Thursday, December 15th from 5-8pm the Cartoon Art Museum is proud to partner with the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) for an evening of storytelling through places as seen in the current exhibit Where is Here through making Where is Here Place Cards.
Attendees will be offered the chance to start a new place card where they write or draw about somewhere that is memorable to them. Attendees can also complete a place card that is already started by drawing the location described or writing a fictional paragraph about a place that has been drawn. Local artists invited by the Cartoon Art Museum and Black Comix Arts Festival will be present to assist in completing cards throughout the night. Place cards will be on display to explore throughout the evening.
The exhibit on display, Where Is Here, curated by Jacqueline Francis and Kathy Zarur, evokes the real and conceptual space through which we travel. The exhibition presents the works of contemporary artists who are developing personal and engaged visual and musical systems to claim, make, and describe space. The imagery is both straightforward and poetic.
The evening includes Free Admission to MoAD’s exhibitions, including Where is Here, Urban Africa: David Adjaye's Photographic Survey, Matter of Fact: Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Emerging Artist Program: Nyame Brown – Classroom in Nevérÿon.
MoAD will also have wristbands or stickers available for special Third Thursday all-night happy hours at participating bars and restaurants.
About the Cartoon Art Museum
Founded in 1984, the Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms to benefit historians, cartoonists, journalists, artists, collectors and the general public.
Location: MoAD, 685 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
About Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is an arts and cultural institution dedicated to preserving the stories of our common African heritage and sharing those stories with audiences from around the world. Situated in the heart of the Yerba Buena Arts District in San Francisco, MoAD is actively engaged in building a community that inspires, educates and connects people of all ages and backgrounds. MoAD invites everyone to engage in the cultural expression of the African Diaspora through contemporary art. To learn more and to support MoAD, visit www.moadsf.org.
About the Black Comix Arts Fest
The Black Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) celebrates African Americans’ creativity in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture in which we participate. The two-day event includes a grand expo, kids activities, film screenings, panels and conversations, cosplay events and much more. A partnership with the San Francisco Public Library, BCAF is a festival of the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation and is part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations in San Francisco.
About Third Thursdays
The third Thursday of each month in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood will be a monthly outing full of arts, food, and drink! Wander the blocks around Yerba Buena Gardens to soak in art and music.
More at thirdthursdaysf.wordpress.com