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. Come together to celebrate the life and achievements of one of our nation’s greatest heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through film, art, and musical performances, our special guests will help us to reflect on the importance of free speech and diverse communities. We’ll be celebrating Carnival this year, so join and explore our special exhibitions, EN MAS’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean, OTRA MAS’: 40 Years of Carnaval in San Francisco, and MoAD Emerging Artists presents Simone Bailey: Let There Be Darkness. Don’t miss one of the most popular celebrations and our special exhibitions – see it for FREE today!
MLK Day Schedule
To honor the celebration of Carnival, we will present a day of performance and art inspired by the carnival tradition.
11 AM – 12 NOON
Prescott Circus performers from Prescott Elementary in West Oakland will dazzle you with their stilt-walking and interactive performance
12 – 1:30 PM
Dimensions Dance Company will present a youth dance performance of St. Ann and N. Rampart, celebrating second line dance and music from New Orleans. The performance will take place in front of MoAD on the sidewalk, and will be performed two times with a break in between each performance.
2 – 4 PM
Sidewalk Chalk Art with Jamie Treacy
FIRST FLOOR GALLERY
SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, presented by Independent Lens and KQED
(65 minute documentary, screenings at 11:10am, 12:20pm, 1:30pm, 2:40pm, 3:50pm)
HBCU Digital Yearbook
Explore this all-generation, all-campus digital archive of stories and photos submitted by HBCU students, alumni and faculty. Each story represents a fabric in the rich tapestry of the unique HBCU experience. We invite all HBCU students and alumni to share their stories and contribute to this national archival effort at http://www.hbcurising.com/yearbook/
Please share anything that connects you and your family to the unique HBCU experience including: photos, articles, grandparent and/or great grand-parent letters and journal entries, transcripts, or other photo and textual content. Be a part of history.
11am – 1pm
Performance by the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco
2 – 2:45pm
Family Dance Workshop with Loco Bloco
Family Drumming Workshop with Loco Bloco
11am – 4pm
Family Art Activity with Nicole Dixon
Special thanks to Elev8 AmeriCorps for providing volunteers on this National Day of Service
This day is made possible in part by the generous support of Fivepoint and the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District
Toni Rembe & Arthur Rock, Suzy Jones, Wade Rose, Gordon Greenwood, Lisa Nevins, Andre Good, Hamilton Hunt and Randolph Quebec