Calendar

Authors in Conversation | Flavor and Soul: Italian America at its African American Edge with John Gennari
In his recent book Flavor and Soul: Italian America at its African American Edge, John Gennari explores the affinity between Italian American and African American culture. He argues that it is a space of mutual emulation[...]
October 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk | I Told You Who Am I: Shushan Tesfuzigta
Interdisciplinary artist, Shushan Tesfuzigta, looks to complicate the monolithic understanding of her community. Through her work, Tesfuzigta co-creates a freer future grounded in common struggles while showcasing the everyday mundanities of the Eritrean identity. Through this[...]
October 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Alamo Draft House Cinema at New Mission
Litquake and MoAD present | Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime @ Alamo Draft House Cinema at New Mission | San Francisco | California | United States
In 1978, Colorado Springs Police Detective Ron Stallworth answered a classified ad posted by the local Ku Klux Klan faction. Using his real name and some racist epithets to throw the recruiter off the truth,[...]
Litquake, Lambda Literary and MoAD present | Akwaeke Emezi: Selves Are Not Gods or Spirits @ MoAD
A rising star in today’s Nigerian novel boom, the trans and non-binary Akwaeke Emezi has brought us Freshwater, an autobiographical debut written with stylistic brilliance, exploring the metaphysics of identity and being, plunging the reader into[...]
October 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION | Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena
Enjoy Free Admission to our exhibitions, Second Look, Twice: Selections from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, Ficre: Ghebreyesus: A City with a River Running Through,  Shushan Tesfuzigta: I Told You Who Am I and MoAD[...]
October 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm @ MoAD
Litquake and MoAD present | When Rap Spoke Straight to God @ MoAD
When Rap Spoke Straight to God is not sacred or profane, but rather a chorus joined in a single soliloquy, demanding to be heard. There’s Wu-Tang and Mary Magdelene with a foot fetish, Lil’ Kim and[...]
Lecture & Tour | Ficre: Multi-talented Visionary with Issayas Tesfamariam
Image: Ficre Ghebreyesus, City with a River Running Through, n.d. Acrylic on unstretched canvas. 221 ¾ x 73 inches. Courtesy Elizabeth Alexander, Ficre Ghebreyesus Estate. Join us for “Ficre: Multi-talented Visionary,” a lecture presented by[...]
Tour of Ficre Ghebreyesus: A City with a River Running Through It in Tigrinya and Amharic
Image: Ficre Ghebreyesus, Untitled. Issayas Tesfamariam will lead a one-hour tour of Ficre Ghebreyesus: A City with a River Running Through in Tigrinya and Amharic from 1-2pm. The tour will be followed by his lecture,[...]
October 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Film Screening & Discussion | AGENTS OF CHANGE
Join Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) and California Historical Society (CHS) to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Third World Strike and the Rise of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University with a[...]
November 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Film Screening & Discussion | LIFE IS FARE
Join us for a film screening and discussion of the delightful film LIFE IS FARE. The screening will be introduced by Eritrean American filmmaker Sephora Woldu, and she will lead a discussion following. Sephora, an[...]
November 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FREE ADMISSION | Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena
Enjoy Free Admission to our exhibitions, Second Look, Twice: Selections from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, Ficre: Ghebreyesus: A City with a River Running Through,  Shushan Tesfuzigta: I Told You Who Am I and MoAD[...]
December 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry presents black. books. beats. @ Museum of the African Diaspora | San Francisco | California | United States
MoAD Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry presents black. books. beats. Holiday Party + Performance by DJ Cavem Join MoAD’s Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry and DJ Cavem Moetavation for a not-to-be missed holiday party in the lobby of the[...]
December 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kwanzaa
Celebrate Umoja (unity), the first day of Kwanzaa, with your friends at MoAD! The festivities begin at SF City Hall from 12-1pm, and continues from 1-4pm at MoAD. Enjoy drumming, interactive storytelling, family art projects,[...]
FREE ADMISSION | Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service
MoAD will celebrate the national observance of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as a Day of Service, providing FREE admission to the museum and programs throughout the day. Through film, art, and music, our[...]