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'The Buses Are Coming' Exhibition

Courtesy of San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art
Detail of a photograph depicting the Freedom Riders, from the National Archives.
Every week from June 17, 2022 until September 7, 2022.
Sunday: 12 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday: 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday: 12 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday: 12 PM - 10 PM
Saturday: 12 PM - 10 PM
Opening reception: Friday, Jun. 17, 5-9 p.m.

"The Buses Are Coming" is an exhibition from the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art, held at Quartyard. The outdoor exhibit is on view Friday Jun. 17 through Sept. 7, 2022, featuring photography, video, sound, interviews, even augmented reality about the Freedom Riders during the Civil Rights Movement.

Opening reception is Friday, Jun. 17 from 5-9 p.m.

From the organizers:
The San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art invites you to join us for the national opening and programming activities events celebrating the photographic exhibit “The Buses Are Coming.”

The exhibit and all events take place at the Quartyard. Consider riding the San Diego Trolley to the events (Park and Market Station).

Related events:
Friday, June 17, 2022, 5-9 p.m.
Opening Night, for "The Buses Are Coming" exhibit. Event will include live performances by the Scan-Harbor Elite Youth Ensemble, from NYC and a performance of the Freedom Rider's Musical, by San Diego based creatives Richard Allen, and Taran Gray.

Thursday, July 21 & Friday, July 22, 2022, 2-9 p.m.
SDAAMFA is pleased to collaborate with Lawanna Richardson, Founder of Afrofuturism Lounge to bring the Afrofuturism lounge, "Freedom Riders for the Future" to The Quartyard.
Admission: Please register to attend at

Friday, August 5, 2022, 4-7 p.m.
Get an early start to the weekend. SDAAMFA invites you to a music infused Happy Hour (No-host bar) with four of San Diego's favorite DJ's; Brian Matthews, DJ Artistic, DJ Kandu, and DJ Kool T.

Sunday, August 28, 2022, 4-5:30 p.m.
Yolanda Franklin, Executive Artistic Director of Common Ground Theatre presents "A Poetic Tribute to the Freedom Riders. Come and experience the works of Nikki Giovanni, Gwendolyn Brooks, Amiri Baraka, and others.

Thursday, September 1, 2022, 5-7:30 p.m.
Bring a friend to the exhibit and enjoy one of San Diego's favorite smooth jazz guitarist, Elliot Lawrence.

Related links:
San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art on Instagram
Quartyard on Instagram

Event Supported By

San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art


1301 Market Street
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 432-5303

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.