Posted November 1, 2016 by Editorial Staff in Art+Culture

[PHOTOS] The “Afropolitan Ball and After Party” – Celebrating MoAD’s 11th Anniversary (2016)

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MoAD Afropolitan Ball 2016
Event: Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) 11th Anniversary Gala Celebration
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Location: SFMOMA, San Francisco
Photos: Drew Altizer Photography, Attendee Submissions

Some came for the ball, some came for the after party and all came to honor and celebrate with some of art and culture’s best and brightest contributors.

MoAD Board Chair: L. Wade Rose

MoAD Executive Director: Linda Harrison

Gala Co-Chairs: Willie L. Brown, Jr., Lloyd Dean
Gala Honorary Chairs: Kofi Bonner, Gladys Moore

Gala Event Committee: Kofi Bonner, Steve Bowdry, Denise Bradley-Tyson, Kimberly Brandon, Ray Jones, Yvette Radford, Julius Robinson, L. Wade Rose, Timothy A. Simon, Rick Swig, Monetta White, June Williams, Brenda Wright

Gala Master & Mistress of Ceremonies: Lloyd Dean, Freda Payne

Gala Honorees: Dede Wilsey – Arts Philanthropist, David Adjaye – Visionary of Design

After Party Entertainment: Doug E. Fresh

MoAD’s Afropolitan Ball honors heroes | Catherine Bigelow, San Francisco Chronicle
Ticket demand for the Museum of the African Diaspora’s Oct. 23 Afropolitan Ball was so off the hook that the party was moved around the corner to the expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

And now, at the dawn of its second decade, MoAD Executive Director Linda Harrison reminded revelers that MoAD is not just a “black museum for black people.”

“We are a museum for all people: for Afro Cuban, Afro British, Afro Mexican, Afro Jewish and for all those who love us,” she declared. “That is our tapestry.”

That tapestry’s many-hued skeins of thread were reflected not only in exquisite native African ensembles worn by many glam guests but also by the fete’s honorees: arts philanthropist Dede Wilsey and Ghanaian British architect David Adjaye, both of whom, coincidentally, were raised by international diplomat fathers. Read more>>

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