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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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"Songs of the Ancestors" by Tomo Mori (@tomomoriart), 2018. ⁠⁠"Inspired by my daughter’s eye imagining the lives of thou...
02/15/2021

"Songs of the Ancestors" by Tomo Mori (@tomomoriart), 2018. ⁠

"Inspired by my daughter’s eye imagining the lives of thousands from Africa, Asia/Pacific, North America, Caribbean, Europe and Middle East."⁠

#painting #eye #memories #memory #ancestors #ancestral #songs #mosaic #collage #tomomori

Calling all creatives! Join us for a special conversation between Cultural Architect Rasu Jilani (@rasupreme) and MoCADA...
02/12/2021

Calling all creatives! Join us for a special conversation between Cultural Architect Rasu Jilani (@rasupreme) and MoCADA's Executive Director Amy Andrieux (@missaimstar) on IG live tonight at 6 EDT. #findingcreativepurpose

"Sango And Oya (Yoruba Deities)" by Nigerian artist Rufus Ogundele, 1960. Rufus Ogundele, a premier Nigerian artist at t...
02/11/2021

"Sango And Oya (Yoruba Deities)" by Nigerian artist Rufus Ogundele, 1960.

Rufus Ogundele, a premier Nigerian artist at the heart of the Oṣogbo art movement. Trained as a musician and actor via his uncle Duro Ladipọ's theatrical ensemble as a young person, it was his large scale linocuts that he is most remembered for. Most often he would create black outlined figures atop white backgrounds (sometimes with accent colors in shades of blue, red and/or green), an approach that denoted his love and commitment to the Yoruba deity of iron and war. This was the crux of his work, which prioritized Yoruba narratives over the European linocut techniques he mastered to live up to the meaning of his last name: "worshiper of Ogun", "Ogun has arrived", and "War has begun".

"Unite" by Barbara Jones–Hogu, 1971.⁠⁠Chicago bred artist Barbara Jones-Hogu was central to the African Commune of Bad R...
02/10/2021

"Unite" by Barbara Jones–Hogu, 1971.⁠

Chicago bred artist Barbara Jones-Hogu was central to the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists collective, better known as AfriCOBRA. As a founding member, she cultivated a unique, bold and unfiltered aesthetic to her paintings and print work (and later digital work and documentary films) which incorporated words with vivid imagery that, like her comrades, uplifted the tenets of the Black Power movement and the African American experience in one fell swoop. ⁠

Fiercely determined, this HBCU made artist's contribution helped to solidify Black pride in the 1960s and 70s through an unapologetically Black lens. Salute!⁠

A word! See you tonight. On Clubhouse!
02/10/2021

A word! See you tonight. On Clubhouse!

02/10/2021
Black History: Alice Childress

Young Adult Novelist, actress and playwright Alice Childress has written over 17 plays across the span of 4 decades, and is revered for being the only Black woman to do so to date. Centering the Black woman's voice throughout her work, Childress' themes explored the life of the working class, racism, the haves versus the have-nots, and politics from the vantage point of Black Americans.

In 1978, the young adult novel she penned, "A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich", was later adapted for the screen and starred a rising Cicely Tyson. The following year her novel, "A Short Walk" was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

In this clip, Childress and a fellow actress read from the former's play, "Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White" in 1962.

#blackhistory #alicechildress #art

Happy birthday, beloved.❤️🖤💚🌹#sandrabland #sayhername
02/08/2021

Happy birthday, beloved.❤️🖤💚🌹

#sandrabland #sayhername

02/05/2021

Listen to "Something Extra", Episode 7 of Audiophiles with DJ, producer, and vocalist, @iamrimarkable!

Witness the union of Hip-Hop + House Music as we celebrate Black History Month through the classic Hip House movement of Chicago, Detroit, & New York.

