Based on Susan Snyder’s 2004 book of the same name published by Heyday Books, “Bear In Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly” is a traveling exhibit chronicling the complex history of the state’s most iconic symbol, the grizzly.
Once the most powerful animal in the state’s landscape, the grizzly has been extinct in California since the 1920s but lives on as a steadfast symbol, reflecting the spirit of independence, strength and adaptability the state is world-renowned for. Through artifacts and ephemera on loan from institutions including The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, the exhibit reveals the grizzly’s enduring cultural legacy over the last 200 years that continues to embody California’s ideals in the 21st century.
Produced and toured by Exhibit Envoy, the exhibit was developed in partnership by The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley and Heyday Books, with support from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and Bank of the West.
Featuring the work of Tulare County-based photographer
Matt Black, “Kingdom of Dust: Drought and Decline in the Central
Valley” is a visual exploration of a place seemingly light years
away from the California most of the world sees.
Black’s stark photographs, taken over a period of 20 years,
capture the poverty that long has plagued many Valley towns and
reveal the more recent human costs of the worst drought in the