Promotional poster for Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism

Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism is a lot of things. It’s the past, present, and future reimagined through a Black cultural lens. Visionary, spiritual, and generative, it is art, music, literature, and cinema that expresses a just future where Black people and Black ideas thrive. It is fantasy and science fiction that envisions the African Diaspora and Black culture as central in a technically advanced and culturally rich civilization. It is also the ordinary—now— in this very moment and the everyday pleasures that may often be seen as mundane. Afrofuturism is a strategy for Black community building.

Join Oakland Museum of California on a fantastic journey into the heart of this movement with Mothership: Voyage Into Afrofuturism. As the museum reopen their doors after months of shelter-in-place, Mothership offers a powerful reason to gather and celebrate Black imagination. Experience the work of some of the central figures of this cultural phenomena—author Octavia E. Butler, avant-garde jazz musician Sun Ra, and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph, contemporary artworks, a Dora Milaje costume from the film Black Panther, photography, and other historical objects.



3 Dec 2021 - 27 Feb 2022


Pacific Standard Time (PST)
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 3 Dec 2021 - 27 Feb 2022
  • Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Oakland Museum of California


Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA
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