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California State Railroad Museum: California State Parks, 150 Years

Oct 20, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Dozens of historic artifacts and photographs illustrate the beauty and majesty of California’s state parks in this exhibition, which marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s signing of the landmark 1864 Yosemite Grant Act—the nation’s first land grant to protect areas for public use and preservation. 

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California Automobile Museum: Selling the Dream: Sacramento’s Early Car Dealers

Oct 20, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

This exhibit traces the history and influence of the Sacramento region’s first major car dealers such as downtown’s W.I. Elliott Co. and Arnold Brothers through a display of cars dating back to the early 1900s, as well as historic photographs and advertisements from the businesses. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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California State Capitol Museum: California Invites the World: The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Oct 20, 2014 - Apr 24, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

View historic photos and posters from the California State Library and various private collections in this show about the Panama–Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Other artifacts include fair souvenirs like some of the crystals that bedecked the surface of the Tower of Jewels, one of the event’s centerpiece buildings. Museum open daily from 9 a.m.to 5...

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Crocker Art Museum: Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

Oct 21, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

This touring exhibit, which includes pieces from the Smithsonian, surveys the contributions of modern Latino artists to our country’s culture and society since the mid-20th century. On display will be nearly 100 artworks in various mediums by 72 artists, such as Luis Jimenez, an accomplished sculptor whose boundary-pushing works have been shown by such institutions as the Metropolitan...

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Crocker Art Museum: The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA

Oct 21, 2014 - Feb 1, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

This traveling exhibit from the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art examines the work of Japanese artists from the tumultuous period following World War II, during which photographers like Masahisa Fukase and Daido Moriyama responded to the era’s societal and political upheaval by exploring a new approach to art that emphasized a blurred and out-of-focus...

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The California Museum: Eighth Annual California Hall of Fame Artifact Exhibit

Oct 21, 2014 - Aug 30, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Seven of the Golden State’s best and brightest will be honored in this show commemorating the 2014 class inducted into the California Hall of Fame, which includes Sacramento-born author Joan Didion, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, whose display will feature the Academy Award he won for co-writing The Godfather screenplay with Mario Puzo. Museum...

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The California Museum: Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

Oct 21, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Get the dirt on the evolutionary history, chemical components and global importance of soil at this Smithsonian exhibition, which includes a variety of soil samples and displays detailing how organisms affect and utilize the earthy substance. Hours are Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun. from noon-5 p.m. 

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Crocker Art Museum: Arte Mexicano: Legacy of the Masters

Oct 21, 2014 - Feb 1, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Approximately 30 paintings and works on paper will be featured in this exhibit that examines the influential and diverse output of 17 contemporary Mexican artists like famed muralist Diego Rivera and painter Gunther Gerzso.  Crocker hours are Tues. through Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays until 9 p.m. 

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Anna Karenina

Oct 22, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

British playwright Helen Edmundson’s adaptation of Russian author Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel Anna Karenina explores the conflict between obligation and passion through the tragic love triangle with the titular Russian socialite, her powerful husband and Vronsky, the dashing count that she falls for. The production has its Sacramento premiere at Capital Stage under the direction...

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The Grapes of Wrath

Oct 22, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday and Thursday.

Sacramento Theatre Company opens its 70th season, named “Legends, Epics and Icons,” with a staging of Frank Galati’s Tony-winning adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath. The production—which marks the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s classic novel—follows the journey of a Depression-era family that makes its way west from Oklahoma to avoid the destitution and...

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