San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts

San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts

Operating as usual

Geoffrey Holder, a Guggenheim Award-winning painter and the Tony Award- winning director and designer of the Broadway mu...
08/27/2021
Geoffrey Holder Archives - 101 Art Gallery

Geoffrey Holder, a Guggenheim Award-winning painter and the Tony Award- winning director and designer of the Broadway musical The Wiz, is also a well- respected choreographer and set and costume designer, for his own company as well as for the Dance Theater of Harlem and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. As readers learn in this exuberant portrait, this transplanted Trinidadian is also a man with a compelling story to tell about his experiences as an artist and outsider who found success in America.
Jennifer Dunning, a dance critic at the New York Times, provides an appreciation of this multitalented artist and his many contributions to the arts community, while the illustrations reveal his wide-ranging creativity and exciting social life in Paris, New York, and the Caribbean.
250 illustrations, 150 in full color, 224 pages, 101/4 x 121/2"

Geoffrey Holder Born: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 1 August 1930, died October 5, 2014. Education: Queen’s Royal College, Port of Spain, 1948 Family: Married to Carmen de Lavallade in 1953. They have one son: Leo. Career: Company member, Boscoe Holder’s Dance Company Trinidad, 1942; forme...

08/01/2021
@blackgirlsdobikesd
08/01/2021

@blackgirlsdobikesd

@blackgirlsdobikesd

08/01/2021
NAACP releases coffee table book documenting 2020 | WTOP
07/28/2021
NAACP releases coffee table book documenting 2020 | WTOP

NAACP releases coffee table book documenting 2020 | WTOP

From the pandemic to protests in the streets, 2020 will be a year long remembered. The NAACP captures the year in a recently released coffee table book, Twenty20 in Black.

Say Her Name
07/23/2021

Say Her Name

Say Her Name

07/22/2021

This past weekend, @thenewchildrensmuseum had families make floral tributes and write postcard messages to reflect on and honor the Black lives lost to racial injustice and systemic racism represented in @sdaamfa’s “Say Their Names” Memorial exhibit.

Join us again this Saturday, 7/24 at 1-4pm in the Museum Park to take part in this collaborative art-making activity. 🔗Link in bio for more details.

The memorial is open everyday to the public for free and closes this Sunday, 7/25 with a closing ceremony from 2-4pm that includes line dancing, spoken word and poetry performances.

#saytheirnamesmemorial #blacklivesmatter #memorial #exhibit #artmaking

07/21/2021

Say Their Names Memorial Exhibit San Diego presented by @sdaamfa & @saytheirnamesmemorial
July 10th -July 25th

This exhibit is about honoring the lives of those taken from us due to systematic racism and police brutality. A reminder that art continues to tell the stories of the past, present and future. In hopes of change. I have been blessed enough to be a board-member to the museum since 2018 and this is our most powerful exhibition. I cannot explain the feeling of walking through all these people and realizing that this is but a small portion of the Black victims taken from us too soon. In the words of @theesacredsouls, “It coulda been me,” and it still can. The fact that I am alive is a horrific miracle, but I count my blessings. Over the last couple of weeks I have heard and shared countless stories of police brutality, murder and American terrorism. How we still stand is a testimony to my cultures resilience. I wish oneday we didn’t have to be.

This grassroots exhibit had its start in Portland, Oregon and is an outgrowth of the protest that took place nationwide in 2020. Since their inception they have been more inclusive and added more Womxn, trans and victims from 2021 that still need to be added in the database. Please come visit the memorial to honor their lives in person. The informal outcry is now an organization called the “Say Their Names Memorial”. It is the goal of the organization to make sure that we never forget the victims, and that we are able to place a name with a face. In San Diego, our exhibit will also recognize local Civil Rights advocates who have worked to level the playing field. The “Say Their Names” exhibit has been shown in over 25 cities. This is the first exhibition south of Los Angeles County. #saytheirnames

📸 by @winterinter

https://www.facebook.com/48156691113/posts/10157740625726114/
07/20/2021

https://www.facebook.com/48156691113/posts/10157740625726114/

I’m asking all my friends and supporters to please register for this free, virtual conference on a topic near and dear to my heart, Allyship: Coalition Building for Sustainable Change.
I was thrilled to lend my image, Literary Circle as the title image for the event. The image commemorates my long association and admiration of the late great Maya Angelou and her belief in building coalitions for the greater good!

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrdO-srT8jH9Ty9-LtZH6fQ1LMYTjdetH0

07/18/2021
Say Their Names, the nationwide traveling memorial to honor Black lives lost to racial injustice and systemic racism wil...
07/15/2021

Say Their Names, the nationwide traveling memorial to honor Black lives lost to racial injustice and systemic racism will be on view in the Museum Park. The exhibit hosted by the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts (SDAAMFA) is free to the public and will be accessible daily from July 10-25. The opening celebration will be held this Saturday, July 10 at 11am.

