The Mott-Warsh Collection has contributed more than 300 images of work by African artists living in America.
Focusing on art produced after 1940, the Mott-Warsh Collection contains work by more than 125 artists in a range of styles and media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, mixed-media, and sculpture. The Collection includes major figures and underrepresented artists alike: Jacob Lawrence, Ron Adams, Faith Ringgold, Richard Yarde, Lorna Simpson, Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker, Howardena Pindell, Whitfield Lovell, Kehinde Wiley and Wangechi Mutu.
Established in Flint, Michigan in 2001 by Maryanne Mott and her husband, the late Herman Warsh, the Mott-Warsh Collection lends items to Flint-based cultural institutions and nationally touring museum and college exhibitions. The collection was initiated as a means of providing art to a broader audience in the City of Flint and beyond by educating viewers in the art of the African Diaspora, and art making processes and techniques. Through its diverse holdings, the collection depicts the unique cultural and social experience of artists of African origin working in the United States.