Calendar

June 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yerba Buena Art Walk 2019
Free admission at MoAD 3 – 6pm! The Yerba Buena Alliance proudly presents the Yerba Buena Art Walk. Explore the heart of downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood at 10 participating institutions open for FREE.[...]
Artists in Conversation: Muzae Sesay and Basil Kincaid
Moderated by Emily Kuhlmann Taking a moment to reflect upon their careers and art practices, join us for a conversation with Muzae Sesay and Basil Kincaid. This talk, moderated by MoAD’s Director of Exhibitions and[...]
June 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Community Voices: Poets Speak - Tongo Eisen-Martin @ Museum of the African Diaspora
In this weekly summer series, eight Bay Area poets share new poems created in response to the current exhibitions.  They will also describe the processes they employ in writing ekphrastic work.  Come and see, come[...]
June 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION | Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena
Enjoy Free Admission to our exhibitions, Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox, Still Here, American Artist presents Dignity Images: Bayview-Hunters Point, and MoAD EAP presents Rodney Ewing: Longitude and Latitude as MoAD joins the Contemporary Jewish[...]
June 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
CALL & RESPONSE: Curator Swap
The Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM), California Historical Society (CHS) and Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) launch a new progressive gallery talk. Educators and curators examine work in each museum’s exhibitions in connection with Pride.[...]
June 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Mic at MoAD
OPEN MIC THIRD THURSDAYS continue. We are hosting an evening of spoken word, featuring amazing poets throughout the Bay Area. Sign up for your chance to read some of your poetry at the museum in[...]
June 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Community Voices: Poets Speak - Avotcja @ Museum of the African Diaspora
In this weekly summer series, eight Bay Area poets share new poems created in response to the current exhibitions.  They will also describe the processes they employ in writing ekphrastic work.  Come and see, come[...]
ARTIST TALK | Firelei Báez in Conversation with Pamela Joyner
Please join us for an evening with artist Firelei Báez in conversation with collector Pamela Joyner. Rendering her subjects in complex layers of pattern and imagery, New York-based artist Firelei Báez casts cultural and regional histories into an[...]
July 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
HERO | Caribbean in Motion Film Series
A Special Screening of HERO Inspired by the Extraordinary Life & Times of Mr. Ulric Cross (Frances-Anne Solomon, Canada/Ghana/Trinidad & Tobago, UK, 2018, 94 minutes) HERO skillfully mixes drama and elements of documentary to tell[...]
July 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Community Voices: Poets Speak - Thea Matthews @ Museum of the African Diaspora
In this weekly summer series, eight Bay Area poets share new poems created in response to the current exhibitions.  They will also describe the processes they employ in writing ekphrastic work.  Come and see, come[...]
JOCELYNE BEROARD, AT HEART | Caribbean in Motion Film Series
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) and Maison Noire Américaine present JOCELYNE BEROARD, AT HEART (Maharaki, Martinique, 2018, 90 minutes) In French and Martinican Creole with English subtitles As a member of the iconic Kassav’[...]
July 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Community Voices: Poets Speak - Tureeda Mikell @ Museum of the African Diaspora
In this weekly summer series, eight Bay Area poets share new poems created in response to the current exhibitions.  They will also describe the processes they employ in writing ekphrastic work.  Come and see, come[...]
July 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
DOUBLE PLAY | Caribbean in Motion Film Series
Museum of the African Diaspora and the Consulate General of the Netherlands present: Double Play (Ernest Dickerson, 2017,  130 minutes). After many years living in Amsterdam, Ostrik, a middle aged doctor, returns to his birthplace, the[...]
July 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Community Voices: Poets Speak - Marvin K. White @ Museum of the African Diaspora
In this weekly summer series, eight Bay Area poets share new poems created in response to the current exhibitions.  They will also describe the processes they employ in writing ekphrastic work.  Come and see, come[...]
July 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
LIFE & DEBT | Caribbean in Motion Film Series
MoAD & Global Exchange present LIFE & DEBT (Stephanie Black, 2001, 80 minutes) This now-classic documentary addresses the impact that the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other such financial entitles have on Jamaica[...]
August 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Community Voices: Poets Speak - Jeneé Darden @ Museum of the African Diaspora
In this weekly summer series, eight Bay Area poets share new poems created in response to the current exhibitions.  They will also describe the processes they employ in writing ekphrastic work.  Come and see, come[...]
August 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk | Dignity Images: Bayview-Hunters Point
As social media has become an integral tool in the enabling of various levels of performativity digitally, these gestures significantly impact how individuals capture their experiences, and present their lives to the world. Enter the[...]
August 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
MOVING IN PLACE | Caribbean in Motion Film Series
Museum of the African Diaspora & Cine+Mas SF present MOVING IN PLACE (Lyka Sethi and Geoffrey Iwata, 2018, 65 minutes) Puerto Rico has been in a colonial relationship with the U.S. since 1898.  The documentary[...]
August 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Community Voices: Poets Speak - Closing Reception @ Museum of the African Diaspora
In this weekly summer series, eight Bay Area poets share new poems created in response to the current exhibitions.  They will also describe the processes they employ in writing ekphrastic work.  Come and see, come[...]