Calendar

May 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Curators & Artists in Conversation | Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Image: Lavar Munroe, Spy Boy, 2018 Acrylic and earing stud on untrimmed canvas. Courtesy of the Artist and Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco and New York. Join us for a conversation about and special preview[...]
Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry presents LAND, LOCAL FOOD, AND LIBERATION
Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry presents LAND, LOCAL FOOD, AND LIBERATION: A Conversation with Leah Penniman and Dr. Ashanté M. Reese Join us for a stimulating conversation with Leah Penniman–co-founder of Soul Fire Farm and author of[...]
May 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Performance | THE ARSONIST
The Arsonist integrates theatrical storytelling with the principles of fire science, movement, visual projections, trap music and a live cello score to explore the personal implications of our social and political theories surrounding justice and[...]
Authors in Conversation | The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell
MoAD and Litquake present Namwali Serpell’s electrifying debut, THE OLD DRIFT, is the first novel ever to tell the story of Zambia from its very beginnings to the present day—and beyond. Crossing centuries, borders, and[...]
May 16, 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[...]
May 16, 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[...]
READING | Lorraine Hansberry Theater 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[...]
May 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Film Screening & Discussion | THE UPRISING
Please join us for a screening and discussion of the documentary THE UPRISING with the filmmaker, activist & musician Pravini Baboeram. Musician and activist Pravini Baboeram presents THE UPRISING, a music documentary that tells the[...]
IN CONVERSATION | Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon
Join us for a conversation about how an eighteenth-century engraving of a slave ship became a cultural icon of black resistance, identity, and remembrance with Cheryl Finley, author of Committed to Memory: The Art of[...]
June 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Community Voices: Poets Speak - Danusha Lameris @ 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 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Community Voices: Poets Speak - Tonya M. Foster @ 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 – 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 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[...]
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
JOCELYNE BEROARD, AT HEART (Maharaki, Martinique, 2018, 90 minutes) In French and Martinican Creole with English subtitles As a member of the iconic Kassav’ and as a solo performer and songwriter, Jocelyne Béroard is a[...]
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
Double Play (Ernest Dickerson, 2017,  130 minutes). After many years living in Amsterdam, Ostrik, a middle aged doctor, returns to his birthplace, the formerly Dutch colony of Curaçao. Picturesque childhood memories flood back about his irresponsible, if[...]
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
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 and other countries in the[...]
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 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
MOVING IN PLACE | Caribbean in Motion Film Series
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 MOVING IN PLACE examines the current problems facing the[...]
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[...]