Exhibits


Welcome to 2016 list of exhibits!

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August 21, 2015- August 21, 2016

New Exhibits on the Native Peoples of San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County Historical Society
Lodi, CA

New exhibits in an expanded Native Peoples Gallery at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Micke Grove Regional Park reveal more about the California Indians of our region.

“Native people are such an important part of our County history that we expanded the exhibit space devoted to them and now tell their stories in an up-to-date way,” said David Stuart, Executive Director of the San Joaquin County Historical Society. “We added videos showing traditional basket making, acorn preparation, and deer hunting—we hope folks will associate artifacts displayed in the exhibit cases with those shown in the videos.” Small children will also enjoy a kids-level video of swimming salmon.

The expanded Native Peoples Gallery was funded by the Nature Education Facilities Program, created by the 2006 Clean Water Bond Act. “The new exhibits work perfectly with the other exhibits in the Erickson Building,” said Stuart.

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June 18, 2016 – September 7, 2016

Opening Reception for Telling Stories: Through the Eyes of the Indigenous Printmaker

Maidu Museum and Hsitoric Site

Roseville, CA

Guest curated by Brandy McDaniels. Participating artists include: George Blake, John Harper, Jean LaMarr, Frank LaPena, Jack Mallotte, Brandy McDaniels, Rod Querini, Sky Titus, and Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie. Art will be available for purchase.


March 21, 2015 – September 30, 2016

Let’s Play Ball

San Mateo County Museum

San Mateo, CA

From the early 1900s to the present day, this exhibit depicts aspects of the game from local community teams to professional baseball players who have a San Mateo County connection. Highlights of the exhibit include one of Keith Hernandez’s Golden Gloves and bats belonging to local legends Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays and Willie McCovey. The exhibit will also have jerseys, equipment, historic photographs and signed fan memorabilia.

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June 29, 2016 October 19, 2016

Who Speaks for the Land?  Robert Buelteman’s Peninsula

San Mateo County History Museum

San Mateo, CA

The show will represent the photographer’s favorite 19 black and white works of environmental scenes of San Mateo County from projects he has completed for five organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life on the San Francisco Peninsula.  They are Peninsula Open Space Trust, Sempervirens Fund, Djerassi Residents Artists Program, San Mateo County Parks Foundation and Stanford University’s Jaspar Ridge Biological Preserve.

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August 8, 2015 – July 9, 2017

New Acquisitions Featuring the Kaufman Collection

Autry National Center of the American West

Los Angeles, CA

Every work of art has a story to tell. Inspired by the gift of 49 paintings and sculptures from the collection of Loretta and Victor Kaufman, this exhibition highlights recent additions to the Autry National Center of the American West’s growing art collections. The powerful selection of pieces represents diverse peoples and perspectives, including bronzes by Frederic Remington, Allan Houser, and Tammy Garcia; paintings by Rick Bartow and Eanger Irving Couse; lithographs by Fritz Scholder; watercolors by David Einstein; and other artworks that reveal a set of dynamic visions of the American West.

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June 3, 2016 – May 30, 2017

Before Stanford: Founding Communities, Present Pasts

Stanford University

Stanford Archaeology Center (488 Escondido Mall, Bldg. 500)

Our new exhibit is curated by this year’s Museum Culture class. As Stanford celebrates its 125th year, students use campus archaeology to ask, “where did Stanford come from?” Rather than taking 1891 as our university’s beginning, students find a complex origin in communities that occupied these lands before Stanford—and since. Multiple narratives and deep connections between present and past persist through archaeologies of these founding communities, including: Ohlone tribal people, Mexican and Spanish colonists, and generations of laborers.

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June 3, 2016 – May 30, 2017

Constructing a Country Dream: Finds from the Stanfords’ Palo Alto Mansion

Stanford University

Stanford Archaeology Center (488 Escondido Mall, Bldg. 500)

This exhibit, curated by Alanna Simao (independent study), highlights the on-campus Stanford Mansion excavation. Through archaeological artifacts, she reflects on the Gilded Age “country dream” that the Stanfords created here at the Farm, their agrarian estate in Palo Alto that is now Stanford University.

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June 8, 2016 – May 30, 2017

Representing Indigeneity

Stanford University

Stanford University Archaeology Collections (450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 460)

A new exhibit will be opening at the Stanford University Archaeology Collections Space. In this provocative exhibit, Dahlton Brown, Native American Cultural Center student curator, uses historic visual media including prints, post cards, and magazines to consider past “popular” portrayals of Native Americans and what they mean to Native students today. The space is not normally open to the public, so the exhibit opening will be one of a few opportunities to view these materials over the coming year.

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