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This special exhibition commemorates the 40th anniversaries of 1970’s Saturday Morning cartoons that featured positive Black characters for the first time in television history. The exhibition includes original production cels and drawings used to produce these cartoons. Also included are images from the animated opening to Soul Train and two of the few Black cast/Black focused animated features that have been produced since the 1970′s, BeBe’s Kids (1992) and Our Friend Martin (1999).

FUNKY TURNS 40 includes 60 pieces of animation art from the Museum Of UnCut Funk collection, one of the world’s most unique and extensive collections of original animation production cels and drawings from 1970‘s. FUNKY TURNS 40 was organized by the Museum of UnCut Funk and is curated by Pamela Thomas, Curator of the Museum. The exhibition has received strong national and local press coverage, including a New York Times article that appeared on the front page of their Arts section and online.