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 Mott-Warsh Collection, based in Flint, Michigan, is a private collection of fine art created by artists of the African diaspora. The Mott-Warsh Collection lends collection items to Flint-based public institutions and nationally touring museum and college exhibitions. Maryanne Mott and her late husband, Herman Warsh, initiated the Mott-Warsh collection in 2001 as a means of providing fine art to a broader audience in the City of Flint and beyond.
With a focus on art produced since 1940, the Mott-Warsh Collection contains work by over 125 artists covering a range of media from drawing to painting, prints to photography and mixed media to sculpture. Featuring 20th century masters, such as Romare Bearden and Elizabeth Catlett, to 21st century innovators Wangechi Mutu and Kehinde Wiley, the collection contains abstract and representational work depicting the unique cultural and social experience of Africans living and working in American society. Through its lending program, the intent of the collection is to educate viewers in art appreciation, art making processes, art history, 20th century American history and the history of the African diaspora.
Artwork from the Mott-Warsh Collection is available for public viewing at locations in Flint and other cities.