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Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry presents Decolonize Your Food
This event is sold out. Thank you. Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry and Middle East Children’s Alliance present Decolonize Your Food While food has long been a tool of oppression, food sovereignty is a powerful organizing concept[...]
CURATOR & ARTIST TALK | Don't Shoot: An Opus of the Opulence of Blackness
Join curators, Melonie Green and Melorra Green, as they share in a special conversation with the featured artists of the exhibition. This conversation will highlight the work of the artists and explore the beauty and[...]
Film Screening & Workshop | VOGUE AROUND THE WORLD
VOGUE AROUND THE WORLD Take a dip into the global vogueing scene through the artistic work of Rashaad Newsome. Rashaad Newsome and Johnny Symons present a short work-in-progress clip of their documentary GET YOUR 10s,[...]
Film Screening | HORACE TAPSCOTT: MUSICAL GRIOT
MoAD presents a four-week film series in conjunction with Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite, a photographic exhibition focussing on how the Black Pride movement manifested in fashion and in jazz & soul music. Dr.[...]
DON'T SHOOT | Pinterest Hack & Digital Altar
Image: Amiri Baraka by Emory Douglas Come Sip and Hack with us! As one of most creatives beloved guilty pleasures, Pinterest is a tool for idea sharing and problem solving. In response to the oversaturation[...]
Zora Neale Hurston | Stories from the Harlem Renaissance
Co-presented by MoAD & Litquake In 1925, Barnard student Zora Neale Hurston—the sole black student at the college—was living in New York, “desperately striving for a toe-hold on the world.” During this period, she began[...]
Chef-in-Residence presents | From Ericka Huggins to Bryant Terry: Feeding the People
CHEF IN RESIDENCE BRYANT TERRY AND THE DE YOUNG MUSEUM PRESENT From Ericka Huggins to Bryant Terry: Feeding the People On Sunday, February 9th, join us at Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in partnership[...]
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Film Screening | PASSING THROUGH
MoAD presents a four-week film series in conjunction with Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite, a photographic exhibition focussing on how the Black Pride movement manifested in fashion and in jazz & soul music. Dr.[...]
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Film Screening | ABBEY LINCOLN IS
  (Image: Kwame Brathwaite, b. 1938, Abbey Lincoln singing at an AJASS event, Harlem, ca. 1964. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist and Phillip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles) MoAD presents a four-week film series[...]
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
CALL & RESPONSE: Curator Swap @ CHS/MoAD/CJM
The Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM), California Historical Society (CHS) and Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) continue their progressive gallery talk series. Educators and curators examine work in each museum’s exhibitions in connection with Black[...]
Feb 20 @ 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[...]
ARTIST TALK | Laylah Amatullah Barrayn in conversation with Adama Delphine Fawundu and Ivy Mills
Image: Daara Abdul Karim, 2014. Dnindy, Senegal. Digital C-Print. Courtesy of the Artist. Join us for a conversation about MoAD’s current exhibition Baye Fall: Roots in Spirituality, Fashion & Resistance: Photography by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn,[...]
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
ENGAGE Symposium 2020: Picturing Blackness
This day-long symposium is inspired by the exhibition Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite currently on view in at MoAD. Featuring scholars, artists, curators, and art writers who will join us for insightful[...]
PANEL DISCUSSION | Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame S. Brathwaite
Throughout the 1960s, Kwame Brathwaite used photography to document the arts scene of Harlem and popularize the political slogan “Black Is Beautiful.” Considering current social justice trends taking a collective hold, Brathwaite’s work remains engaging[...]
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
BLACK POWER & JAZZ: A FILM SERIES
MoAD presents a four-week film series in conjunction with Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite, a photographic exhibition focussing on how the Black Pride movement manifested in fashion and in jazz & soul music. Dr.[...]
READING | Lorraine Hansberry Theater presents Esai's Table by Nathan Yungerberg
MoAD and The Lorraine Hansberry Theater present a reading of ESAI’S TABLE by Nathan Yungerberg ESAI’S TABLE follows the journey of three young black men on a mythical night sea journey atop a magical old[...]
AFRICAN BOOK CLUB | A Particular Kind of Black Man
THE AFRICAN BOOK CLUB @ MOAD An ongoing series in partnership with Faith Adiele.  February’s book selection is A Particular Kind of Black Man by Tope Folarin. (February’s book club will be held on March[...]
PERFORMANCE & DISCUSSION | White Nights, Black Paradise, The Play
White Nights, Black Paradise, The Play: A Showcase and Community Discussion on The Legacy of Black Women and the African American Community in Peoples Temple and Jonestown The new historical stage play, White Nights, Black[...]