The Museum of the African Diaspora's exhibitions seek to challenge perceptions, broaden perspectives, and stimulate new understanding of the African Diaspora.

Permanent Exhibitions

Blending art and innovative technology, with the African tradition of storytelling, MoAD's permanent exhibitions allow visitors of all ages to explore cultural traditions in an immersive, interactive environment. Organized both geographically and thematically, the exhibits are designed to raise curiosity and bring recognition to the genius of Africa and the civilizations which arose from it. Slavery Passages is supported by the Reading on Slavery bibliography. Readings on Slavery

Special Exhibitions

MoAD's two Special Exhibitions galleries showcase the "best of the best" in art and ideas from throughout the African Diaspora. Presented for both their aesthetic appeal and evocative power, MoAD's diverse schedule of rotating exhibitions features art and artifacts from the collections of major national and international museums and prominent private collectors.

Recognizing that art is a common thread transcending cultures, MoAD's special exhibitions inspire visitors to embrace the richly textured creativity of our world as seen through the prism of the African Diaspora. Highlights of past exclusive U.S. and West Coast exhibitions  include Made in Africa from the British Museum; Looking Both Ways: Art of the African Diaspora from the Museum for African Art; Linkages and Themes in the African Diaspora: Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton and Peter Norton Contemporary Art Collections; Carrie Mae Weems: The Louisiana Project; and Painting Ethiopia: The Life and Work of Qes Adamu Tesfaw from the UCLA Fowler Museum  of Cultural History as well as collaborations with San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.