Public Programs Calendar

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Lorraine Hansberry Theatre @ MoAD presents a staged reading of We Are Proud to Present

Saturday May 4, 2013

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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 forms. Each presentation will be followed by an audience discussion.

Join us for a staged reading of We Are Proud to Present by Jackie Sibblies Drury. When an interracial group of actors get together to do a theatrical presentation about the origins of Namibia, issues of race in our "postracial" society come up... 

Founded in 1981, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (LHT) presents plays by America's foremost African-American and multicultural playwrights. LHT has produced over 130 plays, including west coast and world premieres, experimental works, classics in the African-American canon, lively musicals, and poignant socio-political dramas. LHT distinguishes itself as an eclectic learning community, sustained by both rigor and creativity. LHT draws from aesthetic, cultural and economic resources of the San Francisco Bay Area to enrich and strengthen the performing arts.

Free with MoAD Admission and for LHT Subscribers.

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FREE WORKSHOP | The Fine Art of Investing: Beginning an Art Collection

Thursday May 16, 2013

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Fine Art of Investing: Beginning an Art Collection. A free workshop for beginning and new fine art collectors, includes Kinsey Collection exhibit tour. Moderator: Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins, MoAD Curatorial Consultant; Art Gallery Owner: Thelma Harris of the Thelma Harris Art Gallery; Art Collector: Victoria Redus;Your Collection,Your Legacy: Robert Wallace, Jr., CFP®, Wells Fargo Private Bank.

Reception at 5:30 pm.

Free admission.

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FILM SCREENING | Slavery By Another Name

Friday May 17, 2013

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for a film screening of Slavery by Another Name, based upon the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas A. Blackmon, the film gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features moving interviews with their descendants today. The film will be introduced by Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, who remarkably discovered that a letter from Bernard's second cousin, Carrie Kinsey, served as the impetus for Blackmon's book. The letter is part of The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect, currently on view at MoAD.

Slavery by Another Name, narrated by Laurence Fishburne, is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans' most cherished assumptions: that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South after the Civil War, new systems of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force and brutality. The film documents how for more than 80 years, thousands of African Americans, often gulty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of white masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century.

Free with MoAD Admission.

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Kinsey Collection Closing Events

Saturday May 18, 2013

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join us for the closing weekend of The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect.

11:00am: MoAD Members-only continental breakfast, plus morning viewing hours and tours.

1:00-2:00pm: Bernard and Shirley Kinsey Book Signing in the Salon (Free with MoAD Admission).

All-day: Wells Fargo Customer Appreciation Day. One free general admission limited to cardholder.

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