Free Admission Day
KP Thrive @ MoAD: Celebrate Juneteenth
In-person at MoAD
Jun 8, 2024
11:00 am
6:00 pm
Free Admission
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Join us every Second Saturday for THRIVE @ MoAD Community Day with free admission to all our exhibitions. Across the globe, museums are increasingly being recognized as having an important role to play in promoting personal and social well-being in partnership with the health care industry. Studies have shown that engagement with art and culture aid in brain function, processing trauma, and reducing the stigma of mental illness.

This month we will be celebrating Juneteenth!



From 12-2pm, join us for a family art activity led by teaching artist Nicole Dixon in the MoAD lobby.

From 12-1pm, join us in the MoAD Salon for Drag Story Hour with Black Benetar! Storytellers using the art of drag to read books to kids (and "kids" of all ages). Drag Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where everyone can be their authentic selves!

Black Benatar (Beatrice Thomas) is director of Authentic Arts & Media, a national multi-disciplinary artist, cultural strategist, creative producer, and director of the SF chapter of DQSH. Whether through creative production, consulting or equity, diversity, and inclusion workshops, Mx. Thomas' focus is on uplifting and centering queer, transgender, and POC voices with special attention to creating queer-inclusive family programming.

At 1pm MoAD invites visitors to explore the current exhibitions on view with a family-friendly tour! Meet in the lobby at 1pm to begin the tour.

From 2-5pm, join us in the MoAD Salon for a Film Screening and Discussion of City of a Million Dreams: Parading for the Dead in New Orleans, a documentary by New Orleans-based filmmaker, author and journalist Jason Berry. A live round table discussion will follow this screening with the film's chief protagonist, the esteemed New Orleans musician and educator Dr. Michael White.

Museum of the African Diaspora and Kaiser Permanente are committed to increasing access to the positive health outcomes of​ arts engagement and providing resources on overall well-being for our community.

This program is made possible by the generous support of Kaiser Permanente and the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District.

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