especially 1970’s Black Culture.

I am a lover of Black history with a particular interest in EVERYTHING BLACK.

And of course I am a FUNK-A-TEER, hence the name Museum Of UnCut Funk!

I am a curator who uses unique artifacts to educate and inspire.


We are both avid collectors of Black memorabilia from this era and over the past twenty years have amassed a fairly sizable archive of Animation Art and Collectibles, Broadway Window Cards, Coins and Medals, Comic BooksOriginal Movie Posters, Music, Sports Collectibles, Stamps and other funky goodies that reflect Black culture (a.k.a. “The Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection”).

Our posters have been featured in More, Savoy, Upscale and King magazines and on BET Tonight with Ed Gordon.

Our 1970’s Saturday Morning Cartoon Black animation art exhibition, Funky Turns 50: Black Character Revolution, represents one of the world’s most unique and extensive collections of Original Production Cels and Drawings from 1970’s Saturday morning cartoons that feature Black characters. This art was used under the camera to produce these cartoons. Our exhibition, which features 70 pieces of animation art from our collection, is touring the country to different museums. The exhibition has been featured on the front page of The New York Times Arts section, as well as ComplexEbony.com, Essence, Fast Company DesignNPRRolling Out, The Source, and on Here And Now (WABC-TV), NY-1 and Positively Black (WNBC-TV), Weekender Report (WABC-Chicago), Seattle Evening Magazine (K5 Seattle).

The museum and our broader collection have been featured in Inside NJ, The Intelligent Collector Magazine, The Guardian, USA Today and US Of America.

As a former art gallery owners, we understand the importance of preserving important cultural artifacts for future generations.

We started The Museum Of UnCut Funk to share our collecting philosophy and collection with funky people around the world. The museum will also highlight the connection between the 1970’s and today’s worldwide Urban culture.

It is a space that honors the past but also keeps a fresh perspective.

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You can contact us below or on the Contact Us page.

Check us out in the opening to our AfroFuturisticFrightNightFunkstication       virtual event.


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