Sunday, February 3, 2013


January 24, 2013

Black Swan with The Jetta Martin Dance Company
Saturday, Feb 2, 2013
Bay Area artist Jetta Martin is excited to return to MoAD and present her choreographic exploration, Black Swan. Collaborating with two other classically trained dancers, they will explore the politics and practice of dance that has resulted in a scarcity of black ballerinas. Through a performance followed by a panel discussion, these three dancers will investigate and embody the reality of the "black swan."  [more]
What's your beat?
Sunday, Feb 3, 2013
In What's Your Beat? Rhythm and Prose Science and Celebration in Music & Instrument Making from Re-Purposed Materials we will make interdisciplinary connections between celebrations, recycling, and the science of sound.This workshop is designed for teachers of K-5th Grade, but any educator is welcome to attend.  [more]
Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party with Waldo Martin, Joshua Bloom and Ula Taylor
Sunday, Feb 3, 2013
A conversation with authors Waldo E. Martin, Jr. andJoshua Bloom moderated by Ula TaylorBlack Against Empire is the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the history and politics of the Black Panther Party. The authors analyze key political questions, such as why so many young black people across the country risked their lives for the revolution, why the Party grew most rapidly during the height of repression, and why allies abandoned the Party at its peak of influence.  [more]
White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books
Thursday, Feb 7, 2013
A film screening and discussion with Director Johnathan GaylesWhite Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books critically examines the earliest representations (1965-1977) of Black masculinity in comic books and the troubling influence of race on these representations. Thinking critically about the manner in which Black men were first portrayed in hero serials provides insight into broader societal conceptions of the Black man as character, archetype and symbol.  [more]
An Afternoon of Art and Legacy with The Kinsey's
Saturday, Feb 9, 2013
Bernard and and Shirley Kinsey have explored and celebrated their African American heritage by collecting items of historical and cultural significance throughout their more than 40 year marriage. The Kinsey Collection, opening at MoAD on Friday, February 8, spans nearly four centuries and documents the hardships and triumphs of the African American experience. This special lecture will take place in the St. Regis hotel. A book signing and guided tour will follow at the museum.  [more]
ScholarShare presents
MUSEUM FREE DAY - Celebrating Black History Month
Sunday, Feb 10, 2013
Join us for a day of free admission at MoAD. The day's programming includes:
Martin's Dream with Dr. Clayborne Carson
Clayborne Carson will talk about his recently-published book,Martin's Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., a memoir about his transition from being a teenage participant in the March on Washington to becoming the editor of King's papers.
Rebel Dance, Renegade Stance with Dr. Umi Vaughan and DJ Walt Digz
Local author and professor Umi Vaughan will present a lecture and signing of his new book about contemporary dance music in Cuba entitled Rebel Dance, Renegade Stance: Timba Music and Black Identity in Cuba.  [more]

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