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Free Day & MLK Jr. Celebration | Museum of the African Diaspora

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Monday, January 21, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Museum of the African Diaspora | 685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA


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.

Museum of the African Diaspora Free Day & MLK Jr. Celebration
Monday, January 21, 2019 | 11 am to 5 pm
MoAD, 685 Mission St., San Francisco
FREE

Through film, art, and music, the special guests will help everyone to reflect on the importance of free speech and diverse communities. Marcus Shelby presents MLK and the Blues, and a documentary created by the King Institute at Stanford University will screen in our Freedom Theater. A family art activity and gallery scavenger hunt connects families to the spring exhibition, Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Come together to celebrate the life and achievements of one of our nation’s greatest heroes.

2019 MLK Day Schedule

SIDEWALK

  • 11 am – 1 pm
    Prescott Circus performers from Prescott Elementary in West Oakland will dazzle you with their stilt-walking and interactive performance
  • 1 pm – 2:30 pm
    Dimensions Dance Company will present a youth dance performance including Guinea, West African, Jazz and Hip Hop traditions. The performance will take place in front of MoAD on the sidewalk, and will be performed two times with a break in between each performance.
  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    Sidewalk Chalk Art with Jamie Treacy

FIRST FLOOR GALLERY

  • Sadie Barnette: Phone Home

SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES

  • Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem

FREEDOM THEATER

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. in India, a short documentary produced by the King Institute, Stanford University

MoAD SALON

  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Interactive performance and drumming with Batalá San Francisco
  • 2 pm – 4 pm
    MLK and the Blues with Marcus Shelby

THIRD FLOOR

Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem

  • 11 am – 4 pm
    Family Art Activity with Nicole Dixon

Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, History, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, MLK Day, San Francisco
Address: 685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

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