Weather :

Hours : Wednesday- Saturday: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday: 12 noon to 5pm
Monday and Tuesday Closed

Admission : General: $10
Students, Seniors, Educators: $5
Children (12 & under): Free

Location : 685 Mission St

Museum Policies :

  • No smoking inside the building
  • Silence all phones and electronic devices
  • food and beverages not allowed in 2nd & 3rd floor galleries
  • Non-flash photography permitted at some areas that are Signed.
  • No tripods, flashes, and videography allowed
  • Only pencil sketching permitted

Accessibility : Wheelchair rental present subject to availability

Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco Overview

The Museum of African Diaspora (MoAD) is a small but prominent museum located at the Yerba Buena arts district in San Francisco. It is a prosperous non-profit organization established to spread awareness of the African Diaspora and emigration. Striving to build and celebrate the Black culture, it has several fine and contemporary art exhibitions dedicated to uplift communal harmony.

The museum has outstanding artwork from painters like Sam Vernon, David Huffman, etc. and special exhibits such as Africa State of Mind and After the Thrill is Gone describing the culture, fashion, art and politics in African countries. It also hosts photography exhibitions depicting black is beautiful and conveying other stories through this medium. They feature slavery narratives from survivors who were suppressed and enslaved for years, each narrative being a unique description of oppression black people faced for decades. The museum conducts public programs and film screenings in their Lorraine Hansberry Theatre to acknowledge the cultural impact of Black Culture in America. 

The Wells Fargo Heritage Centre helps explain the four integral concepts of African Diaspora which are Origin, Movement, Adaptation and Transformation. It also throws an annual Afropolitan Ball to celebrate the Afro-American culture. The MoAD bookstore has a vast collection of books on freedom struggles, black lives matter, etc. to encourage black authors and support black bookstore owners. 

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