FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Crocker Art Museum Celebrates Black History Month
With Free Family Festival
Activities and free admission sponsored by Target
Sacramento, Calif. – February 7, 2014 – On Monday, February 17, African American and African history come alive at the Crocker's annual Black History Month Celebration featuring live music and dance performances, fun hands-on learning, art activities, and Sacramento's one and only Black and Beautiful Community Marketplace.
Celebrating African and African American contributions to music, this fun and free celebration, will include a special tribute to The Jacksons by Studio T and Soul Train line dancing led by Tina B and Sacramento Soul Line Dancers. Acoustic Sanctuary's Winko Ljizz, OneManBand storyteller of Sacramento, will perform in his purple van at the entrance to the Museum and visitors are welcome to drop-in at the Trade Bead Workshop inside. In addition to a host of performances including the Harvey White Jr. Band and St. Gabriel's Celestial Band, Puppets & Motion will feature an encore performance of "An African Folktale" written by C.W. Hurni, and Sisters Quilting Collective will enact "A Quilted Story."
Presented in collaboration with the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum hosting Percussion Fun, the free Family Festival program takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Museum will be open and free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Holiday Monday. Free admission and activities are sponsored by Target.
For more information, visit crockerartmuseum.org or call (916) 808-7000.
The Crocker Art Museum was the first art museum in the Western U.S. and is one of the leading art museums in California today. Established in 1885, the Museum features one of the country's finest collections of Californian art, exceptional holdings of master drawings, a comprehensive collection of international ceramics, as well as European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art. The Crocker is located at 216 O Street in Downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday–Sunday; 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Thursdays. Every third Sunday of the month is "Pay What You Wish Sunday" sponsored by Western Health Advantage. For more information, call (916) 808-7000 or visit crockerartmuseum.org.