Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco

Museum of the African Diaspora

About the Museum


Exterior view of MoAD at night.
Exterior view of MoAD at night.
2013 Sapient Studios, DAMIEN MILLER / Sapientstudios.c

2015 MoAD Gala

Exterior view of MoAD at night.
After the Thrill is Gone exhibition
Courtesy of MoAD

After the Thrill is Gone exhibition

Interior image of the exhibition After the Thrill is Gone. The exhibition discusses how fashion shapes narratives of representation, identity, and memory. The artists included use fashion as a political language and reinterpret the historical terrain of South Africa.
Digitalia exhibition
Courtesy of MoAD

Digitalia exhibition

An interior image of the exhibition Digitalia. The exhibition explores the relationships between techology, identity, and evolving narratives. The works in this show ask important questions about how digital art can be both reproduced and redefine notions of blackness.
Grace Jones exhibition
Courtesy of MoAD

Grace Jones exhibition

An interior image of an exhibition, in 2016, entitled The Grace Jones Project. The exhibition explored the influence of model, actress, and singer Grace Jones. The exhibition brought together more than twenty works by an intergenerational group of artists working primarily in photography, video, and performance.
A Matter of Fact exhibition
Johnna Arnold, Courtesy of MoAD

A Matter of Fact exhibition

An interior image of an exhibition, in 2017, entitled A Matter of Fact. The exhibition presented a new body of work from Toyin Ojih Odutola. With vibrant pastel and charcoal drawings developed out of her unique pen ink and pencil style, Ojih Odutola presents a meditation on the expression and constructs of wealth.
A Matter of Fact exhibition
Johnna Arnold, Courtesy of MoAD

A Matter of Fact exhibition

An second interior image of A Matter of Fact.

The Museum of the African Diaspora, MoAD, is a contemporary art museum that celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora.

MoAD is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and plays a vital role in the local arts community. MoAD is uniquely positioned as one of the few museums in the world focused exclusively on African Diaspora culture and on presenting the rich cultural heritage of the people of Africa and of African descendant cultures all across the globe.

Since opening in December 2005, MoAD and its neighbors, including SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, all create a dynamic cultural corridor for the City of San Francisco.

(Photo: Damien Miller/Sapienstudios.c)

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