A journey through life, love and death, Arte y Almas: Día de Los Muertos 2017 (Art & Souls: Day of the Dead 2017) features contemporary installations by artists’ collectives Sonrisa de la Muerte and Lapiztola from Mexico and California artists Luis Campos-Garcia and Oscar Magallanes.
“Passion & Perseverance: A Year at Encina” is an all new exhibit highlighting stories of dedicated teachers in a low-income school and their students, whose resilience and ability cannot be measured by test scores.
Based on the yearlong series produced by Capital Public Radio, the exhibit explores what the school’s history reveals about California itself, tackling issues of equity, immigration and stigma as well as the meaning of community and family.
Launching on Aug. 26, 2017, the Unity Center at the California Museum celebrates the state’s diverse people, customs and cultures.
Initiated in 1999 in response to a series of Northern California hate crimes, the Center’s interactive multimedia exhibits highlight leaders in the state’s rich civil rights history and encourage visitors to find common ground while embracing their own individuality.
The Center’s first installation, We Are All Californians: Stories of Modern Immigration, opened in 2015. Currently under development, the rest of the Center will feature interactive exhibits exploring significant chapters of California’s rich civil rights history, along with a state-of-the-art classroom.
Through advocacy tools and engaging educational programs, visitors are empowered to be Unity Activists, exercising their rights and standing up for the rights of others – regardless of belief, background, identity or gender.