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 cultural institutions, nationally touring museum and college exhibitions. Maryanne Mott and her husband, the late Herman Warsh, initiated the Mott-Warsh collection in 2001 as a means of providing fine visual 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. From Ron Adams to Richard Yarde, the collection contains abstract and representational work depicting the unique cultural and social experience of Africans living and working in American society. The intent of the collection, through its lending program, 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.