LISTEN: https://bit.ly/RimarkableMA

“Until the killing of black men, black mother’s sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of ...
02/05/2021

“Until the killing of black men, black mother’s sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother’s son. We who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens.” - Ella Baker, Civil Rights Activist, 1964

Happy Birthday, Trayvon Martin.

Art: Ricardo Levin Morales

#ellabaker #trayvonmartin

Black history! Yes Amanda Gorman ! This is everything! Interview by Michelle Obama and 📸: Awol Erizku ❤️🖤💚
02/04/2021

Black history! Yes Amanda Gorman ! This is everything! Interview by Michelle Obama and 📸: Awol Erizku ❤️🖤💚

Black history in America is American history. ✊🏾 #blackhistory
02/01/2021

Black history in America is American history. ✊🏾 #blackhistory

Words cannot express how much of a loss we feel right now due to the passing of our great icon. Our queen! Our great mot...
01/29/2021

Words cannot express how much of a loss we feel right now due to the passing of our great icon. Our queen! Our great mother! Cicely Tyson, a warrior in spirit and action! What a legacy you have left for us all! May you rest in paradise, beautiful brave bird. You will be sorely missed, but certainly never forgotten. ❤️🖤💚🌹💐

#rip #cicelytyson #icon

Hours later.....
01/20/2021

Hours later.....

01/20/2021

HU! You KNOW! This is a whole mood on today! Let's celebrate the ushering in of a new day in Washington, DC with a performance of "Neck" by Howard University's Showtime marching band and Ooh La La dancers. Enjoy!

#inaugurationday #ourVPisaBison #kamalaharris #vicepresident #hbcumade #imsoglad #howarduniversity

More than 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his final Sunday sermon entitled, “Remaining Awake for Revo...
01/18/2021

More than 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his final Sunday sermon entitled, “Remaining Awake for Revolution” on March 31, 1968. In the special one-hour sermon currently on MoCADA.org, Dr. King issues America a wake up call against racial injustice from the Canterbury Pulpit at The Washington National Cathedral. He also explores technology, weaponry, and human rights – three revolutions that he said now impact humanity, while dismantling the bootstrap ideologies often thrusted upon African-Americans by those disinterested in doing the work of real change. ⁠

Was a collective reckoning the full dream of Dr. King? Let's honor his complete vision for a future inspired by this motivation, most especially now as we navigate times that so eerily resemble yesteryear.⁠

Watch now: https://mocada.org/aiovg_videos/martin-luther-king-jr-revolution-sermon/

#mlkday #drmartinlutherkingjr #blackhistory

We need joy too! 😂😂😂 via @kimberlymbecoat
01/11/2021

We need joy too! 😂😂😂 via @kimberlymbecoat

This. Make it stop. (Via @mistress_maroon)
01/07/2021

This. Make it stop. (Via @mistress_maroon)

A word... Via @skylab_68 ✊🏾❤️🖤💚
01/07/2021

A word... Via @skylab_68 ✊🏾❤️🖤💚

Good trouble. ✔️✊🏾❤️🖤💚 #staceyabrams #georgia 🎨: @bbrody04
01/06/2021

Good trouble. ✔️✊🏾❤️🖤💚 #staceyabrams #georgia 🎨: @bbrody04

Happy Haitian Independence Day!⁠ 🇭🇹⁠🎨: "To Preserve Their Freedom" by American artist Jacob Lawrence (1998) from the pri...
01/01/2021

Happy Haitian Independence Day!⁠ 🇭🇹

🎨: "To Preserve Their Freedom" by American artist Jacob Lawrence (1998) from the print series 'The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture' (1986-97), where the artist depicts the legacy of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint L’Ouverture. The collection currently lives at Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine.⁠ #art #happynewyear #jacoblawrence #haiti

Happy New year, family! May this year bring you lots of joy, laughter and peace. Helloooooo 2021! ️🖤💚✊🏾
01/01/2021

Happy New year, family! May this year bring you lots of joy, laughter and peace. Helloooooo 2021! ️🖤💚✊🏾

Mood. How did your talents show up in 2020? Did you find or strengthen your sense of purpose?  #nia #purpose #kuumba #cr...
12/31/2020

Mood. How did your talents show up in 2020? Did you find or strengthen your sense of purpose? #nia #purpose #kuumba #creativity #kwanzaa

Habari gani! #kwanzaa #kwanzaaprinciples #ujamaa #cooperativeeconomics
12/29/2020

Habari gani!

