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We currently have over 30,000 objects and are actively expanding our collection through acquisition and generous donations. If you would like to make a donation, or have information in connection with any of the objects in the collection, we would be happy to hear from you.

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Antonio Mcilwaine Sharipsm painter UHHM donor

During War, He Makes Art:

Painter Antonio Mcilwaine Creates, Curates, and Advocates

Sharpism artist and UHHM Donor Antonio Mcilwaine on his art’s origin: “One of the reasons I chose to become a visual artist is I was paid to make something that came easily to me. I could always create the product. Always.” The product was the portrait. He enjoyed it. Using different techniques. Telling a story. And when he finished, he could look at the portrait and say, “I created this.”

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Rah Deluxe Producer MC Hip Hop UHHM Donor

From Baltimore to the Bronx to Everywhere:

Savior of Hip Hop Donates To UHHM

“I find inspiration in different things: comic books, anime, ways that people – especially kids – won’t turn on each other by making someone feel smaller, and disrespecting one’s unfortunate situation. Just because one may have less money than another doesn’t make them any less of a person. My version of Hip Hop is about flowing and the art form; it has nothing to do with money.”

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