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Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) Presents Textural Rhythms Constructing the Jazz Tradition Contemporary African American Quilts

The Museum of the African Diaspora presents Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition, Contemporary African American Quilts on view January 27, 2011 – April 24, 2011.

Textural Rhythms, curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, Founder and Coordinator of The Women of Color Quilters Network unites two of the most well known and popular artistic forms in African American culture, jazz and quilts. The exhibition includes work from some of America’s best known African American quilters, Michael Cummings, Edjohnetta Miller, Tina Brewer, and Jim Smoote as well as quilts by top Bay Area quilters, Marion Coleman and Alice M. Beasley.

Support for the exhibition and accompanying programs was received from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation, The St. Regis San Francisco, and Alliance for California Traditional Arts Agency. MoAD receives ongoing support from the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, foundations, corporations and individuals including its Board of Directors, members and patrons.

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The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is a San Francisco based nonprofit organization that was conceived as a cornerstone of the economic and cultural revitalization of downtown San Francisco. Since it opened in December 2005 MoAD has become an anchor with its neighbors, the San Francisco MoMA, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Zeum, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, in making this dynamic cultural corridor a premier cultural destination.

Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street (at Third)
San Francisco, California 94105
phone: 415.358.7200
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