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Museum of the African Diaspora

685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105-4126
+1 415-358-7200
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My favorite museum

I love the MoAD. It is a museum where I truly feel I can access my own history. The environment is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Besia F
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Not Much

Maybe the exhibits during my visit weren’t the best. There was so much potential in the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Orlando, Florida
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685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105-4126
685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105-4126
+1 415-358-7200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the MoAD. It is a museum where I truly feel I can access my own history. The environment is so welcoming and everyone who works there is incredibly sweet. It’s a museum you could easily see in one day, but there is more...More

Thank Besia F
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Maybe the exhibits during my visit weren’t the best. There was so much potential in the beautiful building, but it was mostly projected videos with sparse explanations. I️ could have walked through the place in 15-30 minutes. Instead, I️ kept trying to figure out when...More

Thank TravelinTeresa84
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit this museum rather than the adjoining San Francisco of Modern Art because we wanted to learn about the African American Diaspora rather than try to understand modern art. We should have gone to the SFMOMA because at least we would have...More

Thank adrianbaker2016
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

For an inexpensive entry fee one can spend hours in this two story small museum, reliving artists and musicians and events from 1967. Especially if you are a "Boomer" you will enjoy this exhibit and museum. If you are not, it's a piece of American...More

Thank Gaye33446
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We were in this museum before, it was dark and not so interesting. Went back after remodeling, and what a difference! They have 3 current exhibits with variety of art for probably every taste. For locals - you can get free tickets through library, print...More

Thank ImaMY
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We had about an hour open to visit a museum before dinner, and this one was perfect. I really like this museum. They have multiple exhibits on three floors, ranging from contemplative and abstract to confrontation and challenging. I'm impressed by the curation.

Thank NE_AK_CA
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This museum is so calming. The exhibits are beautiful and intriguing. I went once alone and once with friends and each time I learned something new. They also have a great gift shop with gifts for adults and children.

Thank Quills G
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I came in knowing it was a smaller space compared to the larger museums in San Francisco. With that said, I was mentally prepared to spend more time on all of the pieces there. I really enjoyed taking the time to observe the level of...More

Thank Alex D
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We're members and come here from time to time. It's an interesting concept, art and history of Africans scattered around the globe. Temporary expos are good. Good gift shop.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This museum is tiny. I really expected more about African Americans in the US and other parts of the former new World. Interesting paintings depicting African royal family. Best and perhaps only truly worthy exhibit was the short film about African architect who designed the...More

Thank MeSoko
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