In addition to the Museum’s signature exhibits, the Museum produces 6-7 short-term exhibits highlighting people, places and stories not commonly known. Short-term exhibits currently on display include:
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the California Legislative Black Caucus for Black History Month, this all new exhibit highlights California’s place at the forefront of African American political participation.
Highlights include photographs, art, artifacts and ephemera chronicling the Caucus’ notable members, activities and accomplishments, and its leadership role in the state’s civil rights history.
“Kokoro: The Story of Sacramento’s Lost Japantown” is an all new exhibit surveying the experience of local Japanese Americans in the early 20th century.
Featuring rare family photographs drawn from the personal collections of community members never before publicly displayed, the exhibit documents the memories at the heart of a once-thriving downtown community devastated first by forced removal during WWII and again by redevelopment in the 1950s.
Organized by the Skirball Cultural Center in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, “Light & Noir: Exiles & Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933-1950″ highlights the history of émigrés in the American film industry who fled Europe as refugees of Nazi persecution and their legacy in American cinema and culture through achievements in the film noir genre and classic films, such as “Casablanca” (1942), “Double Indemnity” (1944), “Mildred Pierce” (1945), “Sunset Boulevard” (1950) and more.