Opening Party & Reception - "Decoding Identity: I do it for my people" at MoAD (Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco) - Friday, January 23rd from 6:30-10:30 pm. DJ, drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and mingling with the artists and curators!

AFTERPARTY: 10:30 pm - 2:00 am at the W Hotel (181 Third St.) Special pricing on a MoAD cocktail ALL night!

Who: Featuring: 20 locally and internationally known artists

Description of the exhibition:

Forging a personal identity gives rise to a unique voice that transcends stereotypical barriers. The works of 20 diverse artists challenge cultural and ethnic prejudices and question issues of religion, sexuality, race, and gender. Ultimately, Decoding Identity heals the dynamic tension between individual and collective identities. MoAD Members Free. General Admission $10.

Includes works by: Lorraine Bonner, Ed and Linda Calhoun, Christopher Carter, Lalla Essaydi, John Yoyogi Fortes, Chaz Guest, David Huffman, Clint Imboden, Stephanie Anne Johnson, Annette Lawrence, Kelly Marshall, Wardell Milan, Ramekon O’Arwisters, Adrienne Pao, Jefferson Pinder, Dario Posada, Danny Ramirez, Manuel Rios, Blue Wade, and David Yun

About the Museum of the African Diaspora: The mission of the Museum of the African Diaspora is to connect all people through the art, history, and culture of the African Diaspora. Through public programs and exhibitions, MoAD invites you to share in the celebration of our common heritage. MoAD opened in December of 2005 in the heart of San Francisco’s arts district.

image credit: MoAD and with our regrets, unknown

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