It’s Official, I am now Deputy Director @ MoAD

As I walked down the stairs at MoAD I noticed my friend and great African American sculptor Richard Hunt (he is smiling to my left in the tux) among the images in the photomosaic based on an original photograph taken by Chester Higgins, Jr. More than 2000 individual photographs were submitted to MoAD from people all over the world, and while I have viewed the mosaic many times, it is only now when I can truly take my time walking through the museum every day that I noticed a personal friend among the myriad images. I think I may also know who Richard talking to in the photo. Anyone out there think they recognize the other man in a bow tie? Please come join me soon at MoAD in person, online, or by phone.

Michael Warr will lead the museum’s operations and planning. He has previously consulted for a variety of nonprofits, including San Francisco Pride, the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, and the MacArthur Foundation. He is the poetry editor of the upcoming Poetry & Protest – from Emmet Till to Trayvon Martin. As a journalist, he has contributed to the BBC, The Guardian, and African Confidential. He received a 2014 Creative Work Fund award for his multimedia project, “Tracing Poetic Memory in Bayview Hunters Point,” and was recognized with the 2012 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature.

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