MW Gallery is the new permanent home of the Mott-Warsh Collection (MWC).
We provide a welcoming environment for engagement with fine art created by artists of the African diaspora and those who reflect on it.
Art can be a catalyst for cultural awareness, creative thinking, and self-empowerment.
The gallery's current exhibition, “Visual Freedom: African American Abstractionist from the Mott-Warsh Collection” features over 30 artworks dating from post-World War II to the present. The exhibit includes artists known for early experimentations in abstraction, such as Charles Alston, Norman Lewis, and William Majors; second generation abstract expressionists Frank Bowling, Ed Clark, Sam Gilliam, Jack Whitten; and a host of other contemporary abstractionists: McArthur Binion, Chakaia Booker, Mel Edwards, John Hughes, Richard Hunt, Jennie C. Jones, Allie McGhee, Howardena Pindell, William T. Williams and more.
MW Gallery will also celebrate the life of Jacob Lawrence (1917 – 2000) with a centennial salute to the artist who would have turned 100 years old this year. Lawrence was among the first African American artists to receive widespread acceptance and patronage from the mainstream art community during the 20th century. He is renowned for his abstracted narrative paintings and prints that illustrate American and African diasporic history. Prints from Lawrence’s “The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture” series will be on view in the gallery.
On view in MW’s Black Box Video Gallery: “Blot,” a media work by Nick Cave.
August 11 - January 27, 2018
815 S. Saginaw Street | Flint, Mi 48502
Corner of S. Saginaw St. and E. Court St.
Gallery entrance on E. Court St.
11:00A–6:00P Thursday and Friday
11:00A–9:00P 2nd Friday of Each month
© From Searles Spicer Estate.