Free Admission to MoAD for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
In honor of MLK Day of Service, enjoy free entry to the Museum of the African Diaspora. The museum will have special kids activities and other events. Please visit their site for the schedule.
Tentative Events Listing for 2020:
MLK DAY SCHEDULE
11 AM – 2 PM
Prescott Circus performers from Prescott Elementary in West Oakland will dazzle you with their stilt-walking and interactive performance
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Sidewalk Chalk Art with Jamie Treacy
FIRST FLOOR GALLERY
Baye Fall: Roots in Spirituality, Fashion and Resistance, Photography by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn
SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES
Don’t Shoot: The Opus of the Opulence of Blackness
MoAD Emerging Artist Program presents Chanell Stone: Natura Negra
Art+Action—San Francisco’s first coalition for civic participation that spans art, creative, community,
business, technology, philanthropy, activist, and government sectors—is building a city-wide arts-based campaign that positions artists as catalysts to humanize the issues around the 2020 Census. During MLK week Art+Action will be activating MoAD with The Butterfly Effect—a group of Bay Area youth activists who have created over 40,000 butterflies in solidarity with the migrant children who have been and are currently in US detention centers—to underscore that every child counts… in the 2020 Census and in America. Art+Action will present a simultaneous 2020 Census activation with Sanctuary City Project on Monday, January 20 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA).
Rashaad Newsome: Stop Playing in My Face! and Icon.
11:30 – 1:30 PM
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. Through dance and music participants are introduced to the original purpose of dance in Africa and how dance and music in America have been influenced by the African Diaspora. The presentation includes the excitement of live drums and highly spirited dances in traditional African, jazz, and hip hop, 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
Oaktown Jazz Workshops celebrates jazz music as an American indigenous art form of profound and artistic significance
Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite
11am – 4pm
Family Art Activity with Nicole Dixon
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