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MARCH 24, 2014: San Francisco, CA – San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora (www.moadsf.org) is pleased to announce the return of PUSH Dance Company for the ninth season on March 29 and 30. PUSH will present the premiere of Point Shipyard Project, a dance installation featuring movement, music, spoken word and video that showcases the ongoing challenges of living in proximity to the toxic Hunters Point Naval Shipyard as long-term cleanup of the radio-active contaminated site continues.

"This is a vibrant, exciting and electric youth performance held on the staircase of our museum," said Linda Harrison, Executive Director of MoAD. "PUSH expertly expresses the topic of the toxic shipyard clean-up through the integration of multi-media platforms and modern dance choreography." Press release PDF


MARCH 10, 2014: San Francisco, CA – It's really no surprise that Linda Harrison, Executive Director of San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora, (www.moadsf.org) will be honored at the 5th Annual Powerful Women of the Bay Awards Luncheon on March 27 at Wedgewood in the Metropolitan Golf Club in Oakland. The event celebrates the outstanding contributions of women in the San Francisco Bay Area in honor of Women's History Month in March. The theme of this year's Women's History Month is Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment. Press release PDF

FEBRUARY 24, 2014: San Francisco, CA – Thanks to a generous multi-year grant by The James Irvine Foundation's Exploring Engagement Fund, the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco is pleased to present I've Known Rivers: MoAD Stories Project – Crossing Fences: Conversations & Stories with African American Men Across the Generations on February 27. Press release PDF

FEBRUARY 10, 2014: San Francisco, CA – Working in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, the largest museum and research complex in the world, San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora is pleased to present two new youth programs Behind the Lens: Girls of Color and The Rhythm of Being Brown from February 22 through March 19. The courses are possible thanks to the Will to Adorn program of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage which hand selected MoAD because of its effective approach to developing curriculum. Will to Adorn is part of a national movement to empower girls of color by exploring the past, defining the present and celebrating their cultural beauty. Press release PDF

JANUARY 27, 2014: San Francisco, CA – February is Black History Month, and the national theme for 2014 is Civil Rights in America. Starting February 6, San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora (www.moad.org) offers a month-long series of public programs and events designed to celebrate Black History Month.

"The amazing collection of films, workshops, music and performances we are offering at MoAD in February and beyond honor the history, contributions and successes of African Americans and others in the movement for civil rights and equal treatment under the law," said Linda Harrison, Executive Director of MoAD. Press release PDF

JANUARY 13, 2014: San Francisco, Ca. Celebrate the dream that unites us as one at San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora (www.moadsf.org) on Monday, January 20. This is the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a national day of observance. To honor the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s life and bring people together, MoAD is offering free admission to the museum and all of its exhibits, performances and programs for the entire day. Press release PDF

DECEMBER 20, 2013: San Francisco, Ca. For a exhibition about dialogue, it was instead a moment of silence that opened the new show at San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora. Crosscurrents: African and Black Diasporas in Dialogue, 1960-1980, focuses on the black liberation movement and its impact on the arts, culture and politics across the world, is on display at MoAD through April 13, 2014.

The reflective silent moment was called by MoAD’s new Executive Director Linda Harrison to honor Nelson Mandela’s recent passing. According to Harrison, several pieces connected to Mandela are included in the Crosscurrents exhibit. Press release PDF.

DECEMBER 10, 2013: San Francisco, Ca. The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is pleased to announce the selection of its new executive director, Linda Harrison. "The Board of MoAD is thrilled to have retained Linda Harrison as our new Executive Director,” said L. Wade Rose, Chairman of the MoAD Board and Vice President of External and Government Relations, Dignity Health. “Linda has the leadership skills and management experience necessary for moving MoAD forward. The Board and Linda are in full alignment on what is necessary for MoAD to grow." Press release DOC.

OCTOBER 16, 2013: (ANNOUNCEMENT) San Francisco, Ca. Final presentation of the current IKR volume will be on Saturday February 22, 2014, from 11am - 2pm at the Bayview branch library.

OCTOBER 15, 2013: San Francisco, Ca. — Cal Humanities has announced the 2013-2014 Community Stories grant awardees. The Museum of the African Diaspora has been awarded $10,000 for its project entitled The Bayview Hunters Point Oral History Project. Press release PDF.

JUNE 2013: Museum of the African Diaspora opens new exhibitions featuring the works of photographers J. D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, a Nigerian national treasure, and the renowned Gordon Parks. Press release PDF.

MAY 2013: Museum of the African Diaspora Kicks Off the Summer Season with New Exhibitions, Free Admission and Family Events including Black Music Month and Juneteenth celebrations. Press release PDF.

MAY 2013: Museum of the African Diaspora Announces Change in Executive Leadership. Press release PDF.

JAN 2013: Black History Month Weekend Celebration, Feb 8-10, 2013. Press release PDF.

JAN 2013: Wells Fargo Honors the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with National Art Exhibit Featuring the Renowned Kinsey Collection. Bay Area region release

JAN 2013: Wells Fargo Honors the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with National Art Exhibit Featuring the Renowned Kinsey Collection. National release

JAN 2013: ScholarShare presents Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Free Day. Media Alert

JAN 2013:The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect. Media Alert