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February 2016 exhibitions, events and programs at the Crocker Art Museum

Continuing exhibitions Through Feb. 14: “Rain Forest Visions: Amazonian Ceramics from Ecuador, The Melza and Ted Barr Collection” — The Canelos Quichua-speaking people of eastern Ecuador make the finest traditional ceramics to be found in Amazonian South America, a practice deeply embedded in their history, culture and contemporary lives. This exhibition, featuring 100 works from the Melza […]

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Harris Center hosts world premiere of Los Lobos’ latest project

Los Lobos’ popular cover of “La Bamba” reached No. 1 on the
Billboards Hot 100 Chart in 1987. Courtesy photos

Harris Center for the Arts is privileged to offer the premiere performance of Los Lobos’ latest project as it begins its debut national tour. Fiesta Mexico-Americana is celebrated through song, dance, music and film highlighting the many notable achievements and contributions of Mexican-Americans throughout U.S. history in this brand-new multi-media production. It features the multiple […]

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History Museum to debut new exhibit ‘Place and Replace: Making of Old Sacramento’

The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is proud to announce an all-new exhibit titled “Place and Replace: Making of Old Sacramento” will debut at the Sacramento History Museum on Friday, Feb. 5. The pivotal new “Place and Replace” exhibit is designed to illustrate how Sacramento transformed its derelict West End downtown in the 1950s and 1960s to create […]

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California State Fair is a winner with global recognition

The California State Fair has received the coveted International Association of Fairs and Expositions Best Marketing Campaign award for its 2015 Best 17 Days of Summer Campaign. Not only did the California State Fair win among its Division 4 competitors, which includes fairs between 500,000 and 1 million visitors, but it won the top award […]

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Annual juried fine art exhibition of animal artwork returns

“LET IT LOOSE” by Randy Honerlah

“Animal House, The Exhibit,” a popular animal-themed art show, returns to the Sacramento Fine Arts Center a little early this year. Artists Abigail VanCannon, Michele McCormick and Chris Thompson have judged 259 works of art that were submitted for acceptance and notifications have been sent to the 144 artists whose works have been selected. “Animal […]

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Andy Warhol: Portraits coming in March to the Crocker Art Museum

The status symbol of the disco era was the commissioned Warhol portrait. Opening in March 2016 at the Crocker Art Museum, “Andy Warhol: Portraits” features more than 160 works exploring the development of the artist’s iconic portrayal of the famous or wealthy. Included are Polaroids, fashion sketches, photo-booth film strips and more. Visitors will also have […]

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Historic Old Sacramento Foundation now hiring guides

The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation  is now hiring part-time tour guides for its upcoming 2016 season of both the Old Sacramento Underground and Gold Rush Experience tour programs. Candidates interested in leading tour groups, meeting people from all over the world, sharing Sacramento’s fascinating history and working in the dynamic historic district in Old Sacramento […]

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