Saturday, March 1, 2014

Maidu Museum & Historic Site March Calendar of Events

Here are upcoming March events at the Maidu Museum & Historic Site!

Night Out at the Museum: Please join them Saturday, March 15, from 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m. for a FREE Night Out at the Museum, part of the3rd Saturday Art Walk. They will be showing the film River of Renewal, a documentary about the over-allocation of the waters in the Klamath Basin. Filmmaker Jack Kohler (Hupa, Yurok, Karuk) will introduce the film and answer questions following the film. Museum doors open at 6:30p.m. Program starts at 7p.m. FREE event. Light refreshments will be available.

Indigenous Peoples Days: Saturday, March 22, from 6:30 pm – 8:30pm. In partnership with the Sierra College Native American Club, Maidu will be hosting the Indigenous Peoples Days’ reception by screening the film K’ina kil, The Slaver’s Son, a story of the Native American experience of the Gold Rush. Meet filmmaker Jack Kohler (Hupa, Yurok, Karuk). Enjoy a special musical debut by Native Rock Band Walan Amana, performing “Honi Coni” original music about the Gold Rush experience sung in the Nisenan language.

New Exhibits:
A Brush With Nature
Exhibit Show Dates: Now – April 8
This collection consists of acrylic paintings and mosaic artwork done by local artist Gayle Anita. With her background in fine art, Anita has created many stunning wildlife scenes and Native American themes in her pieces.

Continuing Exhibits:
The Frank R. LaPena Collection
Exhibit Show Dates: Now – April 8
Frank LaPena (Wintu-Nomtipom / Tenai) is a Professor Emeritus of Art and Ethnic Studies and the former Director of Native American Studies at California State University, Sacramento. He is a painter, poet, sculptor, traditional dancer and activist. His collection consists of various documents covering historic Native American events, LaPena's own artwork and artwork of his fellow artists, including photographs by Dugan Aguilar and Francisco Dominguez.

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of Maidu Museum & Historic Site.

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