In honor of the exhibit, we’ve partnered with The New Children's Museum] to provide us with a hands-on art experiences on-site near the memorial. Join us in the park on July 17 and 24 from 1-4pm to reflect on the stories of the lives lost and make art. The free collaborative activities include creating a floral tribute and postcard message in remembrance of those honored in the memorial. (Featured in the photos are art tributes to Aiyana Stanley-Jones and Alfred Olango).

Learn more about the art activities here: The New Children's Museum]

Learn more about the exhibit, rsvp to the opening ceremony, and learn their names here: https://www.sdaamfa.org/

#saytheirnamesmemorial #sdaamfa #memorial #exhibit #artmaking #Blacklivesmatter #sandiego

Say Their Names, the nationwide traveling memorial to honor Black lives lost to racial injustice and systemic racism will be on view in the Museum Park. The exhibit hosted by the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts (SDAAMFA) is free to the public and will be accessible daily from July 10-25. The opening celebration will be held this Saturday, July 10 at 11am.

In honor of the exhibit, we’ve partnered with The New Children's Museum] to provide us with a hands-on art experiences on-site near the memorial. Join us in the park on July 17 and 24 from 1-4pm to reflect on the stories of the lives lost and make art. The free collaborative activities include creating a floral tribute and postcard message in remembrance of those honored in the memorial. (Featured in the photos are art tributes to Aiyana Stanley-Jones and Alfred Olango).

Learn more about the art activities here: The New Children's Museum]

Learn more about the exhibit, rsvp to the opening ceremony, and learn their names here: https://www.sdaamfa.org/

#saytheirnamesmemorial #sdaamfa #memorial #exhibit #artmaking #Blacklivesmatter #sandiego

07/15/2021

The Say Their Names Memorial Exhibit is best represented at night, where the 200 points of lights are visible above each pedestal. They symbolize the life, light and spirit of each victim. Shall they be remembered and never forgotten.

The exhibit is open 24hours with security there at all times.

#saytheirnames

Remember Alfred Olango and his family. #saytheirnames
07/15/2021

Remember Alfred Olango and his family. #saytheirnames

Remember Alfred Olango and his family. #saytheirnames

SD African American Museum of Fine Art unveils 'Say Their Names' memorial
07/15/2021
SD African American Museum of Fine Art unveils 'Say Their Names' memorial

SD African American Museum of Fine Art unveils 'Say Their Names' memorial

A memorial featuring 200 photos of Black people whose lives were lost due to what organizers called racial injustice, police brutality and/or racism was unveiled Saturday at the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art.

Photos from The New Children's Museum's post
07/15/2021

Photos from The New Children's Museum's post

Rest in Power
07/14/2021

Rest in Power

Rest in Power

It’s official, July 10-25 is now “Say Their Names” week in San Diego. Thank you to the @saytheirnamesmemorial and exhibi...
07/13/2021

It’s official, July 10-25 is now “Say Their Names” week in San Diego. Thank you to the @saytheirnamesmemorial and exhibit which is now open at the New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego until July 25.

The exhibit remembers those who have been taken away from us by law enforcement and systematic racism.
Thank you to the City of San Diego for making this day of remembrance happen:
San Diego Mayor @toddgloria
San Diego District Four Councilmember @cd4monica California Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber @asmakilahweber

Say their names #georgefloyd #breonnataylor #tamirrice #trayvonmartin #ericgarner and so many more. The family of Alfred Olango

It’s official, July 10-25 is now “Say Their Names” week in San Diego. Thank you to the @saytheirnamesmemorial and exhibit which is now open at the New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego until July 25.

The exhibit remembers those who have been taken away from us by law enforcement and systematic racism.
Thank you to the City of San Diego for making this day of remembrance happen:
San Diego Mayor @toddgloria
San Diego District Four Councilmember @cd4monica California Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber @asmakilahweber

Say their names #georgefloyd #breonnataylor #tamirrice #trayvonmartin #ericgarner and so many more. The family of Alfred Olango

Instagram Photos
07/12/2021

Instagram Photos

Justice Forever

Justice Forever
07/12/2021

Justice Forever

Justice Forever

Schedule of Events
07/10/2021

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

07/10/2021

Say Their Names, the nationwide traveling memorial to honor Black lives lost to racial injustice and systemic racism, will be on view in the Museum Park along the M.L. King Promenade in Downtown from July 10-25. The New Children's Museum is partnering with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts to provide hands-on, reflective art experiences for all ages on July 17 and 24, (1-4 PM). Museum admission is not required to view the installation or participate in the related activities. #SanDiegoMuseums #saytheirnamesmemorial

