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

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Monday, January 15, 2018 - 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 15, 2018 | 11 am to 5 pm
MoAD, 685 Mission St., San Francisco
FREE

Come together to celebrate the life and achievements of one of our nation’s greatest heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through film, art, and musical performances, their special guests will help you to reflect on the importance of free speech and diverse communities. Share your dreams, congratulate your personal heroes and tell your stories through art projects and collaborative activities.

Explore our special exhibitions, Where Is Here, A Matter of Fact: Toyin Ojih Odutola, Nyame Brown: Classroom in Nevérÿon, and Urban Africa: David Adjaye’s Photographic Survey.

2018 MLK Day Schedule

SIDEWALK

  • Noon-1:30 PM Dimensions Dance Company will present a youth dance performance of St. Ann and N. Rampart, celebrating second line dance and music from New Orleans. 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 pm-4 PM Sidewalk Chalk Art with Jamie Treacy

FIRST FLOOR

  • Otra Mas’: Celebrating 40 Years of Carnaval in San Francisco

SECOND FLOOR

  • En Mas’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean
  • MoAD Emerging Artis Simone Bailey: Let There Be Darkness 

FREEDOM THEATER

  • Tell Theme We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (60 minute documentary, starts at the top of every hour)

MoAD SALON

  • 11am – 1pm Performance by the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco
  • 2 pm – 2:45pm Family Dance Workshop with Loco Bloco
  • 3 pm – 3:45pm Family Drumming Workshop with Loco Bloco

THIRD FLOOR

  • En Mas’: Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean
  • 11am – 4pm Family Art Activity with Nicole Dixon

Event Details


Cost: FREE

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