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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BLK: Creating Space in the Diaspora through Art and Education Uplifting Q***r Black Identities.An Intentionally Black an...
06/21/2021

BLK: Creating Space in the Diaspora through Art and Education Uplifting Q***r Black Identities.

An Intentionally Black and Q***r Only workshop in collaboration with MWASI Collectif.

On June 30th

RSVP ---> https://mocada.org/blk-uplifting-queer-identities/

BLK: Creating Space in the Diaspora through Art and Education Uplifting Q***r Black Identities.

An Intentionally Black and Q***r Only workshop in collaboration with MWASI Collectif.

On June 30th

RSVP ---> https://mocada.org/blk-uplifting-queer-identities/

This weekend, on Juneteenth, a new mural celebrating the labor of Black women activists was unveiled in Brooklyn.The wor...
06/21/2021
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This weekend, on Juneteenth, a new mural celebrating the labor of Black women activists was unveiled in Brooklyn.

The work of Harlem- and Brooklyn-based artist and activist Helina Metaferia, the mural depicts a fellow young creator, Wildcat Ebony Brown, atop a picture of a plinth; collaged throughout the scene are archival photos of civil rights-era protests and pictures culled from old Ethiopian and Kenyan travel magazines. A small text reads, “Where would democracy be without Black women?” It will be located at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art in Fort Greene.

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/10-new-public-artworks-initiative-black-artists-1981457

06/21/2021

Oh, We couldn't forget to give yall something to jam to at home, for #Juneteenth we got the amazing @clockworkdj for our Next Audiophile.⁠
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The famous phrase “Say it loud! I'm Black & I'm Proud”, popularized by the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown, has become the universal expression championing Blackness worldwide. Listen as renowned American DJ, Clockworkdj, conveys this celebratory feeling on this special Juneteenth Edition Mix of Audiophiles with music from Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, and more!⁠

LISTEN NOW!
https://www.mixcloud.com/MoCADA/mocada-digital-presents-audiophiles-clockworkdj/

On This Fathers Day, We're looking at the photography work of @zunleephoto from his "Father Figure" series. ⁠⁠.⁠⁠.⁠⁠Phot...
06/20/2021

On This Fathers Day, We're looking at the photography work of @zunleephoto from his "Father Figure" series. ⁠⁠
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Photographed between 2011, and 2015 Zun Lee photographed black fathers and families from different walks of life, and in different US cities. Rather than accumulating a series of portraits, his ain't was to build trusted relationships and immerse himself in these fathers lives to get a sense of how they negotiate their daily spheres not just as fathers but also as black men⁠⁠
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#love⁠⁠
#blackmen #empowerment #powerful⁠⁠
#fathersday #dad #parenting #dads #family #fatherhood

Looking at some more intimate images on black fatherhood, this time by @billiecarter_ from here "BlackFatherHood" series...
06/20/2021

Looking at some more intimate images on black fatherhood, this time by @billiecarter_ from here "BlackFatherHood" series.

On This Fathers Day, We're looking at the photography work of Zun Lee from his "Father Figure" series. ⁠.⁠.⁠Photographed...
06/20/2021

On This Fathers Day, We're looking at the photography work of Zun Lee from his "Father Figure" series. ⁠
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Photographed between 2011, and 2015 Zun Lee photographed black fathers and families from different walks of life, and in different US cities. Rather than accumulating a series of portraits, his ain't was to build trusted relationships and immerse himself in these fathers lives to get a sense of how they negotiate their daily spheres not just as fathers but also as black men

@CALLMEQUESTION is a New York-based international artist - known as a DJ, Music Producer, Dancer, and Radio Presenter. L...
06/20/2021

@CALLMEQUESTION is a New York-based international artist - known as a DJ, Music Producer, Dancer, and Radio Presenter. Learn production and composition theory. Focus on call and response and explore the unexpected relationships between musical genres. Collaborate to produce a song. Join us for MoCADA's Youth Arts Workshops on Little Island.⁠

See You On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, from 3-4 PM

https://mocada.org/little-island-arts-residency/

@CALLMEQUESTION is a New York-based international artist - known as a DJ, Music Producer, Dancer, and Radio Presenter. Learn production and composition theory. Focus on call and response and explore the unexpected relationships between musical genres. Collaborate to produce a song. Join us for MoCADA's Youth Arts Workshops on Little Island.⁠

See You On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, from 3-4 PM

https://mocada.org/little-island-arts-residency/

06/20/2021

Soul of BK: Juneteenth was absolutely amazing, all the smiling, laugher, music, can we can amplified Black Joy!
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Lauren F. Walker and teammate Sade Strachan got us together with their Double Dutch workshop...

