Old Roots, New Leaves is a group, mixed-media exhibition curated by ten youth artists in MoAD’s first teen-led art exhibition. The artists reside in the San Francisco Bay Area and are deeply connected to many global cultures. From East Africa to Sierra Leone to Arkansas to the Dominican Republic, each artist uniquely honors their cultural legacies in both old and new environments.
Through textiles, sculpture, painting, drawing, video, and photography, this exhibition provides a space for young people to reflect on how their personal experiences with culture and traditions impact their artistic practice.
This exhibition is brought to you by the MoAD Diaspora Stories Project, a year-long program for teens of the African Diaspora. The artworks were created independently by each artist and MoAD provided the shared space and guidance for these young artists to discover their interconnectedness with each other and they extend that recognition to you.