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Indoor spaces offering public programs & galleries on Governors Island require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with the Key to NYC Executive Order. Click here to review all health & safety protocols prior to your visit.

Indoor spaces offering public programs & galleries on Governors Island require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with the Key to NYC Executive Order. Click here to review all health & safety protocols prior to your visit.

Through Oct 31
Sunday 12:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Hours
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Building 7A

Since 1999, The Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary African Dias­po­ri­an Arts (MoCA­DA) has used art as a vehi­cle for the lib­er­a­tion and cel­e­bra­tion of the African Dias­po­ra through com­mu­ni­ty con­ver­sa­tions, cre­ative expres­sion, inter­ac­tive learn­ing, and cul­tur­al preser­va­tion. We ampli­fy voic­es that are cen­tral to the uplift­ment of Black lives and we advo­cate for equi­ty and access on every level.

Twen­ty years lat­er, our mis­sion has grown through three pro­gram­mat­ic arms – Exhi­bi­tions, Edu­ca­tion, and Com­mu­ni­ty – that use the visu­al arts as a point of explo­ration through the cul­tur­al expe­ri­ences of Black peo­ple world­wide. Through new artis­tic pro­duc­tions across a vari­ety of dis­ci­plines, we cre­ate unique expe­ri­ences that expand beyond the tra­di­tion­al muse­um” con­cept to incite dia­logue on press­ing sociopo­lit­i­cal issues fac­ing the African Dias­po­ra and enable social jus­tice. Not only is MoCA­DA a dynam­ic, safe space that bal­ances the inequal­i­ty of access and rep­re­sen­ta­tion, MoCA­DA is a crit­i­cal tool for engag­ing peo­ple across social divides and regions, while wel­com­ing those who are sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly left out.

MoCA­DA explores curat­ed spaces out­side of Brook­lyn includ­ing Gov­er­nors Island to help illu­mi­nate sto­ries of where the his­to­ries and futures of African Dias­po­ran Art con­nect, in con­nec­tion to themes of social jus­tice to uplift mar­gin­al­ized communities.

Join MoCA­DA House on Gov­er­nors Island for an expand­ed cal­en­dar of out­door events that uplift mind, body, soul, and cul­ture for all ages.

Getting to Nolan Park
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Through Oct 31
Sunday
12:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Building 7A