MoCADA Museum

MoCADA Museum Exploring the arts, education, and social justice through the lens of the African Diaspora! The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) is committed to creating a greater awareness and appreciation of the relevance of the African Diaspora as it relates to contemporary urban issues through innovative exhibitions, public programs and educational interactive tours.
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Happy birthday James Baldwin. (August 2, 1924 - December 1, 1987)
08/02/2021

Happy birthday James Baldwin.
(August 2, 1924 - December 1, 1987)

Happy birthday James Baldwin.
(August 2, 1924 - December 1, 1987)

Great Way to start your week and your month.⁠ Tune in to the updated #MoCADAPicks, our monthly curated playlist includin...
08/02/2021

Great Way to start your week and your month.⁠ Tune in to the updated #MoCADAPicks, our monthly curated playlist including the jams our MoCADA staff is currently listening to. Enjoy!


Check Out The Playlist ---> https://open.spotify.com/playlist/73vNwxrXwsOrssSmFLcm4O?si=25dadfe2bad94bd8

Great Way to start your week and your month.⁠ Tune in to the updated #MoCADAPicks, our monthly curated playlist including the jams our MoCADA staff is currently listening to. Enjoy!


Check Out The Playlist ---> https://open.spotify.com/playlist/73vNwxrXwsOrssSmFLcm4O?si=25dadfe2bad94bd8

We’re clearly rooting for everyone black, Congratulations to JAMAICA IN THE WOMEN’S 100M 🇯🇲🥇 Elaine Thompson-Herah (Olym...
07/31/2021

We’re clearly rooting for everyone black,

Congratulations to JAMAICA IN THE WOMEN’S 100M 🇯🇲

🥇 Elaine Thompson-Herah (Olympic Record)
🥈 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
🥉 Shericka Jackson

We’re clearly rooting for everyone black,

Congratulations to JAMAICA IN THE WOMEN’S 100M 🇯🇲

🥇 Elaine Thompson-Herah (Olympic Record)
🥈 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
🥉 Shericka Jackson

07/31/2021

A word on selfcare from @terenceetc.

“ Self-care has been on my mind a lot as of late.⁣

It is so beautiful and refreshing to see athletes like @simonebiles, @serenawilliams, and @naomiosaka choosing self-care and themselves over a sport, event, or expectations.⁣

Self-care is integral to survival, this cannot be said enough. What works for you does not have to look anything like what works for someone else, nor does it have to make sense to anyone but you.⁣

Radical self-care is just that, radical. I will always be an advocate for individuals choosing their mental and physical health over some capitalist notion of "success".⁣

Excerpt of him speaking on Radical Self-care for @afropunk

Basquiat at age 11.
07/30/2021

Basquiat at age 11.

Basquiat at age 11.

Visiting the work of Keisha ScarvilleShe Writes: In my current project, “Mama’s Clothes”, I explore the camera’s role in...
07/30/2021

Visiting the work of Keisha Scarville

She Writes: In my current project, “Mama’s Clothes”, I explore the camera’s role in visualizing what cannot be seen but felt. In the series, I photograph myself in my deceased mother’s clothes. The clothing is transformed into a residual surrogate skin. In the series, I create a visual space where I can conjure her presence while using my body as a medium.

Eligible New Yorkers can apply to receive payments for up to 12 months of unpaid rent and electric or gas utilities accr...
07/28/2021
Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Eligible New Yorkers can apply to receive payments for up to 12 months of unpaid rent and electric or gas utilities accrued on or after March 13, 2020. Because funds are limited, all NYCHA households should apply as soon as possible. All assistance will be paid directly to the applicant's landlord on their behalf, and residents will be notified of any paid amounts.

Residents of New York City are eligible if they:

•Fell behind in rent since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020

•Qualified for unemployment benefits or have lost income and/or have an increase in expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic

•Have a monthly gross (before tax) household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI)

for more information visit the link below!

https://otda.ny.gov/programs/emergency-rental-assistance/

The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will provide significant economic relief to help low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by providing rental arrears, temporary rental assistance and utility arrears assistance.

