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Category Archives: Richmond History

Make YOUR voice heard in our Exhibit Renovation!

Attention all Richmond History Lovers!

You may have heard we’re working to renovate the Native American Gallery in our permanent exhibit. We’re so honored to be working with a team of Native American Advisors that are guiding the renovation process.

After working with the advisory council and exhibit designers at Scientific Art Studio, we developed a detailed set of plans. You can take a look at the overview below or in hard copy at the Museum.

We envision murals of the natural landscape,that immerses the visitor in the natural world prior to industrial development. There are several interactive stations planned that teach about the Chochenyo language, basket weaving and the Native diet. Artifacts recovered from the shellmound on Brooks Island will illustrate how the Ohlone used natural materials to make tools and body ornaments. Columns will show stratigraphy of the archaeological excavations in the local shellmounds and modern Native voices will

Do you want to learn more about the exhibit renovation process? Do you have comments or ideas you want to share with us about the plans? We’re hosting a free day and community advisory meeting on August 18, 2018 to discuss the plans and learn more about what you think! Can’t join us on August 18th but still want to participate? Feel free to email us at info@richmondmuseum.org.

Thank you for your continued support! We couldn’t do it without you.

The exhibit renovation project is supported by the Coles Family, the Lesher Foundation, the Christensen Fund, Mechanics Bank and California Humanities.

Dia de los Muertos at the Richmond Museum of History

Day of the Dead at the Richmond Museum of History

Life, Love, Legacy | October 26 – November 4, 2018

Click here to download the call for artists—-> RMH DDLM Call for Submissions_rev

Artists and community members are asked to submit proposals for ofrendas/altars that honor the deceased and/or pays tribute to departed ancestors. Ofrendas honoring the dearly departed members of the greater Richmond community will be given preference.

 DEADLINE: Sunday, 9/29/18 by 5:00 p.m. PST (Deadline Extended!!)

Family-friendly exhibition content is kindly requested. Interactive and interpretive ofrendas/altars are particularly encouraged (no larger than 6’ x 4’). Open to all members of the Bay Area community as well as established and emerging artists of various mediums, schools, and community organizations. Food and live plants are prohibited.

The altars will be on display for the public in the Seaver Gallery. Artists will be provided a stipend for their time and talent at the completion of the exhibition. Artists must install/uninstall the altars, as well as, make a welfare check over the course of the exhibit week. We hope to have six altars, depending on the quality and quantity of the artist submission.

Participants will be invited to make an additional smaller one-day altar for the 4th Annual Halloween Day Trick or Treat event on 23rd Street in Richmond for an additional stipend. The altars will be displayed in an area with a large prearranged ofrenda that the community will be asked to contribute images of departed loved ones. More information about the 23rd Street event will be provided after the selection process.

DEADLINE: All submissions must be received no later than Sunday, 9/29/18 by 5:00 p.m. PST

Accepted proposals will be notified by mid-September. Submission materials will not be returned.  If accepted, all artwork must be installed at the Richmond Museum of History by 5:00 pm on Thursday – October 25, 2018.

*** The Richmond Museum of History reserves the right to alter the exhibition timeline and/or re-schedule or cancel this exhibition at any time. ***

Artists are strongly encouraged to attend the Day of Preparations and Celebration on

Saturday, October 27th from 11 am – 5 pm. (FREE)

Physical Address: 400 Nevin Ave, Richmond, CA 94801

Mailing Address: PO BOX 1267 Richmond, CA 94802

www.richmondmuseum.org