More information:
https://thinkplaycreate.org/event/say-their-names-memorial-collaborative-activities-museum-park/2021-07-17(

06/27/2021
THIS EXHIBIT HONORS INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE DIED AT THE HANDS OF THOSE PERPETRATING INJUSTICE AND SYSTEMATIC RACISMAbout th...
06/22/2021

THIS EXHIBIT HONORS INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE DIED AT THE HANDS OF THOSE PERPETRATING INJUSTICE AND SYSTEMATIC RACISM

About this event:
This grassroots exhibit had its start in Portland, Oregon and is an outgrowth of the protest that took place nationwide in 2020. The informal outcry is now an organization called the “Say Their Names Memorial”. It is the goal of the organization to make sure that we never forget the victims, and that we are able to place a name with a face. In San Diego, our exhibit will also recognize local Civil Rights advocates who have worked to level the playing field. The “Say Their Names” exhibit has been shown in over 25 cities. This is the first exhibition south of Los Angeles County.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The “Say Their Name Memorial” team manages an ongoing, submission driven database that includes names, photographs and biographies of victims. They produce traveling memorials for public exhibition as well as provide support for communities interested in creating grassroots memorials of their own. Their goal is to facilitate conversation around systemic racism, while honoring those whose lives have been taken by it.

A special note of thanks to our sponsors:
City of San Diego
County of San Diego
Clare Rose Foundation, Education Sponsor
New Children’s Museum
San Diego Downtown Partnership
San Diego Gas & Electric
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System - Choose Transit
US Bank
and to...
Artworks San Diego
Chrome Digital, Photo Fine & Art Printing
Jennifer Luce, LUCE et studio
Martha Schwartz
Rackley’s Floral and Gifts
Systems Management Services
The Hilton San Diego Gaslamp is pleased to provide packages for those attending the exhibit. This includes 15% off the best regular price offered per room. In addition, daily exhibit visitors can park at a rate of $8.00 per hour. You must mention the exhibit at the time you check in.
For additional programs associated with this exhibit please go to https://www.sdaamfa.org or https://www.saytheirnamesmemorials.com/
#Cityofsandiego

Jot something down

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/say-their-names-memorial-tickets-158054757033

THIS EXHIBIT HONORS INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE DIED AT THE HANDS OF THOSE PERPETRATING INJUSTICE AND SYSTEMATIC RACISM

About this event:
This grassroots exhibit had its start in Portland, Oregon and is an outgrowth of the protest that took place nationwide in 2020. The informal outcry is now an organization called the “Say Their Names Memorial”. It is the goal of the organization to make sure that we never forget the victims, and that we are able to place a name with a face. In San Diego, our exhibit will also recognize local Civil Rights advocates who have worked to level the playing field. The “Say Their Names” exhibit has been shown in over 25 cities. This is the first exhibition south of Los Angeles County.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The “Say Their Name Memorial” team manages an ongoing, submission driven database that includes names, photographs and biographies of victims. They produce traveling memorials for public exhibition as well as provide support for communities interested in creating grassroots memorials of their own. Their goal is to facilitate conversation around systemic racism, while honoring those whose lives have been taken by it.

A special note of thanks to our sponsors:
City of San Diego
County of San Diego
Clare Rose Foundation, Education Sponsor
New Children’s Museum
San Diego Downtown Partnership
San Diego Gas & Electric
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System - Choose Transit
US Bank
and to...
Artworks San Diego
Chrome Digital, Photo Fine & Art Printing
Jennifer Luce, LUCE et studio
Martha Schwartz
Rackley’s Floral and Gifts
Systems Management Services
The Hilton San Diego Gaslamp is pleased to provide packages for those attending the exhibit. This includes 15% off the best regular price offered per room. In addition, daily exhibit visitors can park at a rate of $8.00 per hour. You must mention the exhibit at the time you check in.
For additional programs associated with this exhibit please go to https://www.sdaamfa.org or https://www.saytheirnamesmemorials.com/
#Cityofsandiego

Jot something down

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/say-their-names-memorial-tickets-158054757033

San Diegos own, Featured artist: Jean Cornwell Wheat
03/19/2021
Jean Cornwell Wheat

San Diegos own, Featured artist: Jean Cornwell Wheat

JEAN CORNWELL WHEAT

Alma Woodsey Thomas was an African-American artist (September 22, 1891- February 24, 1978) and teacher who lived and wor...
03/16/2021
Alma Thomas: The Colorful Work of a 20th-Century Black Female Abstract Artist

Alma Woodsey Thomas was an African-American artist (September 22, 1891- February 24, 1978) and teacher who lived and worked in Washington, D.C., and is now recognized as a major American painter of the 20th century.

“Through color, I have sought to concentrate on beauty and happiness in my painting, rather than on man’s inhumanity to man.”

