Sacramento State News - California State University, Sacramento
Developer and scholars to announce
plans for working class museum
Sacramento developer and area scholars including Sacramento State faculty members
will announce the formation of a new museum focused on working class art and
culture at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22 in the University Library Gallery at California
State University, Sacramento.
The developer, Allen Warren
of New Faze Development, has committed $1 million to support the new Central
Valley Museum of Working Class Art and Culture. It will be located in a 20,000
square-foot facility within a new Warren development on Del Paso Blvd.
Plans call for the museum
to feature a main gallery with rotating exhibits, presentations, lectures and
concerts. Working class musical genres such as blues, Mexican border music and
Zydeco will be highlighted. There will also be an edible gallery with a demonstration
kitchen highlighting food that is grown and prepared in the Central Valley.
It is set to open Labor Day weekend of 2008.
In addition to the commitment
by Warren, museum organizers will be seeking other private funding.
event will feature a sampling of what the museum will offer, including photographs,
sculpture and textile exhibits from the Central Valley. Speakers will include:
Joe L. Moore, museum founder and director; author Gerald Haslam; Terry Castaneda,
director of the Sacramento State Anthropology Museum; Sacramento State President
Gonzalez; Sacramento State Provost Joseph Sheley; Allen Warren, CEO of New Faze
Development, Inc.; Robert G. Boileau, project architect and Shirley Ann Moore,
a professor of history at Sacramento State.
The effort to establish
the museum has been led by Joe Moore, who has handled special grant-funded projects
through the University Library such as the digital California Underground Railroad
archives. A number of other Sacramento State professors have been involved and
are on the museum’s curatorial and advisory boards.
The museum will be independent
of the University. Plans call for ongoing partnerships with specific academic
departments in areas such as faculty research, exhibit development and student
Media assistance is available
by contacting Joe Moore at (916) 278-6669 or the Sacramento State Public Affairs
Office at (916) 278-6156.
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