MoCADA – Non-Profit Spotlight

What is your mission?
The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) uses the visual arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines. Through exhibitions and programming, MoCADA incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora, and fosters a dynamic space for the creation and continuous evolution of culture.

What makes your organization so unique in the non-profit space?
As a non-profit organization, MoCADA’s commitment to breaking down the barriers to art creation and appreciation in the African Diaspora make us unique. We pride ourselves on being more that what is thought of as the “traditional museum”, expanding far beyond our walls with our programmatic and exhibition efforts. Our mission to build community through art is ingrained in each staff member, program, and exhibition, and it is our goal to make the cultural history and expression of the diaspora accessible to all.

What is your organization up to at the moment & how can CUP Members be involved?
Recently three new exhibitions opened at the museum: Dis place, a group show featuring sculpture, photography, installation, and video in the Main Gallery, Selections from Revelations, a photography series by Kudzanai Chiurai on view in the Extended Gallery, and HOW TO SUFFER POLITELY (And Other Etiquette), a print series by Kameelah Janan Rasheed, on view in the Window Gallery. Each show will be on display until January 17, 2016 and we invite all CUP Members to attend. Check out for a full listing of exhibiton-related performances, discussions, and other events.