#jumprope #braids #hiphop
#blackgirlmagic #melanin
#freedom #Juneteenth

Happy Fathers Day to all of the amazing Black Fathers, and Father Figures Out There!⁠Henry Ossawa Tanner"Banjo Lesson"18...
06/20/2021

Happy Fathers Day to all of the amazing Black Fathers, and Father Figures Out There!⁠

Henry Ossawa Tanner
"Banjo Lesson"
1893

#happyfathersday #dad #love #father #family #fathersdaygift #dads #daddy

Happy Fathers Day to all of the amazing Black Fathers, and Father Figures Out There!⁠

Henry Ossawa Tanner
"Banjo Lesson"
1893

#happyfathersday #dad #love #father #family #fathersdaygift #dads #daddy

Come learn some new skills (or sharpen the skills you have) tomorrow with a Painting with nature workshop with @Kesiena ...
06/18/2021

Come learn some new skills (or sharpen the skills you have) tomorrow with a Painting with nature workshop with @Kesiena at 11:20, a portrait workshop with @julianjosephkyle and 12:40, and an amazing writing workshop with @chrisalexander_ at 2pm

You Don't Want to miss out, Please RSVP below
https://mocada.org/soul-of-brooklyn/

Interdisciplinary artist Helina Metaferia is creating two murals — one in Brooklyn and another in the Bronx — as one of ...
06/18/2021

Interdisciplinary artist Helina Metaferia is creating two murals — one in Brooklyn and another in the Bronx — as one of 5 artists selected to participate in Not a Monolith, a new public art and professional development initiative for NYC-based emerging Black artists, presented by ArtBridge, Facebook Open Arts, and We The Culture.



Metaferia’s murals will be the first of 10 public artworks by the Not a Monolith artists anticipated for installation across all 5 boroughs over the next 4 months.



One of the program’s inaugural two June murals will include Headdress 21, which depicts multidisciplinary artist and Wide Awake Wildcat Ebony Brown. The mural will be installed on the site of MoCADA’s soon-to-be-opened sculpture garden in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and revealed on Juneteenth, June 19th.

They are the latest iterations of Metaferia’s “army of women,” which she has created through her By Way of Revolution series since 2018. This interdisciplinary series collages activist histories from civil rights generations as crowns on modern-day Black women activists, drawing attention to the often-overlooked labor of Black women within care politics and social justice.



#NotAMonolithNYC | #ByWayofRevolution

Interdisciplinary artist Helina Metaferia is creating two murals — one in Brooklyn and another in the Bronx — as one of 5 artists selected to participate in Not a Monolith, a new public art and professional development initiative for NYC-based emerging Black artists, presented by ArtBridge, Facebook Open Arts, and We The Culture.



Metaferia’s murals will be the first of 10 public artworks by the Not a Monolith artists anticipated for installation across all 5 boroughs over the next 4 months.



One of the program’s inaugural two June murals will include Headdress 21, which depicts multidisciplinary artist and Wide Awake Wildcat Ebony Brown. The mural will be installed on the site of MoCADA’s soon-to-be-opened sculpture garden in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and revealed on Juneteenth, June 19th.

They are the latest iterations of Metaferia’s “army of women,” which she has created through her By Way of Revolution series since 2018. This interdisciplinary series collages activist histories from civil rights generations as crowns on modern-day Black women activists, drawing attention to the often-overlooked labor of Black women within care politics and social justice.



#NotAMonolithNYC | #ByWayofRevolution

"A highlight of the event will be the unveiling of the Ethiopian American artist Helina Metaferia’s new mural on the sit...
06/18/2021
Black artists and performers take over Fort Greene Park for Juneteenth Jubilee

"A highlight of the event will be the unveiling of the Ethiopian American artist Helina Metaferia’s new mural on the site of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art’s forthcoming sculpture garden at 48 Lafayette Avenue. Titled Headdress 21 (2021), the mural features a portrait of the Wide Awakes artist Wildcat Ebony Brown under a collaged crown of images of civil rights activism."

