The most exciting exhibit I’ve seen this year is at¬†MoAD, Museum of the African Diaspora.¬†Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold¬†will run through August 11.¬†
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Though I approach anything subtitled ‚ÄúA Post-Colonial Paradox‚Äù gingerly, in this case I should have let my guard down. It‚Äôs not doctrinaire, not a visual polemic ‚Äî the show is filled with real art; some of it, extraordinary art.¬†
Visually, it‚Äôs a treat for the eyes; thematically, a challenge to the mind. And while it ‚Äúlooks at¬†the legacy of European colonialism in the Caribbean through the work of 10 contemporary artists,‚Äù it does so through colorful, creative art, not a hit on the head with a sledge hammer.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† For your readers visiting San Francisco, I recommend starting at MoAD, then bouncing to its two neighbors, SFMOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the CJM, Contemporary Jewish Museum. That‚Äôs one full, art-filled day.