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Museum of the African Diaspora

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685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105-4126
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The_Loup_Garou wrote a review Jul 2020
Phoenix, Arizona156,334 contributions2,295 helpful votes
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A Nice Visit in October It had been several years, since I had visited the Museum of African Diaspora, located just off of the lobby of the St Regis Hotel - even when we had stayed at the St Regis. In October, I walked down to Mission St, just for another visit. The MoAD is small, but well laid out, with great signage and lighting, and though its space is limited, it manages to fit a lot of material, within its walls. The artwork, and art objects are beautifully displayed, and maintain a continuing theme. On this visit, there were no special exhibits, as I had encountered before, and no performances, though notices of several were displayed. In all, I spent about an hour, which is what I would budget, time-wise, for a visit - unless there is a program, at that time.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Frank Sories wrote a review Jan 2020
San Francisco, California112 contributions13 helpful votes
I was enticed to visit MOAD yesterday, because I had read that admission was going to be free in honor of MLK Day. It turned out to also be a family day, which was very nice because some of the activities and performances were geared toward (family art activity, kids' scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk art, Prescott Circus) or at least fun for children. The two performances, a local dance company and jazz workshop, had children/youth as performers. They were both quite good, reflecting the dedication of their mentors and the hard work of the young people. The place was crowded with children and adults of many ethnicities. The four exhibitions were interesting, and worth a stop even if it weren't free. (Admission is quite reasonable, especially for seniors and students; children under 12 are always free.) I'd especially recommend this special day, particularly for African-American families, but its an interesting visit for anyone on any day.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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mamiab wrote a review Aug 2019
Quorn, Australia309 contributions73 helpful votes
A small amount of time to kill before the trip to the airport. This was close by so we did a quick visit. Very well displayed exhibits and art and the short time we had did not do it justice. Would have been great to have had more time. An enjoyable couple of hours
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Graham B wrote a review Mar 2019
Raunds, United Kingdom636 contributions107 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Brad E wrote a review Aug 2018
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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 and the low admissions price and easy access from BART makes it an attractive option when you don't have the time or patience for the big museums.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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