Calendar

Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Performance | 2019 Poets-in-Residence
Join us for the culminating event of our 2019 Poets-in-Residence program. Tonya Foster and Alan Peláez López will perform their poetry at a reading to celebrate their work created during the Poets-in-Residence program at MoAD.[...]
Chef-in-Residence Bryant Terry presents An Afternoon with Toni Tipton-Martin & Pierre Thiam
Join us for an enlightening conversation with Toni Tipton-Martin and Chef Pierre Thiam moderated by Stephen Satterfield about their new books Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking: A Cookbook and The Fonio Cookbook:[...]
FREE ADMISSION | Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena
Enjoy Free Admission to our exhibitions, Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame S. Brathwaite, Don’t Shoot: An Opus of the Opulence of Blackness, Baye Fall: Roots in Spirituality, Fashion And Resistance: Photography by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Rashaad[...]
Dec 19 @ 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[...]
KWANZAA – 14th Annual Celebration @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Dec 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
KWANZAA - 14th Annual Celebration @ Museum of the African Diaspora
Celebrate Umoja (Unity), the first day of Kwanzaa, with friends and family at MoAD! MoAD is partnering with the Village Project for its 14th annual Kwanzaa celebration throughout San Francisco. The celebration is seven days[...]
THE AFRICAN BOOK CLUB @ MoAD | The Old Drift
THE AFRICAN BOOK CLUB @ MOAD An ongoing series in partnership with Faith Adiele.  January’s book selection is The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell. How to participate: Get a copy of the book (you can[...]
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winter 2020 Opening Reception
Join us at the Opening Reception for our newest exhibitions Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite, Don’t Shoot: An Opus of the Opulence of Blackness, and Baye Fall: Roots in Spirituality, Fashion &[...]
FREE ADMISSION | Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena
Enjoy Free Admission to our exhibitions, Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame S. Brathwaite, Don’t Shoot: An Opus of the Opulence of Blackness, Baye Fall: Roots in Spirituality, Fashion And Resistance: Photography by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Rashaad[...]
Jan 16 @ 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[...]
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[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
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[...]