Celebrate Museum Day at Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum

sojourner museum 2SACRAMENTO – The Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum invites you join them as they participate in the 2013 Sacramento Museum Day Celebration on Saturday, February 2.

On Sacramento Museum Day, in its 15th years, area museums will offer free or half-priced admission, to encourage the community to experience the Capital City’s incredible wealth of art, history, science and wildlife – at little or no cost.

Festivities at the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum in South Sacramento, are scheduled to rum 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Greatness: A Celebration And Legacy Of Black History.” The theme will be highlighted through six exhibits.

Featured exhibits include “Family: Those We Love,” presented by the Sacramento Africa American Art Collective; “Mudcloth Madness,” presented by the Kuumba Collective Art Gallery; “The Slave Experience,” by local artist Joe Pollakoff; “Past, Lessons Learned” and “Black History is World History,” by Roshumba Clarke; “Through My Eyes,” by James House; and the Phoenix Park Magic Johnson Community Empowerment Youth Exhibit.

The Sacramento African American Art Collective’s mission is to expose Sacramento and its surrounding areas to African American art and culture for the expressed purpose of establishing a supportive and sustainable presence,empowering businesses, educating the community, and creating a living legacy for our youth. The exhibit re-establishes the critical importance of Black families, positive imagery thereof, as a means to improve the collective health, self image and psyche of Black people.

Kummba Gallery strives to present the best works by African American artists who bring the joy of art to the diverse community of Sacramento and beyond. Mudcloth Madness is a contemporary art exhibit using the ancient African fabric as a inspiration tool to create.

The Slave Experience will feature the “Auction Block Series,” “Black History In Sacramento” and “Slavery In Sacramento.”

“Past, Lessons Learned” and “Black History is World History,” are meant to uplift by giving people historical knowledge of their heritage. “Through My Eyes” is a small photo exhibit and documentary,” which is an explorative journey of the ‘northern brother’ and tells of his amazing discovery; one which many Americans are completely unaware of.
The Phoenix Park Magic Johnson Community Empowerment Youth Exhibit
depict images inspired by renown artist Betye Saar, African Masterpieces and the civil rights movement.

Te day’s special guests include Magician Forrest Barnes, aka the Enchanted Forrest, The Youth Aviation Academy, pianist Ras-Nico, the Kucheza Ngoma II Dance Company Inc. There will also be a marketplace, guided tours of the museum, food, entertainment, storytelling and children’s art activities.

The Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum is located at 2251 Florin Road, Suite 126. For more information, call (916) 320-9573.

Other participating museums include Aerospace Museum of California, California Automobile Museum, California Foundry History Museum, The California Museum, California State Military Museum, California State Capitol Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Center for Contemporary Art, Crocker Art Museum, Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Don & June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum, Fairytale Town, Folsom History Museum, Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park, Heidrick Ag History Center (Woodland), Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, Maidu Museum & Historic Site, Museum of Medical History, Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park, Roseville Utility Exploration Center, SacramentoChildren’s Museum, Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento History Museum, State Indian Museum, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, Wells Fargo History Museum (Capitol Mall), and Wells Fargo History Museum (Old Sacramento).

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