The California State Railroad Museum will debut the third and final phase of fruit crate art as part of a a visually-powerful exhibit titled "Pick Me! A Bumper Crop from the Pacific Coast" that opens on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. After focusing exclusively on California crate labels for the first two years, the third phase of this popular exhibit includes selections from the entire U.S. Pacific Coast. For example, colorful labels showcasing Washington cherries and Oregon apples join the ranks of California oranges and asparagus that serve to entertain and amaze visitors.
Chosen from the Museum's collection and on loan from private lenders, the evocative art portrays vibrant hues and whimsical motifs that romanticized life in the West.