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Musuem of the African Diaspora: Events Calendar

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  • stephentwatkins
    Great stuff going on at MoAD. (As RPCVs, Americans, it s always enlightening to see how we shape and are shaped by Africa, no?). Check the links:
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      Great stuff going on at MoAD. (As RPCVs, Americans, it's always
      enlightening to see how we shape and are shaped by Africa, no?).

      Check the links:



      Diasporifically yours,
      President, NorCal
      Guinea, 88-91


      Calendar of Events
      March 30, 2006 - Book Signing and Reception
      6:30 – 8:30 MoAD Salon
      Authors Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher. These photographers have
      spent three decades following a dream to record the ancient cultures
      of the 53 countries of Africa. Their most recent books include:
      African Ceremonies, Maasai and African Adorned. Fisher & Beckwith
      will be signing their books and photographic prints. Also available
      will be traditional African jewelry from their recent travels across
      the continent and a specially designed collection of pieces
      featuring ethnic and ancient elements in contemporary design. RSVP
      Online, limited capacity. $8 General Admission, MoAD members Free.

      April 6, 2006 — Opening Night Reception — Looking Both Ways: Art of
      the Contemporary African Diaspora
      5:30–7pm: Private Reception for Artists and MoAD Members
      7–9pm: Exhibit and Reception Open to the Public
      Join MoAD as we celebrate the opening of our second exhibition,
      Looking both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora. Preview
      the exhibition at this special event featuring wine, light
      appetizers, and a fun crowd of MoAD members, guests and visitors.

      Looking Both Ways is an exhibition of works by artists from Africa
      who live and work in western countries, both abroad and in the
      United States. Providing insight into the diaspora from an
      international perspective, these artists are making statements about
      globalism and cultural hybridity, and are transforming our
      definition of African art. Online RSVP available soon, limited

      April 13, 2006 – Paris is Burning (Again)
      10:00am – 4:00pm James Irvine Arts Symposia
      4:30pm – 8:30pm Book Signing and Reception
      Presented by MoAD at MoAD/St. Regis, Conservatory Room
      The first lecture, Paris is Burning (Again), in this series will
      focus on the African francophone world. Two events are planned in
      Paris: the 50th anniversary of the First International Congress of
      Negro Writers and Artists, and the 100th anniversary of the birth of
      poet, first Senegalese president and founder of the
      cultural/artistic movement Negritude, Leopold Sedar Senghor. As a
      participant of the worldwide celebration of Senghor, MoAD has
      identified critic, curator and writer Simon Njami — co-founder and
      chief editor of Revue Noire and curator of the upcoming Bamako 2007:
      African Photography Encounters, a biennial photographic exhibition
      of African photographers — to give the key-note address. Additional
      participants also invited include Emmanuel Dongala, and scholars
      Tyler Stovall, Janet G. Vaillant and Trica Keaton. Dr. Louis Chude-
      Sokei, Associate Professor in Literature at the University of
      California, Santa Cruz also a MoAD Curatorial Advisor is the lead
      scholar working with MoAD staff to plan the conference. For more
      information and to purchase tickets online, click here.

      June 29-October 9, 2006 - Carrie Mae Weems: The Louisiana Project
      One of the commemorative exhibitions that highlighted the
      anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase from France. With this
      exhibition the Newsome Gallery at Tulane University wanted to take a
      critical look at the legacy of Louisiana through the varied cultures—
      Anglo-American, Franco-Caribbean, and African—that were thrown
      together in a new way. One result was the mingling of peoples that
      forged complicated racial and social hierarchies that involved white
      men, their wives, and their "Creole" mistresses. "Class, race and
      sexuality—charged and modern concepts—are the latticework that
      shaped the Louisiana Project."

      September 1, 2006-January 14, 2007 - Beaded Blessings
      One component of the Beaded Prayers Project: a traveling exhibition,
      slide lectures, and hands-on workshops. The exhibition Beaded
      Blessings is comprised of over 4,000 beaded prayers inspired by
      African amulet traditions. Each contributed piece is a sealed beaded
      packet containing the written wishes, hopes, dreams and prayers sent
      in from participants, mainly women, from all over the nation and
      from other countries. The slide lectures include a look at
      accumulative community art projects and cultural traditions as well
      as the discussion of the importance of amulets and beadwork, often
      created by women in communities. The hands-on workshop gives
      instruction on ways to make beaded prayers using beading techniques
      according to the level of the participants. Dr. Sonja Clark who
      developed the project will give a hands-on workshop at MoAD on
      creating the beaded packets.

      September 3, 2006 - Conversation with the Artist
      1:00 -2:30pm MoAD Education Center
      Carrie Mae Weems: The Louisiana Project and Charles Guice, Charles
      Guice Fine Art Photography, Berkeley, CA. Online RSVP available
      soon, limited capacity.

      September 3, 2006 - Lecture & Hands-on-Workshop
      Lecture 1:00pm. Workshop: 2:30pm – 4:00pm. MoAD Education Center
      Discover amulet traditions from the African Diaspora and throughout
      world cultures in a slide lecture by Sonya Clark, director of The
      Beaded Prayers Project. Join a hands-on workshop where participants
      will learn basic beading techniques and have the opportunity to
      create beaded prayers. Open to general public. Online RSVP
      available soon, limited capacity.
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