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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

The Richmond Museum Association Dinner Was a Huge Success!

Richmond Museum Association Fundraiser for ‘Revealing Hidden History’ Exhibit

The Richmond Museum Association Dinner on February 3, 2017 at the Richmond Country Club was a huge success!  This fundraiser benefited the renovation of the permanent exhibition Revealing Hidden History.   Attendees enjoyed a silent auction, dinner, dancing and remarks by Dr. Kent Lightfoot from the University of California Berkeley.

 

How World War I Changed Richmond – Free Community Reception March 11, 2pm

World War I Exhibit – How World War I Changed Richmond

DATES:  March 11– June 30, 2017

Richmond Museum of History
400 Nevin Avenue, Richmond, CA 94802
Open: 1–4pm Wednesday through Sunday
Fees: Adults is $5 or Seniors/Students $3, Children are FREE!

Public Programs:
Karen English, April 8, 2pm, Poetry of World War I
Susan Anderson, June 3, 2pm, World War I,
Resistance and the New Negro in California

What do you know about the Blues Clubs that used to exist in North Richmond?

The Richmond Museum of History staff is conducting research on the blues clubs that existed in North Richmond during the 1940s and 1950s. Unfortunately, the museum collection includes only scant about this fascinating and important time of Richmond history. So, we are asking members of our community to come forth with anecdotes, photographs, and artifacts/memorabilia related to the blues scene in Richmond.

blues club

Bill and Josephine Burrus eating a meal at the Brown Derby Night club and Café. Josephine is wearing the sailor suit, other two ladies are unidentified. Bill Burrus owned the Brown Derby Night Club and Café in North Richmond during the 1950s. Courtesy of Dr. Betty Burrus-Wright.

Don’t know much about North Richmond Blues Clubs? Check out this video in the Exploration of our History series by filmmaker Doug Harris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUG3NgyML74.

Minnie Lou’s, Jazzland Records, Do Drop Inn, Fred’s Place, Brown Derby, Tapper’s Inn, and Club Savoy are just a few of the blues clubs we want to learn more about! If you have information about any of these businesses or other blues clubs in Richmond, please call museum staff at (510) 235-7387.

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