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A very interesting and well-curated mid-sized museum

Visited MOAD for the first time over the weekend, and I'm sorry I didn't get there sooner. The... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Oakland, CA, USA
Every City should have one!

A small museum but packed with such interesting and diverse displays. Paintings, sculptures... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Graham B
Raunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small museum but packed with such interesting and diverse displays. Paintings, sculptures, exhibits and displays that make you think and consider. Lovely staff who were very helpful and well read.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Graham B
Reviewed August 5, 2018

I've been a few times. The MOAD is a smaller art museum with changing exhibits that takes on unexpected dimensions of African Diaspora art from ever-changing traditions like Carnival to a speculative Afrofuturist classroom installation by Oakland-based Nyame Brown. The staff were friendly and helpful...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Visited MOAD for the first time over the weekend, and I'm sorry I didn't get there sooner. The museum has a Afro-centric theme, But I, a non-African, found it very interesting, and a lot of fun. The exhibits are on three floors, and each has...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank CyberEdge
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

The staff were excellent and the exhibits themselves too, but the venue is too small. There must be more to present on this subject. So a bigger venue and more exhibits are needed. Free entrance on Saturdays by the way.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank paulharhen
Reviewed February 7, 2018

I LOVED this museum. I can not understand the negative reviews left on here at all. Whilst it is not big I managed to spend over two hours in here - they had a exhibition on the carnival tradition which was really insightful, innovative and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank negrakitty
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Like others have mentioned, this is an art gallery rather than a museum. We went expecting to learn about the African diaspora but it only had a few contemporary art installations. I don't like writing a negative review of this nonprofit enterprise but potential customers...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ray R
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

I love the MoAD. It is a museum where I truly feel I can access my own history. The environment is so welcoming and everyone who works there is incredibly sweet. It’s a museum you could easily see in one day, but there is more...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Besia F
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Maybe the exhibits during my visit weren’t the best. There was so much potential in the beautiful building, but it was mostly projected videos with sparse explanations. I️ could have walked through the place in 15-30 minutes. Instead, I️ kept trying to figure out when...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TravelinTeresa84
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit this museum rather than the adjoining San Francisco of Modern Art because we wanted to learn about the African American Diaspora rather than try to understand modern art. We should have gone to the SFMOMA because at least we would have...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank adrianbaker2016
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

For an inexpensive entry fee one can spend hours in this two story small museum, reliving artists and musicians and events from 1967. Especially if you are a "Boomer" you will enjoy this exhibit and museum. If you are not, it's a piece of American...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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