The Dandy Lion Exhibit at MoCADA

Image from Le Coil

Last Thursday my friend Yaa texted me during the day something like, I'm going to the opening of this exhibit at MoCADA and Lecoil is going to be there too. I'm going, you wanna come? It was a crazy busy week at work so I was down for some culture in Brooklyn with other artsy fartsy people. Because I got asked the day of, I didn't have my camera. I so wish I would have had it though. There were lots of picture worthy moments. Oh well. You can see pictures from the event at High Snobette.

The Dandy Lion exhibit, curated by Shantrelle P. Lewis, was a sea of pictures of great looking black men taken by some noted photographers like Jamala Johns of Lecoil and Kwesi Abbensetts just to name a couple. She wanted the exhibit to positively portray black men and redifine black masculine identity. I'd say she accomplished her mission. The images showed black men at their finest and freshest. It was a nice, intimate event with a stylish and chill crowd, great music, eats and wine. We were even entertained by a proud Aberiginy man who played the Doo Ri Doo and got a little history lesson on the instrument.

This was my first time at the MoCADA and I'm seriously considering becoming a member. I luv supporting positive things like this.  If you're in the area, the exhibit is up till August 22nd. Go check it out.

MoCADA: Museum of Cultural African Diaspora Arts
80 Hanson Pl
Brooklyn, NY