10. Fort Greene is the home of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art in Fort Greene

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) displays exhibitions and hosts community programming and educational initiatives centered on social justice. The museum fosters dialogue on social and political issues facing the African Diaspora, allowing for the continuous evolution of culture. The museum was founded in 1999 by Laurie Angela Cumbo in a brownstone in Bedford-Stuyvesant, inspired by her graduate thesis at New York University, which discussed the feasibility of an African diaspora museum contributing to the revitalization of central Brooklyn.

The museum has featured the works of Nigerian artist Dennis Osadebe, including an interactive game called “Playful Rebellion” that explores the foundational themes of history, innovation, heritage; a pop-up mural by multidisciplinary artist Helina Metaferia exploring the power and resiliency of Black women; and a retrospective featuring Nigerian artist Ndidi Emefiele.