Artstor is collaborating with the Mott-Warsh Collection to share 200 images of work by artists of the African Diaspora. Focusing on art produced after 1940, the Mott-Warsh Collection contains work by more than 125 artists working 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, and Whitfield Lovell.
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 art appreciation, art history, 20th century American history, the history 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 living and working in American society.