07/28/2021

From August 1st - September 17th, join our friends at @indigoartsalliance as they celebrate and honor the themes of roots, identity, and resiliency of the Black Diaspora with a whole new selection of children’s book read alouds, craft activities, dance videos, and more! All festival content including the educator’s tool kit will be available on-line throughout the entire year and will build on the content presented last year.

Click the link in our bio to donate to Help Beautiful Black Soar! Inspire children to read, write, or illustrate, raise the visibility of Black authors and illustrators, and create access to Black characters by providing free books to children of ALL backgrounds. Thank you so much for your support - let’s honor children’s book legend Ashley Bryan’s anthem “Black is beautiful,” together!

for more information visit - https://beautifulblackbird.com/donate-to-beautiful-blackbird-childrens-book-festival/

#IndigoPoppin #BeautifulBlackbirdFestival #BBCBF #BlackIsBeautiful #ReadBlackBooks #ChildrensBooks #DiverseBooks #RIF #BlackAuthors #BlackIllustrators #OurStories #AshleyBryan

07/27/2021

Start off your week with Otis Redding performing “try a little tenderness” during his last performance in 1967

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame has canceled a concert in the village of Oka and is standing in solidarity with the indigenous ...
07/27/2021
Waka Flocka Flame Concert Canceled By Indigenous Tribe In Canada

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame has canceled a concert in the village of Oka and is standing in solidarity with the indigenous people of Canada, First Nations of Kanehsatake.

A concert featuring Waka Flocka Flame has been canceled by First Nations of Kanehsatake in Canada, who objected to non-natives on their land!

Monday is for #MocadaPicks.Here are some books that some of our staff are currently NOSE DEEP IN!@Assatagonzalez Pick - ...
07/26/2021

Monday is for #MocadaPicks.

Here are some books that some of our staff are currently NOSE DEEP IN!

@Assatagonzalez Pick - Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler

@MacyRaJacich Pick - The Warmth Of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

@Missaimstar Pick - Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed

@Blkboyshine Pick - How To go Mad Without Losing Your Mind - La Marr Jurelle Bruce

Happy Reading!

@Telfarglobal for Liberia Olympic Team!⁠⁠this being the first time the Nation of Libera has ever had a Fashion Designer ...
07/23/2021

@Telfarglobal for Liberia Olympic Team!⁠⁠
this being the first time the Nation of Libera has ever had a Fashion Designer design for them! ⁠⁠
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We love to see it!!

@LilNasX just dropped a new single/video titled "Industry Baby" and with that Video, he is partnering with the @bailproj...
07/23/2021

@LilNasX just dropped a new single/video titled "Industry Baby" and with that Video, he is partnering with the @bailproject to help with Bailing Black people out of jail!

He Writes:

Hi,

It’s me, Lil Nas X.

Music is the way I fight for liberation. It’s my act of resistance.

But I also know that true freedom requires real change in how the criminal justice system works. Starting with cash bail.

This isn’t just theoretical for me. It’s personal. I know the pain that incarceration brings to a family. And I know the disproportionate impact that cash bail has on Black Americans.

People like Vita from New Orleans, Kamren from Austin, and Leticia from Baton Rouge—their stories remind us why we must take action.

So I’m doing something about it and I invite you to join me. Ending cash bail is one of the most important civil rights issues of our time. Donate what you can to the Bail X Fund.

Let’s bring people home & let’s fight for freedom and equality.

For More Information - https://bailproject.org/bail-x-fund/

@LilNasX just dropped a new single/video titled "Industry Baby" and with that Video, he is partnering with the @bailproject to help with Bailing Black people out of jail!

He Writes:

Hi,

It’s me, Lil Nas X.

