Calendar

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[...]
PANEL DISCUSSION | A Postcolonial Paradox: Caribbean Art & Economy in the Global South
Image: Firelei Báez, How to slip out of your body quietly, 2018. Acrylic and oil on paper. Collection of Alyssa and Gregory Shannon, Houston, Texas Inspired by our current exhibition, Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A[...]
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
We regret that Danusha Lameris is unable to participate in this series. The opening event will now take place on Thursday, June 13th with Tonya Foster. In this weekly summer series, eight Bay Area poets[...]
Conversation & Reception | Contemporary African Wax Print Design
Museum of the African Diaspora and Zuri present A conversation about contemporary African wax print design. Longtime SF Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik will be in conversation with Dr. Leslie Rabine about the history of wax[...]
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 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yerba Buena Art Walk 2019
Free admission at MoAD 3 – 6pm! The Yerba Buena Alliance proudly presents the Yerba Buena Art Walk. Explore the heart of downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood at 10 participating institutions open for FREE.[...]
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 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
CALL & RESPONSE: Curator Swap
The Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM), California Historical Society (CHS) and Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) launch a new progressive gallery talk. Educators and curators examine work in each museum’s exhibitions in connection with Pride.[...]
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
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) and Maison Noire Américaine present JOCELYNE BEROARD, AT HEART (Maharaki, Martinique, 2018, 90 minutes) In French and Martinican Creole with English subtitles As a member of the iconic Kassav’[...]
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
Museum of the African Diaspora and the Consulate General of the Netherlands present: Double Play (Ernest Dickerson, 2017,  130 minutes). After many years living in Amsterdam, Ostrik, a middle aged doctor, returns to his birthplace, the[...]
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
Museum of the African Diaspora & Cine+Mas SF present 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[...]
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[...]