The Blacksmiths and the Wide Awakes are hosting the programme of live music, performances and art installations in Brooklyn this weekend

Come Out This Saturday for Dj sets by @@run_p  @eyespytheparty  & @@saintjamesjoy and Live Performance by @Dr@dreamcast....
06/17/2021

Come Out This Saturday for Dj sets by @@run_p @eyespytheparty & @@saintjamesjoy and Live Performance by @[email protected].

Trust you don't want to miss this! It's going to be a day filled with fun, love, and an unlimeted supply of BLACKNESS!

For More Information Please Visit https://mocada.org/soul-of-brooklyn/

06/17/2021

This Saturday starting at 12:40pm Join Lauren F. Walker and teammate Sade Strachan for a Double Dutch workshop, starting with a brief intro, followed by an amazing demonstration, learn the mechanics of jumping and keeping pace, then there will be open rope so you can show off your new skills!

For More Information on how to RSVP visit us at https://mocada.org/soul-of-brooklyn/

It wouldn't be Juneteenth without a Spades Tournament, don't miss out on all the amazing community-based activities duri...
06/17/2021

It wouldn't be Juneteenth without a Spades Tournament, don't miss out on all the amazing community-based activities during our SoulOfBK: Juneteenth celebration, We'll have a community Wall Painting, an Art Table for the Kids, and a Health Screening/Vaccine Distribution table..

Visit Our website https://mocada.org/soul-of-brooklyn/

It wouldn't be Juneteenth without a Spades Tournament, don't miss out on all the amazing community-based activities during our SoulOfBK: Juneteenth celebration, We'll have a community Wall Painting, an Art Table for the Kids, and a Health Screening/Vaccine Distribution table..

Visit Our website https://mocada.org/soul-of-brooklyn/

Join Olaronke Akinmowo (thefreeblackwomenslibrary), Founder of The Free Black Women's Library, an interactive installati...
06/17/2021

Join Olaronke Akinmowo (thefreeblackwomenslibrary), Founder of The Free Black Women's Library, an interactive installation that features a collection of books by Black Women as well as workshops performances, and radical conversations.

Oh and bring you a book for the book swap too!

Have you RSVP'd for Soul of BK: Juneteenth, if not what's holding you back? You don't wanna miss out on all of this amaz...
06/16/2021

Have you RSVP'd for Soul of BK: Juneteenth, if not what's holding you back? You don't wanna miss out on all of this amazing blackness, culture, art, and holistic workshops

CW: death, violence against Black girls, murder, sexual assault. Today marks one-year since the murder of Oluwatoyin “To...
06/15/2021

CW: death, violence against Black girls, murder, sexual assault.

Today marks one-year since the murder of Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau. She was 19-years-old. Salau was last seen on June 6, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida. Earlier that day, she tweeted that she was sexually assaulted. Her body was found on June 15, one week after she went missing.

In a WCTV article titled “Friends and loved ones remember Oluwatoyin Salau and Victoria Sims one year after their deaths” by Elizabeth Millner, activist Trish Brown recalls becoming friends with Salau during protests last summer.

Brown said this about Salau:

“I still see her out here fighting. I still see her out here trying to do what young people do and that’s trying to build a life for themselves and a future,” said Brown.

“She was so young and I knew she had so much. Just her personality itself was going to change her life in so many way where it inspired like it does now, millions and millions of people across the nation and throughout the world.”

We will never forget you, Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau.

Cc: @blackwomenradicals

CW: death, violence against Black girls, murder, sexual assault.

Today marks one-year since the murder of Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau. She was 19-years-old. Salau was last seen on June 6, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida. Earlier that day, she tweeted that she was sexually assaulted. Her body was found on June 15, one week after she went missing.

In a WCTV article titled “Friends and loved ones remember Oluwatoyin Salau and Victoria Sims one year after their deaths” by Elizabeth Millner, activist Trish Brown recalls becoming friends with Salau during protests last summer.