#kwanzaa #kwanzaaprinciples #ujamaa #cooperativeeconomics

Every December, MoCADA gives artists across an array of artistic disciplines an opportunity to submit a collection of th...
12/29/2020

Every December, MoCADA gives artists across an array of artistic disciplines an opportunity to submit a collection of their work for potential inclusion in our programming throughout the following year.

This year we're doing things a bit differently...

Understanding the landscape that has emerged as a result of COVID-19, we want to support creators in a greater way. So we're widening the call to action, extending this opportunity to curators as well as community program producers and writers across the African diaspora.

Have an idea you want to submit? A podcast? A story? An exhibition? Click the link and submit by January 15, 2021.

Only one submission per applicant will be considered. Good luck.

LINK: https://forms.gle/8JRkraVpm8XYYABY9

Habari Gani?! What's the word?#kwanzaa #kwanzaaprinciples #kujichagulia #audrelorde
12/27/2020

Habari Gani?! What's the word?

#kwanzaa #kwanzaaprinciples #kujichagulia #audrelorde

Habari Gani?! What's the word?#kwanzaa #kwanzaaprinciples #umoja
12/26/2020

Habari Gani?! What's the word?

#kwanzaa #kwanzaaprinciples #umoja

12/25/2020

Why are we like this?! 😂😂 Season's Greetings to all! 🎄❤️🖤💚 #blackjoy

Calling all students! ⁠⁠MoCADA will be discussing practices and strategies for navigating the academic space, fears and ...
11/27/2020

Calling all students! ⁠

MoCADA will be discussing practices and strategies for navigating the academic space, fears and frustrations during this time, expectations for schools and universities, academic kinships and other tangible practices for caring for our mental health through it all. Aisha Tyehimba, licensed psychotherapist and educationalist, will be moderating our conversation. ⁠

What questions do you have about academia and education that remain unanswered by these institutions? We would love to hear from you!

Send us your questions: https://forms.gle/dtFjJdPwWbDg24TS6

MoCADA’s Public Exchange series is dedicated to empowering our communities through shifting dialogues and resources. ⁠

#blackacademia #university #college #mentalhealth

Indigenous People's day is every day at MoCADA. Black liberation and indigenous sovereignty is what we're fighting for g...
11/26/2020

Indigenous People's day is every day at MoCADA. Black liberation and indigenous sovereignty is what we're fighting for globally. Give thanks to the many folks who make this dream real for all of us.

📷: Afro Indigenous Black Lives Matter activists at Standing Rock reservation in 2016. ❤️🖤💚 #givethanks #africadiaspora #indigenouspeoplesday

We are still grieving the loss of New York City's first and only Black mayor to date, David Dinkins. A great man of the ...
11/25/2020

We are still grieving the loss of New York City's first and only Black mayor to date, David Dinkins. A great man of the people, who dedicated his life to being in service as an attorney, an investor in Black entrepreneurs, and as a politician..A Howard University grad and an Alpha, Dinkins put the well-being of his citizens first, from the working class to the disenfranchised, and we were all made better because of him. We honor his legacy and his relentless pursuit to give in any way he could. Gone but not forgotten... Rest in power dear sir. 💔🖤💚

📷: Mayor David N. Dinkins, who served the city of New York from 1990-1993, embraces a young supporter.

