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. We will be back in-person at MoAD for the first time since 2020.
Through film, art, music and dance, our special guests will help us reflect on the importance of protest, creativity and diverse communities. Dimensions Dance Company presents dance from the diaspora, MoAD's monthly Art As We See It presents a special MLK day program, and we conclude with a screening of FOR LOVE AND LEGACY, a short film documenting the creation of a recent memorial to Huey Newton, founder of the Black Panther Party. A family art activity and gallery scavenger hunt connects families to our spring exhibition, The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion. Come together to celebrate the life and achievements of one of our nation's greatest heroes.
This is an in-person day of events at MoAD. Masks are required throughout the museum.
MLK DAY SCHEDULE
11 AM – 1 PM
Prescott Circus performers from Prescott Elementary in West Oakland will dazzle you with their stilt-walking and interactive performance
Dimensions Dance Company will present a youth dance performance “The History of Dance From Africa to America,” tracing the evolution of African dance from its traditional roots to its contemporary expressions in the United States.
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Art As We See It | Civil Rights Through Art and Music. MoAD docents present pairings of visual art and music of the American civil rights era with a special focus on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This virtual program will be streaming in-person in the Salon.
3 - 4:30 PM
For Love and Legacy screening and discussion of this short documentary on the creation of a memorial to Black Panther Huey Newton with Director A.K. Sandhu
11 AM– 4 PM Family Art Activity with Nicole Dixon
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Art As We See It | Civil Rights Through Art and Music. MoAD docents present pairings of visual art and music of the American civil rights era with a special focus on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They invite you to join their conversation on Zoom. Use the following link to join Art As We See It virtually: https://moadsf-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_byBulkK9TDW9bXbbbHw3xw
This day is made possible in part by the generous support of the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District