Brown said this about Salau:

“I still see her out here fighting. I still see her out here trying to do what young people do and that’s trying to build a life for themselves and a future,” said Brown.

“She was so young and I knew she had so much. Just her personality itself was going to change her life in so many way where it inspired like it does now, millions and millions of people across the nation and throughout the world.”

We will never forget you, Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau.

Cc: @blackwomenradicals

Hey Family, With Soul of BK: Juneteenth being around the corner we need the help of some more Volunteers, to make sure e...
06/15/2021

Hey Family,

With Soul of BK: Juneteenth being around the corner we need the help of some more Volunteers, to make sure everyone is good, taken care of, and enjoying yourself.

Not a morning person that fine, Volunteers for the afternoon & evening timeslots

Please sign up below:
https://qqkduqv0fec.typeform.com/to/AQ1H9rLi

Hey Family,

With Soul of BK: Juneteenth being around the corner we need the help of some more Volunteers, to make sure everyone is good, taken care of, and enjoying yourself.

Not a morning person that fine, Volunteers for the afternoon & evening timeslots

Please sign up below:
https://qqkduqv0fec.typeform.com/to/AQ1H9rLi

It's Only Right that we bring the Vibes this Saturday During Our SoulofBK: Juneteenth celebrate, we have live performanc...
06/15/2021

It's Only Right that we bring the Vibes this Saturday During Our SoulofBK: Juneteenth celebrate, we have live performances & DJ sets by:
@saintjamesjoy
@run_p
@eyespytheparty
@dreamcast.moe

What better way to celebrate black liberation than with some dancing!!!!

For more information on how to RSVP Please visit the link in our bio

#juneteenth

This Saturday, June 19th (Juneteenth) we got yall. Come Out to SoulofBK: Juneteenth. A Day filled with fun, black cultur...
06/14/2021

This Saturday, June 19th (Juneteenth) we got yall. Come Out to SoulofBK: Juneteenth. A Day filled with fun, black culture, workshops, and amazing music... Happening all day long 10am - 8pm Fort Green Place

(Enter on Lafayette Ave)

please check the link in bio for more information

Juneteenth is around the corner,  and we're finally outside. Let's celebrate Blackness, Culture, Community, and Family w...
06/13/2021

Juneteenth is around the corner, and we're finally outside. Let's celebrate Blackness, Culture, Community, and Family with "Soul of BK: Juneteenth". We'll have something for the whole family.

To RSVP Visit https://mocada.org/soul-of-brooklyn/

Juneteenth is around the corner, and we're finally outside. Let's celebrate Blackness, Culture, Community, and Family with "Soul of BK: Juneteenth". We'll have something for the whole family.

To RSVP Visit https://mocada.org/soul-of-brooklyn/

Have You had the chance to view our current Digital Exhibition by the amazing Theda Sandiford (@misstheda), if not, what...
06/13/2021

Have You had the chance to view our current Digital Exhibition by the amazing Theda Sandiford (@misstheda), if not, what's stopping you?

In " Hidden In Plain Sight" Theda goes beyond the aesthetic armor she has donned for protection, to shield herself from the implicit biases projected onto her. In an effort to reconcile the past and its lasting impact on the present, Theda creates: “The constant questioning, twisting, and undermining of what I know to be true – has had a profound negative affect upon me, manifesting in insomnia, anxiety, and hefty amounts of emotional baggage. Through these works, I am exorcising those demons.”

for more information on this exhibition visit us at https://mocada.org/theda-sandiford-hidden-in-plain-sight/

Have You had the chance to view our current Digital Exhibition by the amazing Theda Sandiford (@misstheda), if not, what's stopping you?

In " Hidden In Plain Sight" Theda goes beyond the aesthetic armor she has donned for protection, to shield herself from the implicit biases projected onto her. In an effort to reconcile the past and its lasting impact on the present, Theda creates: “The constant questioning, twisting, and undermining of what I know to be true – has had a profound negative affect upon me, manifesting in insomnia, anxiety, and hefty amounts of emotional baggage. Through these works, I am exorcising those demons.”

for more information on this exhibition visit us at https://mocada.org/theda-sandiford-hidden-in-plain-sight/

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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!