Posted November 23, 2015 by Editorial Staff in 2015

[PHOTOS] MoAD 10th Anniversary Gala Celebration

2015 MoAD Gala: Finding the I in Diaspora
2015 MoAD Gala: Finding the I in Diaspora

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Event: Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) 10th Anniversary Gala Celebration
Pictured: San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed, MoAD Executive Director Linda Harrison, San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Location: MoAD / St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco
Photos: Drew Altizer Photography

Haute Living
Among the many dignitaries were former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, City Administrator Naomi Kelly, Supervisors London Breed, Malia Cohen, Jane Kim and Scott Weiner, as well as Dignity Health President/CEO Lloyd Dean and Chef Bryant Terry. Honorees included actress, activist and artist CCH Pounder, philanthropists Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, Ph.D., James Lowell Gibbs, Ph.D., Peggy Woodford Forbes, Harry Bremond and artist Mickalene ThomasRead more>>

Red Carpet Bay Area
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) celebrated its 10th anniversary with a gala and benefit event at the museum and San Francisco’s St. Regis Hotel on October 10, 2015. Honorees included Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, James Lowell Gibbs, Peggy Woodford Forbes and Harry Bremond for their faithful support of MoAD during its first ten years. Also honored, Guyanese-born CCH Pounder, a founding member of Artists for a New South Africa, and contemporary artist Mickalene Thomas. The evening featured performances from Zeke Nealy and Papa Konbit, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue Read more>>

San Francisco Chronicle
The 10th anniversary of the Museum of the African Diaspora was celebrated with a cheer and an I-will-survive “whew!” at a “Finding the I in Diaspora” gala Saturday night at the museum and the St. Regis Hotel. Ten’s a round number, but the peppy mood of the event reflected another number: MoAD 2.0 is museum director Linda Harrison’s ongoing re-energizing of the institution with provocative exhibits, a focus on youngsters and affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution.  Read more>>

SF Weekly
San Francisco Supervisors London Breed, Malia Cohen, Scott Wiener and Jane Kim, artist Mickalene Thomas, and actress C.C.H. Pounder were among those who showed up for Champagne, dancing, dinner, and art at The Museum of the African Diaspora’s gala celebrating its 10th anniversary, with the theme, Finding the I in Diaspora.  Read more>>

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