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.
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Dec. 1, 2010: The California Museum, home of the California Hall of Fame, partnered with Comcast to challenge California high school seniors to tell us how their dream would leave a lasting mark on the state, nation and the world at large.
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Nov. 30, 2010: The California Museum, home of the California Hall of Fame, announced today that the 2010 California Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be broadcast live on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Comcast Hometown Network, digital cable channel 104. Co-hosted by Lisa Ling and Jason Kennedy, this is the first time that the ceremony will be televised live.
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – Nov. 29, 2010: The California Museum, home
of the California Hall of Fame, welcomes Sacramento native and
international journalist Lisa Ling to its Board of Trustees.
Dina Eastwood, Chair of The California Museum’s Board of
Trustees, said, “I look forward to working with Lisa and our
fellow board members as we continue to make The California Museum
a world-class destination showcasing California’s incredible
history, art and culture.”
Sacramento, California (July 29, 2010) — The California Museum is
proud to present in partnership with the Department of Water
Resources Extreme Engineering: The California State Water Project
Past, Present and Future at The California Museum through July
Sacramento, CA — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver today released the names of the 2010 inductees to The California Museum’s California Hall of Fame. In its fifth year, the California Hall of Fame has continued the tradition of honoring legendary people who embody California’s innovative spirit and have made their mark on history.
Sacramento, California — (June 24, 2010) The California Museum is
proud to present The Purse & The Person: A Century of
Women’s Purses, scheduled to open Saturday, July 3, and run
through Sunday, September 26, 2010. This exhibit uses purses and
their contents as a window on the changing roles of women over
the past hundred years – from Edwardian matron to 1980s
Superwoman. Major themes of the 20th century – prosperity,
hardship, war, peace, women’s rights – are clearly visible among
these purses and their contents.
(Sacramento, California) – The California Museum is the perfect
destination for families looking for fun, educational activities
during spring break. The Museum prides itself on creating
interactive historical and cultural programming that speaks to
all California interests, ages and stories. With admission prices
cheaper than a movie ticket, the entire family will have a
memorable and inspiring experience.
(Sacramento, California) – The California Legislative Black
Caucus and The California Museum present African American
Treasures: History and Art from the Collection of Bernard and
Shirley Kinsey in celebration of Black History Month.
Opening February 6, 2010, the exhibit illustrates the African
American experience through various forms of art and historical
objects over several centuries.
(Sacramento, California) — The California Museum presents Under
the Dragon: California’s New Culture, a photography exhibit
vividly depicting California’s hybrid culture in bright colors
and modernized Old World celebrations. The exhibit opens January
30th as the first of many new exhibits at The California Museum
in 2010 geared toward breaking stereotypes and cultural