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

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Monday, January 20, 2020 - 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 20, 2020 | 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. Oaktown Jazz will perform with its talented youth and Dimensions Dance Theater will present From Africa to America. The partnership with Art + Action will launch to educate about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census.

A family art activity and gallery scavenger hunt connects families to the winter exhibitions, Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame BrathwaiteDon’t Shoot: The Opus of the Opulence of BlacknessChanell Stone: Natura NegraBaye Fall: Roots in Spirituality, Fashion and Resistanceand Rashaad Newsome: Stop Playing in My Face! and Icon.

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

2020 MLK Day Schedule

SIDEWALK

  • 11 am – 2 pm
    Prescott Circus performers from Prescott Elementary in West Oakland will dazzle you with their stilt-walking and interactive performance
  • 2 pm – 4 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).

FREEDOM THEATER

Rashaad Newsome: Stop Playing in My Face! and Icon.

MoAD SALON

  • 11:30 am – 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 pm  – 4 pm Oaktown Jazz Workshops celebrates jazz music as an American indigenous art form of profound and artistic significance

THIRD FLOOR

Black is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite

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

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


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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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