Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts

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MoCADA, or the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, is a museum of contemporary art in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It is the first museum of its kind to be opened in New York. MoCADA’s mission is to rediscover valuable African cultural traditions that were lost through colonization and the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade and to foster a dynamic space for the creation of the continuous evolution of culture.

MoCADA believes that the concept of the museum exists within its people and it is the museum’s goal to serve as a conduit for African Diaspora forms of expression ranging from the visual and performing arts to film and television with the goal of requisitioning the continent of Africa and its people in both a foundational and central role in world development. Since the museum’s inception, MoCADA has placed primary emphasis on reaching under-served communities through on-site as well as out-of-doors programming.

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