Music is the way I fight for liberation. It’s my act of resistance.

But I also know that true freedom requires real change in how the criminal justice system works. Starting with cash bail.

This isn’t just theoretical for me. It’s personal. I know the pain that incarceration brings to a family. And I know the disproportionate impact that cash bail has on Black Americans.

People like Vita from New Orleans, Kamren from Austin, and Leticia from Baton Rouge—their stories remind us why we must take action.

So I’m doing something about it and I invite you to join me. Ending cash bail is one of the most important civil rights issues of our time. Donate what you can to the Bail X Fund.

Let’s bring people home & let’s fight for freedom and equality.

For More Information - https://bailproject.org/bail-x-fund/

07/22/2021

Biz Markie, Rap City 1992
Teachinf us How to blind.
RestEasy Biz Markie

While the MoCADA gallery will remain closed for installation until September 2021, The MoCADA Shop will reopen on August...
07/21/2021

While the MoCADA gallery will remain closed for installation until September 2021, The MoCADA Shop will reopen on August 5, 2021. Visit us, and support local and international craft makers, find rare books, accessories, clothing, items for your home, your hair, your kids, and you!

If you're interested in being a vendor and have something to sell within the beauty, home decor, art, kids, literary, educational, and style categories, Contact us at the link below

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScM77RhaByiwspvNehXjS9DFkyE_DvS_rZ1eespqebq9hlXkA/viewform

While the MoCADA gallery will remain closed for installation until September 2021, The MoCADA Shop will reopen on August 5, 2021. Visit us, and support local and international craft makers, find rare books, accessories, clothing, items for your home, your hair, your kids, and you!

If you're interested in being a vendor and have something to sell within the beauty, home decor, art, kids, literary, educational, and style categories, Contact us at the link below

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScM77RhaByiwspvNehXjS9DFkyE_DvS_rZ1eespqebq9hlXkA/viewform

Thinking back on a past exhibition "BRAIDS" by Artist @crowezilla “BRAIDS  is a series of photographic portraits celebra...
07/20/2021

Thinking back on a past exhibition "BRAIDS" by Artist @crowezilla

“BRAIDS is a series of photographic portraits celebrating the beauty and nuanced artistry of hair braiding. Influenced by an Afro-centric, non-linear time sense where past, present, and future are intertwined and concurrent, BRAIDS draws from a variety of eras.

#Braids

@PyerMoss Fall 2021 Fashion show was all about the inventions of Black People...Merging Education, History, Style, and C...
07/17/2021

@PyerMoss Fall 2021 Fashion show was all about the inventions of Black People...Merging Education, History, Style, and Camp in one Fashion Show

We Love To See It

DANCING is need for our souls, go out Dancing This weekend.
07/17/2021

DANCING is need for our souls, go out Dancing This weekend.

DANCING is need for our souls, go out Dancing This weekend.

Ervin Alex Johnson#InHonor
07/15/2021

Ervin Alex Johnson
#InHonor

The Submission Deadline is approaching, dont miss out on this opportunity to have your films a part of the 2021 KidFlix ...
07/13/2021

The Submission Deadline is approaching, dont miss out on this opportunity to have your films a part of the 2021 KidFlix Film Festival

Submit - https://v17m9h77m86.typeform.com/to/wSHrYb24?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-mocada_museum&utm_content=later-18324124&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkin.bio

The Submission Deadline is approaching, dont miss out on this opportunity to have your films a part of the 2021 KidFlix Film Festival

Submit - https://v17m9h77m86.typeform.com/to/wSHrYb24?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-mocada_museum&utm_content=later-18324124&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkin.bio

Things We Love To SeeBlack Women in Media, being Celebrated for their Excellence. #Emmys2021Nominations
07/13/2021

Things We Love To See
Black Women in Media, being Celebrated for their Excellence.