Address

555 Saturn Blvd. Suite B, #261
San Diego, CA
92154

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts:

Videos

Category

Nearby museums


Comments

Nice review/article about the show.https://splashmags.com/.../02/the-meeting-martin-luther-king Get your tickets for March 5th and 6th Tickets: www.showtix4u.com/event-details/45552
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW OR YOU MAY HAVE TO ARM WRESTLE FOR THEM.!!!Point Loma Playhouse is streaming The Meeting by Jeff Stetson Come eavesdrop on this secret meeting between two legends, Malcolm X and Dr King .www.pointlomaplayhouse.com Tickets: www.showtix4u.com/event-details/45552 Dates of streaming: February 26th thru 28th Tickets: $10 (single) - $25 (group)
Point Loma Playhouse is streaming The Meeting by Jeff Stetson Come eavesdrop on this secret meeting between two legends, Malcolm X and Dr King .www.pointlomaplayhouse.com Tickets: www.showtix4u.com/event-details/45552 Dates of streaming: February 26th thru 28th Tickets: $10 (single) - $25 (group)
Point Loma Playhouse is streaming a one-act play on the last weekend in February.www.pointlomaplayhouse.com Tickets: www.showtix4u.com/event-details/45552 Dates of streaming: February 26th thru 28th Tickets: $10 (single) - $25 (group) The play deals with Malcolm X whose house has just been firebombed. He is not sure if it was done by white racists or his own organization! He is hiding out in a Harlem Hotel and requests a meeting with Dr. King. The two men grapple with the right approach to seek equality. This is a fictional meeting from the imagination of the playwright but many have said they did actually meet at some point. A chance to be the fly on the wall and learn about these two legends. Hope you enjoy it.
Dear America, As we witness Blacks and others taking to the streets to protest the murder of yet another unarmed black man, we must stop to ask ourselves how do we fit into all of this? The San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art (SDAAMFA) is compelled to join this conversation that has gone for too long with no sustained change. Some may ask, how do the arts fit in? For Blacks, art has been the eyes and ears of the movement. Painters, sculptors, musicians, poets, and photographers have historically used their time and talents to document and affect change. This continues in 2020. Today SDAAMFA asks that you join us in the fight for change. Join us as we thank . . . · the peaceful protestors who have taken to America's Streets. · Mr. Kaepernick and others in the NFL for "taking a knee". · the Black Lives Matter movement. · the Civil Rights activists for leading the way. · the artists novelists, poets, musicians as they integrate elements of the struggle in their work · the non blacks who sincerely want to see this nation change it’s narrative. We need . . . · to extend condolences to the hundreds of families who have loss loved ones at the hands of the police. · Americans to listen, so you can learn and acknowledge that we are all human with different levels of privilege. · the police, to listen first, so that they can respect and serve ALL of us! · to continue to protest and support those that do. · to vote for those who demonstrate a true willingness to work for change. · our federal, state and local legislators to be courageous in their leadership as the entire world watches. The San Diego African American Museum is dedicated to work for lasting change in America. We invite you to join us. With optimism, Gaidi Finnie Executive Director, SDAAMFA
POETS WITHOUT BORDERS Featuring Beat Poet Laureate Chris Vannoy, National Slam Poetry Champion Viet Mai, Taco Shop Poetess Jackie Lopez, Izzy Blaze, Yvonne King & Igor Goldkind Will Perform at the Mesa College Gallery Reception for Mario Torero: "Artivismo Loko" Mario Torero is an internationally renowned muralist and a legend of the Chicano community. The title of the exhibition includes a term that Torero coined: “artivism” as the marriage of art and activism. POETS WITHOUT BORDERS is Chris Vannoy, Viet Mai, Yvonne King, Izzy Blaze, Jackie Lopez, Igor Goldkind, a gipsy band of poets inspired by and dedicated to the Artivist vision inspired by artist/muralist Mario Torero. By using both visual and literary arts to promote progressive social change and voice resistance to injustice. POETS WITHOUT BORDERS promotes the higher values of Freedom, Justice, Liberty, Planetary Sustainability and Human Rights. Mainly by actively bringing art back to the public sphere: where we live, where we eat and where we recreate. We also think Poetry is better than prayer because you don’t have to pretend that someone is listening. Mesa College Art Gallery: 619 388-2829 Poets Without Borders: Igor Goldkind 858 349 6429
Black History Presentation @ Malcom X Library 5148 Market St. San Diego, CA 92114
#AFTER7 will in #SanDiego #SouthernCalifornia on SATURDAY April 14 at the San Diego Soul Music Festival. B sure to tag #After7music in your pics & posts! Check out our personal video invite & see who we'll B sharing the stage with: http://bit.ly/A7SDapril14
Greetings SDAAMFA, We would love to speak with you about being apart of our upcoming community event and Gala. [email protected]