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March is Museum Membership Month!

March is Museum Membership Month!

On the heels of another successful Sacramento Museum Day, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) has identified March 2015 as Museum Membership Month!  The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members.  Plus, there’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento museum community offers memberships at virtually every museum and/or destination -- from fine art and culture to native, exotic and endangered wildlife.  

To highlight Museum Membership Month in March, many of the 30 museums are offering special incentives and discounts for enthusiasts who choose to become members of their favorite museums and destinations.  A few limited-time offers include the following:

•   Aerospace Museum of California -- 25 percent off new Family memberships during March;

University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music announces new music industry studies degree

University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music announces new music industry studies degree

Beginning in the fall, University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music will offer a bachelor of science in music industry studies designed to prepare students for success in today's music industry. The program is the first of its kind in the region.

"The Music Management Program has been very successful over the years in preparing students for careers in the music industry because the type of courses and experiences we offer has adapted as the industry has evolved," said Keith Hatschek, Music Management Program director who designed the music industry studies degree for the program.

Special Premiere Film Night for The Sacramento Picture! on 3/25

Special Premiere Film Night for The Sacramento Picture! on 3/25

The Center for Sacramento History (CSH), in association with the Sacramento History Alliance (SHA), will premiere the film The Sacramento Picture! on Wednesday evening, March 25, 2015, at 7 p.m.   Hosted by Matías Bombal, the special event will take place at the Setzer Auditorium (216 O Street) in the Crocker Art Museum.  Advance tickets are $15 each and only available online at www.centerforsacramentohistory.org.  With limited seating available, Premiere Film Night tickets are expected to sell out quickly.  Please note that admission is to the film only, not to the Crocker Art Museum. 

Railroad Museum to Debut New Exhibit “Two Glorious Expositions, One Golden State” on 2/27

Railroad Museum to Debut New Exhibit  “Two Glorious Expositions, One Golden State” on 2/27

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will debut a new exhibit titled “Two Glorious Expositions, One Golden State: Celebrating the Panama Canal in 1915” on Friday, February 27, 2015.  The exhibit highlights California’s two large-scale celebrations commemorating the completion of the Panama Canal in 1915 – the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco and the Panama-California Exposition in San Diego.   The exhibit will feature historic photographs of structures, people and artwork (some presented in a 3-D view), artifacts including a scale steam locomotive, and related promotional items such as travel brochures, tickets, postcards and magazines.  The exhibit will be located in the Railroad Museum lobby, adjacent to 19-inch gauge Overfair Railway locomotive No. 1915, constructed for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition and today a permanent part of the Railroad Museum’s prized collection.

State Indian Museum Celebrates 75 Years With Native Education Series and Book Signing on 2/28!

State Indian Museum Celebrates 75 Years With Native Education Series and Book Signing on 2/28!

California State Parks and the State Indian Museum will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Museum on Saturday, February 28, 2015.  The celebratory activities will include a special Native Education for All Series: The Indian Experience in California’s Missions plus a book signing with the author of A Cross of Thorns: The Enslavement of California’s Indians by the Spanish Missions.  The special activities will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day.

Guests to the State Indian Museum will learn about the treatment of California’s Indians in the Spanish Missions from one of their descendants, Ama Mutsun Ohlone Tribal Chair Valentin Lopez.   Dr. Donna Schindler, psychiatrist and modern-day expert on Historical Trauma, will also be on-hand to explore its causes, symptoms, and the ongoing realities it creates for Native people today.

State Indian Museum Recognizes Black History Month With Native Film Screening on 2/21!

State Indian Museum Recognizes Black History Month With Native Film Screening on 2/21!

In honor of Black History Month, California State Parks and the State Indian Museum will present a Native Film Screening of Black Indians: An American Story on Saturday, February 21, 2015.  Two special screenings will be available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  

Narrated by James Earl Jones, the special film screening brings to light a little known and often forgotten part of America’s past – the cultural and ethnic fusion of Native and African Americans.  Produced and directed by the award-winning Native American production company Rich-Heape Films, the film explores what factors initially brought the two groups together, what drove them apart and the challenges they face today.

Sac State adds street faire to spring arts lineup

Sac State adds street faire to spring arts lineup

Sacramento State’s Arts Experience is ready for spring with a dynamic Festival of the Arts that features vertical choreography and a new street faire-type celebration... Read More