Reopened Museum of the African Diaspora Gets Raves for Ghanaian Paintings, Also Gets a Grant From the NBA Foundation

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Amore Coboafo’s first museum show, “Soul of Black Folks,” is a toast to the local art scene. In addition, MoAD received a grant from the NBA Foundation to make a cameo appearance in the new Dockers commercial.

Since reopening in late October, the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) has been visited by a large number of people. Now that the new show has begun, the first museum show by the famous Ghanaian painter Amoako Boafo has attracted critics. The museum has received generous grants from the NBA Foundation, giving you a commercial glimpse into the museum during NBA games.

“Amore Cobo Afo: Soul of Black Forks” is on display until February 27th. Chronicles said in a review: To enter the gallery, you need to be surrounded by the image of black people and the history of oppression that are free to exist outside the white line of sight. ”

Also on display is Johannesburg-based tapestry artist Billy Zangeva’s “Threads for the Web” until February 27th. A jewel-like scene and a person with an ultra-modern sound. “

In other great news, MoAD was just one of the recipients of a $ 11 million grant from the NBA Foundation. According to the release, “The Grant is a paid summer program for young people in the Bay Area who work with black art experts to explore the diaspora’s personal story through digital photography and podcasting. We support the museum’s diaspora story project. ”

Yes, MoAD is behind a new Dockers commercial featuring Ghanaian-American art curator and critic Larry Osei Mensa. Yes, it’s a commercial for business casual pants. But it’s cool that they put art critics in apparel commercials, and MoAD is one of the few nice spots in San Francisco in the background.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a Kwanzaa celebration, MoAD’s 16th San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration: Live Poetry Reading will be held at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse on Sunday, December 26, 2021 from 3 pm to 4:30 pm It is an outdoor event to be held.

Related: SF’s African Diaspora Museum will reopen next week, renewing its gallery space and featuring new exhibits. [SFist]

Image: @PeripateticMe Via Twitter

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