#restinpeace #restinparadise #daviddinkins

SATURDAY MOOD 🕺🏾 ⁠...Brought to you by photographer Sanlé Sory, straight from Burkina Faso.⁠⁠Learn more about Sanlé, his...
11/21/2020

SATURDAY MOOD 🕺🏾 ⁠

...Brought to you by photographer Sanlé Sory, straight from Burkina Faso.⁠

Learn more about Sanlé, his work, Burkina Faso’s culture and politics.. Link in bio!

🇧🇫❤️🖤💚🌍 #africandiaspora #africandiasporamap #burkinafaso #sanlesory

Nigerian photographer Obinna Obioma is an artist who celebrates his African heritage through portraiture. Keeping in the...
11/21/2020

Nigerian photographer Obinna Obioma is an artist who celebrates his African heritage through portraiture. Keeping in the aesthetical tradition of inviting people into his space to capture the moment, Obioma does go a step further to investigate and unpack the unspoken cultural happenings that exist behind every photo.

In his series "Anyi N'aga (We are going)", Obioma explores migration through the lens of Ghana Must Go bags as fashion must haves.

📸: "Anyi N'aga (We are going)" series by Obinna Obioma (@mrobinnaobioma)

#africandiaspora #art #photographer #culture 🇬🇭🇳🇬❤️🖤💚🌍

Join us tomorrow, Friday, November 20 at 12pm EDT for "The Other Side of the Sun: An Afrofuturist Approach to Climate Ch...
11/19/2020

Join us tomorrow, Friday, November 20 at 12pm EDT for "The Other Side of the Sun: An Afrofuturist Approach to Climate Change", a special conversation that explores the sociopolitical impact of urban displacement, racism, consumerism and climate change on Black and indigenous communities.⁠

Featuring mixed media artists Kimberly Becoat, Siara Mencia and Run P., in community with Whitney McGuire and Dominique Drakeford of Sustainable Brooklyn. Moderated by Amy Andrieux, Executive Director of MoCADA.⁠

It's time to unpack environmental racism and explore the conditions necessary to help achieve equity. Join us!

Register here: https://bit.ly/2IUNZMh

#cca2020 #creativeclimateawards #afrofuturism #art #climatechange #protectafrofutures

We are honored to participate in amazing town hall presented by our friends at The Laundromat Project (@laundromat_proj)...
11/17/2020

We are honored to participate in amazing town hall presented by our friends at The Laundromat Project (@laundromat_proj), entitled "The Reality of a Future," which kicks off tonight at 6:30pm EDT!

The Setup: 5 women of color, who are artists / activists in a virtual room talking about liberation, suffrage, justice, and their work in the monumental Park Armory project 100 years / 100 women.... This reality of our future is here! And this is going to be live!

Join LP, Abby Dobson (@abbydobson1), Katherine Toukhy (@kathoray), Jaime Sunwoo (@jaimesunwoo), Karina Aguilera Skvirsky (@karina_skvirsky), LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (@latasha.diggs), and MoCADA's own Amy Andrieux (@missaimstar). Link in bio!

Register: https://bit.ly/36Y7Jaz

🎨: "Election Results" by Kadir Nelson (@kadirnelson) for the cover of the New Yorker, November 2020.

11/16/2020

MoCADA is honored to participate in the 2020 Creative Climate Awards presented by the Human Impacts Institute, which gives platform to conversations, interventions, and art centering on climate change and environmental justice. Of the 15 artists from the five boroughs of New York City that are uniting to champion diversity, justice, and climate awareness, the majority are artists of color and many first-generation Americans. Three artists including Kimberly Becoat, Siara Mencia, and Run P. have been selected by MoCADA to explore climate change through the lens of Black and indigenous people and what it means to achieve environmental equity.⁠

The month-long festival will focus on inspiration, intersectionality, and innovation during its run from November 15 to December 15, which includes an audio tour, installations of the featured art in previously empty storefronts windows across four of NYC’s boroughs, and an interactive map.⁠

Learn more and explore art at HumanImpactsInstitute.org/cca2020⁠
Link in bio!⁠

#cca2020 #climatechange #environmentalequity

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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!