SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Nov. 14, 2011: The California Museum, home of the California Hall of Fame, announced that Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Museum Board of Trustees member Lisa Ling will co-emcee the 2011 California Hall of Fame on December 8th. The two Sacramento natives were selected to welcome local residents, who can attend the newly expanded induction ceremony at Memorial Auditorium by becoming California Hall of Fame level members of The California Museum.
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. —– Oct. 10, 2011: The California Museum is
pleased to welcome new Executive Director Dori Dennis Moorehead.
Formerly serving as Director of Development for the University of
the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, Ms. Moorehead recently
helped to complete a $10 million capital campaign, which resulted
in the creation of a new legal studies center dedicated by U.S.
Supreme Court Justice Kennedy on Sept. 18, 2011.
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — Sept. 9, 2011: The 2011 California Hall of Fame inductees, as selected by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and First Lady Anne Brown, were announced today by The California Museum and Comcast, continuing the rich tradition of honoring legendary people who embody California’s innovative spirit. The inductees of the sixth annual event all have made distinct marks on history.
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Sept. 8, 2011: The California Museum announces the fourth annual California Hall of Fame-inspired Dreamers Challenge Scholarship today, which will award two 2012 graduating high school seniors with a $5,000 scholarship each underwritten by Comcast.
What is the California Hall of Fame Dreamers Challenge?
The California Museum’s California Hall of Fame Dreamers
Challenge, created in 2008, asks high school seniors to describe
how their dreams will change the world. Their inspiration and
goals can be as diverse as the Golden State, and illustrated in a
medium that reflects how their dream will be completed through
art, prose, music, digital presentations, poetry or whatever
medium suits the student’s strengths — the possibilities are
endless, the options are diverse and the sky’s the limit like the
Additional artifacts commemorating the 100th anniversary of the
discovery of Ishi will be installed on Monday, August 29, 2011,
in The California Museum’s exhibition, “California Indians:
Making A Difference.”
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Mas Chisme de la
Cultura/Spinning Cultural Stories features the original artwork
of the Sacramento-based Chicana collective Co-Madres Artistas.
The artists – Irma Barbosa, Carmel Castillo, Mareia de Socorro,
Laura Llano and Helen Villa – have been leaders in the Chicana
art movement for the past twenty years. Over 20 of their bright
and engaging paintings speaking to themes of Latina pride,
feminism and community activism will be exhibited in the Maria
Shriver Gallery through Sunday, November 13, 2011.