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.
Learning opportunities extend far beyond the classroom. But schools are finding it more and more difficult to bring students to museums and cultural organizations. Thanks to a generous grant from Target’s “Think Outside the Classroom” program, The California Museum is pleased to offer funding for qualifying schools, helping to fulfill our mission to provide children unique, firsthand learning experiences and educational tools that bring California’s history, arts and culture alive.