A museum centered on Art + Education + Social Justice through the lens of Africa + the diaspora


Curated by: AIS Students + Teaching Artists Kimberly Becoat (collaging and painting) and Olaronke Akinmowo (Creative Writing)

Location: Virtual (scroll down to view)

Made possible thanks to the generous contributions of:



The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) presents” I AM,” a youth virtual exhibition featuring works made by students from  PS 375 – Jackie Robinson School and PS 316 Elijah Stroud School of Excellence.


As part of the 2021 season of MoCADA’s Artists in Schools program, which was led by teaching artists Kimberly Becoat (collaging and painting) and Olaronke Akinmowo (Creative Writing), students explored arts and culture through the lens of the African diaspora over a 20-week period. This year’s theme was inspired by Afrofuturism, our dreams for the future of our cities and how we preserve and share our stories. Simply said, this exhibition enables our collective ability to create in the present moment while manifesting a future from our brilliant imaginations.


To find out about other MoCADA youth programs, click here.


Bua-Lienh C. + Hasida G. + Jordan B. + Rebecca E. + Soraya T. + Victoria R. + Violet R.


With many thanks to School Coordinators, Aides, Teachers, and Administration including:

  • Elijah Stroud: Karen Weekes and Principal Olga Maluf   
  • Jackie Robinson: Robin Graham, Assistant Principal Jelani Miller, Assistant Principal Hebatalla Mostafa, and Principal Mecca Geters


Featured art above is by student Bua-Lienh C.



MoCADA is committed to giving wings to artists by bringing dynamic, contemporary African art to a broad audience through a series of highly visible artists’ projects, new commissions, installations, and exhibitions in public spaces, like this virtual gallery. Your support goes in a long way in helping MoCADA create exhibitions and other special programs that benefit the community. Click GiveMo to give a gift today. 

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