California Museum to host “And Still We Rise in 2018” on Sat., May 5th
Remarks by Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s Office, presentations by exhibit artists, free or $5 admission, community quilt project, genealogy, fiber arts pop-up shop & more to celebrate exhibit of quilts exploring 400 years of Black history & social justice
Sacramento, Calif., — April 16, 2018: The California Museum will co-host a day of festivities on Sat., May 5, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. commemorating “And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations,” a national traveling exhibit exploring 400 years of Black history and social justice on quilts handmade by artists in the Women of Color Quilters Network. Featuring free admission for Bank of America cardholders or $5 reduced admission, the event will include remarks by Dennis Mangers of Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s Office and California Museum Executive Director Amanda Meeker and presentations by exhibit artists Rachel D.K. Clark, Dindga McCannon and Patricia Montgomery from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Additional activities scheduled throughout the day include a community quilt project, African American genealogy booth, fiber arts pop-up shop, quilt appraisals and more.
Media are invited to cover the event on Sat., May 5, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
“And Still We Rise in 2018”
1020 O Street (corner of 10th & O Streets), Sacramento
Sat., May 5, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated)
- Free admission for Bank of America cardholders or $5 each to all current exhibits
- Welcome remarks by Office of Mayor Darrell Steinberg‘s Dennis Mangers and California Museum Executive Director Amanda Meeker (11:00 – 11:05 a.m. only)
- Presentations by exhibit artists Rachel D.K. Clark, Dindga McCannon and Patricia Montgomery (11:05 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. only)
- $5 verbal appraisals by American Quilters Society-certified appraiser Lindy Munday
- Greater Sacramento African American Genealogy Society and Sacramento FamilySearch Library booth
- Pop-up fiber arts shop featuring unique handmade items by artists from California and across the U.S.
- Community quilt project led by Sisters Quilting Collective (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. only)
- $3 flat-rate parking in garage located at 1500 10th Street
Downloadable press kit and images available at:
Due to limited cabling opportunities through the Museum’s front doors, wireless backpack units are strongly recommended for live feeds.
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Brenna Hamilton, Communications & Marketing Director, California Museum
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Developed by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi in partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Cincinnati Museum Center, “And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations” explores 400 years of African American history and social justice on 67 story quilts handmade by artists in the Women of Color Quilters Network. Covering topics including civil rights, race relations, immigration and equality, the exhibit inspires reflection on issues challenging Sacramento and America today, inspiring visitors to address them by standing up for their rights and the rights of others. Initially open on Tues., Feb. 6 in observance of Black History Month, “And Still We Rise” continues through Sun., May 27, 2018 at the California Museum as the concluding venue of a five-year national tour.
For downloadable press kit including exhibit and event materials, visit CaliforniaMuseum.org/press-kits/ASWR2018.
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