Calendar

ARTIST TALK | Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem
Join us for an evening with two extraordinary artists featured in Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem, Lyle Ashton Harris and Njideka Akunyili Crosby as they reflect on their work and their relationship[...]
READING | Lorraine Hansberry Theater at MoAD presents A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES by Marcus Gardley
MoAD and The Lorraine Hansberry Theater present a reading of A WOLF IN SNAKESKIN SHOES by Marcus Gardley. This fresh take on Molière’s Tartuffe, set in a world of fast-food tycoons and megachurches is a[...]
DIASPORA, CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS & THE ART OF MICHAEL RICHARDS | A conversation with artist William Cordova and author Jeff Chang
Image: Michael Richards, Winged, 1999. Bonded bronze and metal, 20 x 38 x 4 inches. Photograph by Etienne Frossard, courtesy of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Ethnic-specific cultural institutions play an important role in supporting and advancing the work of[...]
February 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PERFORMANCE | Emotional/Content with Brontez Purnell
Image by Melissa Dale Join us for a performance by Brontez Purnell EMOTIONAL/CONTENT a piece dealing with matriarchal lineage and inner “alternatives facts” dedicated to his Mother and Grandmother Brontez Purnell is a writer, dancer,[...]
February 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
PRESENTATION | All Your Favorite Music is (Probably) Black
Join us for All Your Favorite Music is (Probably) Black, a humorous, highly immersive, and historically accurate hour that uncovers the African-American roots of popular music genres that appear to be free of African-Americans. Utilizing a rich audiovisual[...]
February 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION | Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena
Enjoy Free Admission to our exhibitions, Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Sadie Barnette: Phone Home as MoAD joins the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the California Historical Society for Art, Drink,[...]
February 21, 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[...]
February 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
ENGAGE: Black Refractions Symposium @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
Join MoAD for our second annual day-long symposium. This year’s program is inspired by the artists in Black Refractions: Selections from the Studio Museum in Harlem. Featuring exhibition artists, curators, collectors, gallerists, and art writers[...]
AUTHORS IN CONVERSATION | Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) and Maison Noire Américaine present Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon Join us for an evening with Maxine Gordon as she discusses her late husband, tenor[...]
PERFORMANCE | Time to Talk with the Davalois Fearon Dance Company
Time to Talk is a multimedia dance piece rooted in research on American history, dance history, racial identity formation, and systemic racism. It is inspired by Davalois Fearon‘s own experience of oppression and racial bias[...]
READING | Lorraine Hansberry Theater at MoAD presents INTIMATE APPAREL by Lynn Nottage
MoAD and The Lorraine Hansberry Theater present a reading of INTIMATE APPAREL by Lynn Nottage. New York circa 1905 is a time and place where rigid social divides along the lines of race, religion, and[...]