Posted November 13, 2017 by Editorial Staff in Art+Culture

[PHOTOS] MoAD Afropolitan Ball – Shades of Black (2017)

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Event: Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) Afropolitan Ball 2017 – Shades of Black
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Location: The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
Photos: Drew Altizer Photography

What a Night! A sold-out crowd honored world-renowned contemporary artist, Betye Saar and philanthropist Fred Blackwell CEO San Francisco Foundation. The event’s proceeds will help MoAD continue to create innovative exhibitions, educational experiences and public programs. MoAD is keeping Black Art & Culture in the City!

MoAD Board Chair: L. Wade Rose

MoAD Executive Director: Linda Harrison

Gala Co-Chairs: Monetta White & David Lawrence; Eric F. Reed and Michele Miller Reed
Gala Honorary Chairs: Willie L. Brown Jr., Lloyd Dean

Gala Event Committee: Katie Allen, Dan Bowman, Suzette Clarke, Eddie Collins Coleman, Jill Cowan Davis, Hala Hijazi, Bianca Mallory, Wayne Perry, Narda Skov, Marc Spencer, Celia Tejada, June Williams, Henry Williams, Sonja Johnson Williams

Gala Mistress of Ceremonies: Dana King

Gala Honorees: Betye Saar – Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, Fred Blackwell – Visionary Leader in Philanthropy

Entertainment: Hiplet Ballerinas, Dora Live Band


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