“Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos” organized by the Smithsonian Institution launches national tour at the California Museum on Sat., Mar. 9
Media invited to cover press preview tour with Huerta, followed by a discussion with Huerta and California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom featured in grand opening festivities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Press release

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — Mar. 1, 2019: The traveling exhibition “Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos,” organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), will debut to the public on Sat., Mar. 9, 2019 at the California Museum, launching a five-year national tour. Inspired by “One Life: Dolores Huerta” at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the new bilingual exhibition explores the legendary Latina activist’s life and legacy through reproductions of historic photographs, a smartphone audio tour app and a documentary video.

The Museum’s inaugural installation will include a supplemental display of artifacts further illustrating Huerta’s achievements and the history of the farm workers’ movement in California. Highlights include rarely-seen items from Huerta’s personal collection, including her Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded in 2012 by President Barack Obama, along with original posters designed by the Sacramento-based Royal Chicano Air Force art collective on loan from Sacramento State. Additionally, visitors may participate in gallery-based educational activities including posting their commitment to improving their community and exploring a short-handled hoe, weighted produce crates and other objects representing significant events in Huerta’s life on a discovery cart.

To commemorate the opening of the exhibition, the Museum will host grand opening festivities from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Highlights include a discussion with Huerta and California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and a curator presentation by the Smithsonian’s Dr. Taína Caragol, plus a screening of the award-winning documentary “Dolores” (2017), reduced $5 general admission, complimentary hands-on civic engagement activities and a protest-themed selfie station.

Credentialed media are invited cover a press preview tour with Huerta and the Smithsonian’s Dr. Taína Caragol on Sat., Mar. 9 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., followed by Huerta in discussion with California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and a curator presentation by Dr. Taína Caragol from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Due to space and safety restrictions in the Museum’s auditorium, coverage of discussion and curator presentation are limited to a maximum of 20 attending media each.

For more press materials, download the press kit at http://www.californiamuseum.org/press-kits/dolores-huerta.

WHEN:         Sat., Mar. 9, 2019

8:15 a.m.: Media Check-in

8:30-9:30 a.m.:  Exhibition Press Tour with Dolores Huerta, Smithsonian curator Dr. Taína Caragol, SITES Project Director María del Carmen Cossu and California Museum Executive Director Amanda Meeker

10:30-11:30 a.m.: Dolores Huerta and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom In Discussion
Coverage limited to a maximum of 20 attending media. See page 2 for details.

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Curator presentation by the Smithsonian’s Dr. Taína Caragol
Coverage limited to a maximum of 20 attending media. See page 2 for details.

WHERE:      California Museum, located at 1020 O St (corner of 10th and O Streets),
                  Sacramento, Calif.

CREDENTIALS: Requests for credentials will be accepted via email to bhamilton@californiamuseum.org through at 5:00 p.m. on Fri., Mar. 8, 2019. Due to security and space restrictions, requests received after 5:00 p.m. on Fri., Mar. 8 may not be granted. Please email bhamilton@californiamuseum.org for assistance.

  • TV outlets must tape segments or use wireless equipment due to cabling limitations in the facility.
  • Freelance journalists must have an assignment editor request credential as proof of assignment.
  • Permits for news truck parking available on a first-come, first-served basis with credential request.
  • Sorry, Internet and electricity will not be available. Please bring charged, self-contained equipment.

LIVE WEBCASTS: The Museum will live stream the discussion with Dolores Huerta and California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the curator presentation by the Smithsonian’s Dr. Taína Caragol from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. via YouTube.

ABOUT CALIFORNIA MUSEUM:

The California Museum educates visitors on California’s diverse history, arts, culture and unique influence on the world. Through interactive exhibits and engaging programs, the Museum inspires visitors to make their mark on history. Learn more at http://www.californiamuseum.org.  
 

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