Museums with Pride
MoAD is proud to partner with Bay Area Cultural Institutions to amplify the work we are all presenting during Pride Month in San Francisco. Learn about events across the Bay that provide platforms for the many stories of LGBTQI+ folks! #museumswithpride
On Tuesday, June 15, from 4-5pm, MoAD will feature activist and abolitionist Patrisse Cullors on our monthly program BLATANT: A Forum on Art, Rage and Joy. BLATANT is a forum and live zine series authored and facilitated by Independent curator and cultural strategist Ashara Ekundayo that centers the lived experiences and radical imagination of Black womxn artists and cultural workers creating across discipline and geography. Presented in conjunction with her “Artist As First Responder” platform, this monthly discussion highlights artists whose creative practices heal communities and save lives. Learn more and register here.
On Saturday, June 19, from 11am-12:30pm, as part of our Juneteenth Celebration, MoAD will present a Roundtable | Rock 'n' Roll Heretics: Shredding While Black and Female. This multigenerational dialogue will highlight the intersectional journeys of Black women guitarists in rock, literature, and music education. Drawing from Sikivu Hutchinson’s new Black feminist road novel, Rock ‘n’ Roll Heretic: The Life and Times of Rory Tharpe, the discussion will explore Black women rocker’s perspectives on confronting racism/sexism/ageism and homophobia in corporate rock, defying cultural and gender expectations in the Black community, honoring unsung Black rock heroines, and lifting up Gen Z Black girl rock musicians. Learn more and register here.
What Remains: Strong AF TWOC presented on Tuesday, June 8 at 7-8pm. What comes after the storm? Peacock Rebellion and Lafemmebear Music present a night of world-bending, future-shaping music, poetry, visual art, and more. Born out of resistance to pandemic bullshit and the constant erasure of trans people, What Remains reclaims trans women of color’s agency over our own stories. Learn more and register here.
You Really Should Sit Like A Lady On July 2nd, TheatreFIRST will premiere the virtual production of Lisa Evans’ YOU REALLY SHOULD SIT LIKE A LADY. Directed by Leigh Rondon-Davis, visually designed by Marisa Ramos, and performed by Evans, YOU REALLY SHOULD SIT LIKE A LADY uses music and sound as a mixtape for this solo piece’s framework to explore the hilarious, perplexing, and sometimes infuriating contradictions in the process of gender identity formation. Learn more and register here.
As a Smithsonian Affiliate, MoAD is honored to direct our audience to the many excellent programs being presented by the different Smithsonian Institutions during Pride Month. Check out their extensive offerings here.