Museum of the African Diaspora
One of BAIA Foundation’s 2022 initiatives is instituting marketing assistance for African American Museums and Cultural Centers.
The African Diaspora includes every territory on the globe where Africans voluntarily migrated to or were forcibly taken to. Along with our bodies, we also carried our culture with us: our language, our traditions and rituals, our spiritual beliefs, our foodways, etc. It includes the U.S., yes, but also the Caribbean, South America, Spain, France, England, Canada, and more. And there’s a museum to honor that entire blanket of our existence in this world. It’s called the Museum of the African Diaspora, and it’s located in San Francisco, California.
The museum inspires conversation and learning through contemporary art, poetry, learning programs, and more. The museum extends its lens to include a global recognition of African Diaspora culture and heritage. Becoming a member of MoAD means joining in uplifting their mission by communing with fellow art enthusiats, educators, philanthropists, and community members.
Since opening in 2005, MoAD has provided a gathering space for local arts, generously providing free admission to low-income members of the community. The museum’s exhibitions currently include Dwellers: Native One by artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby to honor Earth Day, Elegies: Still Lifes in Contemporary Art, a group exhibition, and several others highlighting the African Dispora.
To give you a taste of the museum’s offerings, here’s a list of upcoming programs and events:
The Museum of the African Disapora uplifts all forms of art to include poetry with their virtual open mics, storytelling with African Book Club, and open discussions with artists and curators. Their bookstore includes a variety of books bringing awareness and insight to dismantling and resisting white supremacy, police brutality, and racial violence through Black voices. No matter your preferred form of art, you’re guarunteed to be entertained, inspired, and educated through the museums various ways of highlighting and honoring Black culture among the African Diaspora.
THE BLACK ART IN AMERICA (BAIA) FOUNDATION is a 501c3 organization that applies what we’ve learned over our 12 years as a multifaceted arts company to facilitate the growth of artists while cultivating the relationships and opportunities that bring Black artists and communities together.
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