Afropolitan Ball 2023
One Love, One MoAD
The Hibernia
Oct 21, 2023
6:00 pm
12:00 am
Ticket Sales Closed
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On behalf of everyone at the Museum of the African Diaspora, we would like to express our deepest gratitude for your presence at the 2023 Afropolitan Ball. You made the evening truly remarkable.

View Afropolitan Ball 2023 Event Photos here.


Get ready for an exhilarating evening like no other! Join us for the 2023 Afropolitan Ball, Museum of the African Diaspora’s annual fundraising gala and San Francisco’s premier celebration highlighting cultural diversity! We are excited to announce an inspiring lineup of performance art and music that will move you in more ways than one.

Autumn Breon creates art that investigates the visual vocabulary of liberation through a queer Black feminist lens. Through inquiry-based interaction, she invites audiences to participate in the examination of freedom, intersectional identities, and Diasporic memory. Using a variety of media – including installation, performance, and collage – her research processes provide the foundation for reimagining and creating systems that make current oppressive systems obsolete.

The official DJ of the Golden State Warriors, DJ D Sharp brings 18,000 people to their feet during games at the Chase Center. DJ D Sharp has also spun vinyls for Barack Obama, foreign dignitaries, and rocked the halls of Facebook, Fortune 500 Companies, and the hottest venues in the world.

Sabor De Mi Cuba bridges Afro-Cuban and world music to deliver an edgy sound. According to Magazine, Sabor De Mi Cuba “is a strong recording, full of elaborate, innovative arrangements, interesting use of chorus, rumba and jazz influenced dance music.

Prepare to be captivated as we come together to uplift Black art and artists locally and globally. Your generosity directly supports the museum’s exhibitions, educational programs, and beloved public programs.

Thank you to our 2023 Afropolitan Ball Co-Chairs: Jill Cowan & Shannon Nash.

Location: The Hibernia, 1 Jones St, San Francisco, CA 94102

6pm – 9pm | The Premier Reception 

9pm – Midnight | The Party 


The Premier Party 

Tickets: MoAD’s Circle Levels $3,000+ 

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MoAD's spectacular celebration! As a premier guest, you'll have the special privilege of joining fellow art enthusiasts and community leaders who share your passion for supporting the arts, while we come together to celebrate the uplifting power of Black Art and artists.

Get your outfit ready and put on your dancing shoes because this is THE event where the "who's who" gathers to make a difference. Get ready for an unforgettable night filled with live music, art performances, and an array of cocktails and culinary delights.

But that's not all! Prepare to take center stage during our thrilling "raise the paddle" session, where we'll rally together to meet critical funding needs for our mission. Your support will make a profound impact, and you'll be part of something truly extraordinary!

So, mark your calendars and secure your spot now for this exclusive experience. Get ready to mingle, make memories, and have the time of your life while supporting MoAD's incredible work. It's going to be an absolute blast. We will see you at the Ball! 


The Party  

Tickets: $325 Members; $425 Non-Members

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Get ready to party with a purpose, people! It's time to ignite the night with an incredible celebration amongst our community, filled with soulful grooves, cocktails, and culinary delights. So put on your most glamorous outfits and slip into your dancing shoes because we're about to have a blast at MoAD's most fabulous fundraiser of the year!

Don't miss out on our special pricing for members – join today and secure your spot for this unforgettable event! Let's come together, look good, and dance the night away in style!  


To secure your membership discount for The Party you must sign in. For support, please email


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