Calendar

June 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Emerging Artists Information Session @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD is committed to providing local artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora. The EAP is a call for[...]
June 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Sweet and Dandy | Film Series: Week Five @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
Sweet and Dandy is an 8 week film series featuring an entertaining mix of documentaries, shorts and narratives complementing both exhibitions on view at Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) The Grace Jones Project and Dandy[...]
June 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Crack. Rumble. Fly: The Bayview Stories Project @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
MoAD is partnering with American Conservatory Theater and Youth Speaks to present Crack. Rumble. Fly: The Bayview Stories Project. MoAD will host a partial reading of the play on June 4th in the MoAD Salon.[...]
AUTHORS IN CONVERSATION | Namwali Serpell in Conversation with Shannon Jackson
Please join us to celebrate Zambia’s Namwali Serpell winner of the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africa’s leading literary award, for her short story entitled “The Sack” from Africa39 (Bloomsbury, London, 2014). Namwali Serpell was born in Zambia in 1980. Her[...]
June 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Sweet and Dandy | Film Series: Week Six @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
Sweet and Dandy is an 8 week film series featuring an entertaining mix of documentaries, shorts and narratives complementing both exhibitions on view at Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) The Grace Jones Project and Dandy Lion:[...]
Caged Bird Legacy: Continuing the Life Work of Dr. Maya Angelou
Guy Johnson in Conversation with Belva Davis Please join us for a very special conversation with Guy Johnson, author and son of acclaimed poet and activist Dr. Maya Angelou, and award-winning journalist Belva Davis. Johnson[...]
June 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION | Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena
Enjoy Free Admission to our exhibitions, The Grace Jones Project and Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity, as MoAD joins the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the California Historical Society for Art, Drink, & Be Merry! Third[...]
June 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Sweet and Dandy | Film Series: Week Seven @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
Sweet and Dandy is an 8 week film series featuring an entertaining mix of documentaries, shorts and narratives complementing both exhibitions on view at Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) The Grace Jones Project and[...]
June 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm @ Castro Theatre
MoAD Co-Presents Frameline40 Films: Kiki @ Castro Theatre | San Francisco | California | United States
  Frameline40’s opening night film. More than two decades after Paris Is Burning, filmmakers Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon’s documentary acknowledges legendary legacies while fast-forwarding to the ballroom scene of today: an unapologetically flamboyant and[...]
June 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Food From Across Africa @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
MoAD Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry presents Discussion, Reception, and Book Signing with The Groundnut collective from South London The Groundnut is a collective of three mixed African European chefs who invite us into their kitchen to[...]
June 18, 2016 @ 3:45 pm @ Roxie Theatre
MoAD Co-Presents Frameline40 Films: Suicide Kale @ Roxie Theatre | San Francisco | California | United States
Suicide Kale is a dark comedy that covers important topics, from masturbation to co-parenting pets to the neighbor who died in a hot tub. You know, the stuff you and your friends discuss over beer and[...]
June 19, 2016 @ 3:30 pm @ Roxie Theatre
MoAD Co-Presents Frameline40 Films: Check It @ Roxie Theatre | San Francisco | California | United States
Desperate to survive state and police violence, a group of black gay and trans teens form a gang to protect one another. In a country where blackness is criminal, forming a gang is a radical[...]
MoAD Co-Presents Frameline40 Films: Living with Pride Ruth C. Ellis @ 100 @ Castro Theatre | San Francisco | California | United States
Born July 23, 1899, in Springfield, Illinois, Ruth Ellis is the oldest “out” African American lesbian known. In addition to exploring her rich past, the film offers a rare opportunity to experience a century of[...]
June 23, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Sweet and Dandy | Film Series: Week Eight @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
Sweet and Dandy is an 8 week film series featuring an entertaining mix of documentaries, shorts and narratives complementing both exhibitions on view at Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) The Grace Jones Project and[...]
June 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Emerging Artists Information Session @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
Through the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD is committed to providing local artists the opportunities to generate and exhibit work reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora. The EAP is a call for[...]
July 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION | Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena
Enjoy Free Admission to our exhibitions, The Grace Jones Project and Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity, as MoAD joins the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the California Historical Society for Art, Drink, & Be Merry! Third[...]
August 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Koret Discover Jazz Series: The Latin Roots of Jazz @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
CLASS 1: Afro-Cuban Roots 1 Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz[...]
August 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Koret Discover Jazz Series: The Latin Roots of Jazz @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
CLASS 2: Afro-Cuban Roots 2 Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz[...]
August 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION | Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena
Enjoy Free Admission to our exhibitions, The Grace Jones Project and Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity, as MoAD joins the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the California Historical Society for Art, Drink, & Be Merry! Third[...]
August 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Koret Discover Jazz Series: The Latin Roots of Jazz @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
CLASS 3: Puerto Rican Roots Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers[...]
August 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Koret Discover Jazz Series: The Latin Roots of Jazz @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
CLASS 4: Brazilian Roots Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who[...]
September 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Koret Discover Jazz Series: The Latin Roots of Jazz @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
CLASS 5: Jazz Latino Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who[...]
September 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Koret Discover Jazz Series: The Latin Roots of Jazz @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
CLASS 6: Spanish Routes Latin American music and musicians have played fundamental and innovative roles in the history and evolution of jazz. Jelly Roll, Louie, Duke and Diz are among the legions of jazz pioneers who[...]