Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Well, I'm back in the City and after an exciting day at the office, it was time to indulged one of my pleasures enjoying the arts. Tonight was a special evening in San Francisco, I was able to visit The Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD) a new museum opening in the City. The Museum's Mission is to provide a focal point to present art and cultural elements of the African diaspora.

The museum conceptually is a wonderful idea, people of African decent are spread across the globe, the themes for exhibits and programs are endless. Personally I've been curious about the African disapora in Latin America and would like to learn more about Afro-Peruvian and Columbian culture.

The Museum is located downtown on Mission St. near Third, with the development of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, downtown SOMA (South of Market) has because a center for the City's Museums. SOMA has the advantages of great public transportation and easy access to food, shopping, etc. it's a nice contrast to the De Young Museum and Golden Gate Park.

The program at MOAD tonight was the Artists' Invite, the sponsors of the museum were quite generous, the wine and delicious hors d' oeuvres were flowing all evening. The museum has three spacious, well designed floors. The space presents a variety of different mediums, film, sound pieces, and computer interactive works on the second floor and a gallery space with paintings, scupltures, and other works on the third. With several of my friends I enjoyed the exhibits, socialized, listened to live music and fully enjoyed the evening. I'm submitting my membership tonight and I'm excited to support MOAD's growth and development.

First Floor at Museum Of African Diaspora

From: Peter and Eileen Norton Collection


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