Calendar

January 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION | Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena
Enjoy Free Admission to our exhibitions, Where Is Here, A Matter of Fact: Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Urban Africa: David Adjaye’s Photographic Survey, as MoAD joins the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the California Historical Society[...]
January 20, 2017 all-day
FREE ADMISSION | Friday, January 20
It is our mission to present contemporary art from the African Diaspora, and our community has spoken, letting us know that art from this perspective is needed to process our healing. With this in mind[...]
FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION | Uncomfortable: The Art of Christopher Cozier
Image: Little Gestures by Christopher Cozier Join us for film screening and discussion of UNCOMFORTABLE: THE ART OF CHRISTOPHER COZIER, a journey through the work and ideas of Trinidad-based artist and cultural critic Christopher Cozier,[...]
MoAD Vanguard Presents: Discovering The Black Diaspora Through Travel
MoAD Vanguard Presents: Discovering The Black Diaspora Through Travel Are you a current jet setter or looking to set off on your first international trip? Do you spend more time abroad than you do in[...]
February 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film Screening | I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
MoAD will kick off Black History Month with a free screening of I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House.[...]
February 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
PERFORMANCE | Lorraine Hansberry Theatre at MoAD
The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre at MoAD is a collaboration that connects theater and the visual arts, bringing both audiences together, making each art form more accessible and relevant to both constituencies and providing context across art[...]
February 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
FILM SCREENING | Medicine for Melancholy
Join us for a screening of Barry Jenkins’ (Moonlight) first feature film Medicine for Melancholy (2008). The film’s protagonists are an African American man and woman whose relationship begins with a one-night stand at a[...]
February 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP with South Africa's Danno Petersen
Danno Petersen will perform 2 50-minute workshops at 1pm & 3pm Playing drums since he was a toddler, South African Daniel “Danno” Petersen III has accrued an impressive resume of accomplishments including performances at the[...]
February 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Root Division
PERFORMANCE | Broun Fellinis at Root Division @ Root Division | San Francisco | California | United States
Museum of the African Diaspora and Root Division co-present a performance of Broun Fellinis in conjunction with MoAD’s exhibition Where Is Here and Root Division’s exhibition A Call For Beauty. Since the 1990’s Broun Fellinis[...]
February 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION | Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena
Enjoy Free Admission to our exhibitions, Where Is Here, A Matter of Fact: Toyin Ojih Odutola Urban Africa: David Adjaye’s Photographic Survey, and Helina Metaferia: Home | Free, as MoAD joins the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the[...]
February 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Opening Reception & Live Performance: HOME | FREE
Join us for an Opening Reception & Live Performance with artist Helina Metaferia, featuring musical guest Zena Carlota. MoAD Emerging Artists presents Helina Metaferia: Home | Free Home | Free addresses a diasporic longing for a[...]
February 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
LECTURE & DEMONSTRATION | Monk's Saxophonists
Join us for a lecture & demonstration with David Boyce of Broun Fellinis on Monk’s Saxophonists: Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin and Charlie Rouse. Boyce will discuss the collaboration between Thelonious Monk and these four masters[...]
AUTHORS IN CONVERSATION | The Picture Man with Careth Reid and Ruth Beckford
From 1927 until his death in 1979, E.F. Joseph documented the daily lives of African Americans in the Bay Area. His images were printed in the Pittsburgh Courier and the Chicago Defender but not widely published in his home[...]
March 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
PERFORMANCE | Broun Fellinis
Join us for a performance with Broun Fellinis as they expand their contribution to Where Is Here beyond the listening stations in the gallery that feature their music. Broun Fellinis are explorers. Founded in San Francisco[...]
MoAD and the SFSU Poetry Center Present | Navigating Space for Women through Poetry, Literature and Art
In celebration of International Women’s Day and in partnership with the San Francisco State University Poetry Center, poet and travel writer Faith Adiele, poet Tonya Foster and visual artist Asya Abdrahman will discuss the ways they[...]