San Leandro Library to Visit the Museum of the African Diaspora

The San Leandro Public Library is offering a visit to the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in the heart of the Yerba Buena Cultural District in San Francisco on Saturday, March 9. A guided tour of the museum will include MoAD’s new temporary exhibit of The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect. The Kinsey Collection is presented as part of MoAD’s Collector Series. It is one of the largest private collections of African American artifacts, documents and artwork in the United States. The exhibit offers an inspirational journey through five centuries of African American history, culture and heritage. The museum’s permanent exhibits are designed to tell the story of the origins, migration, adaptation and transformation of the cultures, cultural beliefs and practices of African descendants through seven displays: The Origins of the African Diaspora; Celebrations: Ritual and Ceremony; Music of the Diaspora; Culinary Traditions; Adornment; Slavery Passages; and the Freedom Theater. those who attend the museum visit will be able to explore the Yerba Buena district, try one of the many special eateries and visit museums in the surrounding area. Tickets are $25 per person and available for purchase at the Main Library Information Desk on a first come, first served basis. The bus will leave the San Leandro Main Library at 300 Estudillo Ave. at 10 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Addie Silviera or Mary Beth Barloga at (510) 577-3991 or email asilveira@sanleandro.org.
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