#Emmys2021Nominations

Have you gotten the chance to view our current Digital Exhibition "Soil & Shadow | The Living Altar"?This exhibition is ...
07/12/2021

Have you gotten the chance to view our current Digital Exhibition "Soil & Shadow | The Living Altar"?

This exhibition is an 11-part audiovisual homage and tribute to our planet. The exhibit experience is multidimensional, wrapping the audience in the sensation of sitting at the feet of their elders. Sitting in a circle created by a shared understanding, a singular act of ceremony, a sensory-rich moment that is a catalyst of transformation.

To Visit: https://mocada.org/soil-and-shadow-the-living-altar/

Have you gotten the chance to view our current Digital Exhibition "Soil & Shadow | The Living Altar"?

This exhibition is an 11-part audiovisual homage and tribute to our planet. The exhibit experience is multidimensional, wrapping the audience in the sensation of sitting at the feet of their elders. Sitting in a circle created by a shared understanding, a singular act of ceremony, a sensory-rich moment that is a catalyst of transformation.

To Visit: https://mocada.org/soil-and-shadow-the-living-altar/

"The Legend of the Underground"an amazing film speaking on the inequality of q***rness of Nigeria, and how with just exi...
07/11/2021

"The Legend of the Underground"

an amazing film speaking on the inequality of q***rness of Nigeria, and how with just existing as q***r you can be imprisoned up to 4 years.

This is a necessary watch as we continue to build conversations on black q***r liberation throughout the Diaspora.

"Noone Is Free Until We Are All Free"

"The Legend of the Underground"

an amazing film speaking on the inequality of q***rness of Nigeria, and how with just existing as q***r you can be imprisoned up to 4 years.

This is a necessary watch as we continue to build conversations on black q***r liberation throughout the Diaspora.

"Noone Is Free Until We Are All Free"

Young Filmmakers, this is for you. KidFlix Film Festival open call for films is now open now, the submission deadline is...
07/09/2021

Young Filmmakers, this is for you. KidFlix Film Festival open call for films is now open now, the submission deadline is August 1st..

To Submit Visit -
https://v17m9h77m86.typeform.com/to/wSHrYb24?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-mocada_museum&utm_content=later-18324124&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkin.bio

Young Filmmakers, this is for you. KidFlix Film Festival open call for films is now open now, the submission deadline is August 1st..

To Submit Visit -
https://v17m9h77m86.typeform.com/to/wSHrYb24?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-mocada_museum&utm_content=later-18324124&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkin.bio

Black Mothers Make The World Go RoundWe're Visiting the work of @nonafaustine and her series "Mitochondria""Mitochondria...
07/08/2021

Black Mothers Make The World Go Round

We're Visiting the work of @nonafaustine and her series "Mitochondria"

"Mitochondria" honors three generations of women—Faustine and her sister Channon, their late mother Queen Elizabeth Simmons, and the artist’s daughter Queen Ming—living under one roof and caring for one another. The deeply personal series is named for the mitochondrial DNA in human cells that is inherited solely from the female parent.

Image # 1 - "Reborn" (2008)
Image # 2 - "End Of Baby Days" (2012)
Image # 3 - "The Two Queens" (2011)
Image # 4 - “Holding Back a Herd of Horses” (2013)
Image # 5 - "All We Need" (2009)

#BlackMotherhood

Sending out Prayers to all that are affected by the Assassination of the Haitian President.
07/07/2021

Sending out Prayers to all that are affected by the Assassination of the Haitian President.

Sending out Prayers to all that are affected by the Assassination of the Haitian President.

If You make your way to Governers Island, stroll past the MoCADA House and see Theda Sandiford's (@misstheda) "WIDE LOAD...
07/06/2021

If You make your way to Governers Island, stroll past the MoCADA House and see Theda Sandiford's
(@misstheda) "WIDE LOAD" from her series titled "Wide Load"

Currently Located in the MoCADA Governors Island Lawn!

If You make your way to Governers Island, stroll past the MoCADA House and see Theda Sandiford's
(@misstheda) "WIDE LOAD" from her series titled "Wide Load"

Currently Located in the MoCADA Governors Island Lawn!

Address

80 Hanson Pl
New York, NY
11217

General information

Admission: $8 With valid student ID: $4 Senior (65+): $4 Children under 12 years are free when accompanied by an adult. Friend of MoCADA: Free B,D,N,R,Q,2,3,4,5 to Atlantic Terminal - Barclays Center | C to Lafayette Ave. | G to Fulton St.

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@ceciade_art_gallery Covering My Back Mixed Media: Acrylic, Oil, Mopping wool fiber on canvas Size: 18.5” (47 cm) – 23.6” (60 cm) Signed and Dated: Bottom Right, 2021 #art#nubukefoundation #africanart#contemporaryart#africancontemporaryart#artcollectors#africanartcollectors #africanclassicalart#africantribalart#gallery1957#ghanaart#cecilialamptey#femaleart#artcapitalghana#formefemineart#womenartists#ceciadeartgallery#femaleartist #womanartist #contemporaryart #rosskramergallery #supportblackart #blackvoices #blackvoices*xhibition #blackcurator #contemporaryartcurator #artadvisor #artistmanagement #destineeross #destineerosssutton#larryossei#rosskramergallery #supportblackart #blackvoices
Estou muito feliz de fazer parte dessa iniciativa e ajudar a compor esse chamado. Gratidão àqueles que me convidaram pra compor essa ação. Está lindo! Lindas vozes, muita alma e mensagem. #videoclipe #soulsongsclaims Uau! This is so powerful! I am so moved. Thank you so much to give me the opportunity to be part of that! I am so proud to participate on this initiative. Check this out. #rioencantos #vidaspretasimportam #BlackLivesMatter with M Denise Simmons and Edwin Sheppard 4 The Kingdom Entertainment and MD Simmons Productions' "Enough Is Enoug... with Edwin Sheppard M Denise Simmons
“Benin is watching” and “the monarch Visits Liberty” .....MoCADA takes Art !
Good Afternoon MoCADA, I wanted to take this opportunity to invite you to our annual Brooklyn Workforce Innovations gala: Gala in Gotham . The gala is held on June 13, 2019 at 6:00pm at 501 Union Street in Brooklyn. The attached document is the sponsorship opportunities that are available in order for us to continue our efforts in the area of workforce development and helping New York City residents earn a living wage and advancement in career opportunities. If you are not able to offer sponsorship as this time, I would love to invite you as my guest, all that is needed is a $100 donation on our website https://bwiny.org/gala-tickets/ If you are not able to attend and would like to donate, please feel free to do so at this link: https://bwiny.org/donate/ Please let me know if you can be in attendance! 😊 Best,
Please join us at 7pm on Tuesday 12th February at Baza Studio in Manhattan, New York, for a showcase by photographer Bolaji Alonge. Bolaji Alonge is an artist, photographer, actor and journalist from Lagos, Nigeria. Bolaji Alonge’s visual language speaks of the wonders of nature and human exchange, urban culture and searches for historical continuity in a world that is sometimes heavily fractured. His lens exposes contrast and conflict while offering an alternative vision of one-ness, order in chaos. His second solo exhibition in November 2018, "Urban Culture – Historical Continuity" was about Nigeria today, fearlessly looking towards the future.
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I am trying to get in touch with James Bartlett, and the main MoCADA website seems not to be working. Can he please get in touch with me at [email protected]. Dr. Halifu Osumare, UC Davis.
Calling all artists and creative practitioners! Culture Push invites you to apply for the Fellowship for Utopian Practice, a process-based fellowship that provides logistical, institutional, and financial support to artists developing civically-engaged projects. Check out our guidelines to learn more about the Fellowship, application requirements, and applicant eligibility. Deadline September 22nd!