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Art Exhibits

  • March 3 – May 5, 2013: Rebirth of a Nation: Travis Somerville’s 1963
    Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento

    The Crocker Art Museum is proud to present Rebirth of a Nation: Travis Somerville’s 1963. The exhibition will feature a mixed media installation by San Francisco based artist Travis Somerville. Born in 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, Travis Somerville grew up heavily influenced by the tumultuous times of the civil rights movement. As a result, his work explores both historical and present day issues of racism and oppression in the United States. Somerville’s 1963 is a presentation of the era’s most racially charged ideas and images. Somerville invites his audience to enter the installation, a small wooden cabin, and challenges them to question their surroundings which include images, newspaper clippings, and a video projection. For more information, please visit crockerartmuseum.org

  • March 28 – May 19, 2013: Views on Migration: Jacob Lawrence and Elizabeth Catlett
    Richard L. Nelson Gallery
    For more information, please visit nelsongallery.ucdavis.edu

Library Exhibits

  • Fall 2012 : Following the Great Migration
    Peter J. Shields Library, First Floor Lobby


Films

  • November 15, 2012: Up From the Bottoms: The Search for the American Dream (2009, 56 mins.)
    11:30 AM – 1 PM, First Floor Library Instruction Lab, Peter J. Shields Library

  • December 6, 2012: The House We Live In from the series Race: The Power of an Illusion (2003, 56 mins.)
    11:30 AM -1 PM, First Floor Library Instruction Lab, Peter J. Shields Library

  • December 6, 2012: Up From the Bottoms: The Search for the American Dream (2009, 56 mins.)
    11:30 AM -12:45 PM, Education Building, Lecture Hall 1222, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus

  • December 7, 2012: The House We Live In from the series Race: The Power of an Illusion (2003, 56 mins.)
    11:30 AM -12:45 PM, Education Building, Lecture Hall 1222, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus


Performance, Music and Dance

Worlds of Discovery and Loss - The Art of Migration:
Works Shaped by Cultural and Geographical Migration

Sponsored by UC Davis Department of Music, Department of Theatre & Dance and Davis Humanities Institute

  • *January 30, 2013: Korean p’ansori
    Chan E. Park, Associate Professor, Ohio State University
    8 PM, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.
    To purchase tickets, please visit mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu or call the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787.

  • January 31, 2013: Shinkoskey Noon Concert: Worlds of Discovery and Loss - The Art of Migration
    Calder String Quartet/Rootstock Percussion Ensemble/Mayumi Hama, marimba
    12:05 PM, Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

  • January 31, 2013: Migration and Other Projects
    A Presentation by MFA Candidates in Dramatic Art with the support of the Institute for Exploration in Theatre, Dance and Performance
    8 PM – 9:30 PM, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Cabaret, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

  • *February 1, 2013: Empyrean Ensemble: Art of Migration
    Kurt Rohde and Mika Pelo, co-directors; Matilda Hofman, conductor Lei Liang: Aural Hypothesis for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
    Two NEW WORKS by the Art of Migration Festival Fellows A.W. Khumalo: ISO(R) for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano
    Pre-Concert talk at 7 PM, Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
    8 PM, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Cabaret, Robert Margrit and Mondavi Center for the Perfoming Arts
    To purchase tickets, please visit mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu or call the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787.

  • *February 2, 2013: Calder Quartet (Program I)
    8 PM, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
    To purchase tickets, please visit mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu or call the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787.

  • February 2, 2013: Stranger, Beware…: A Night of European Cabaret
    Bella Merlin, Department of Theatre & Dance
    10:30 PM, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Cabaret, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Perfoming Arts

  • *February 3, 2013: Calder Quartet (Program II)
    2 PM, Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
    To purchase tickets, please visit mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu or call the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787.

  • *February 3, 2013: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra
    Christian Baldini, music director and conductor featuring Mayumi Hama, marimba
    A NEW WORK by the Art of Migration Festival Fellow Composer
    Laurie San Martin: Concerto for Two Marimbas and Orchestra (World Premiere)
        Mayumi Hama and Chris Froh, marimba
    Ligeti: Mysteries of Macabre
        Nikki Einfeld, soprano
    Prokofiev: Selections from Romeo and Juliet
    7 PM, Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
    To purchase tickets, please visit mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu or call the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787.

  • Jazz and the Fight Against Segregation
    Sponsored by The Crocker Art Museum

  • *February 21, 2013: Jazz and the Fight Against Segregation
    Featuring the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet, University of the Pacific
    7 PM – 8:30 PM, Setzer Foundation Auditorium, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento

    The renowned Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet from the University of the Pacific will present an evening of jazz history through the stories and the music of icons like Dave Brubeck and Duke Ellington. Learn how jazz blazed a trail for integration in the United States and beyond. Space is limited. Presented in collaboration with the University of the Pacific. http://www.crockerartmuseum.org/programs-events/thursdays-til-9/event/1850-jazz-and-the-fight-against-segregation
    Tickets are $6 for Crocker Members/$12 for Nonmembers.
    To purchase tickets, please visit crockerartmuseum.org or call (916) 808-1182.


Lectures and Panel Discussions

  • October 12, 2012: Panel Discussion: Power of Healing Through Words – Breath and Bones, Anatomy of Student Voices Anthology
    Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School Students of Sacramento; Moderated by Felicia Miller, Outreach Officer, School of Medicine and Deborah Meltvedt, Teacher, Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School
    NOON – 1 PM, Education Building, Lecture Hall 1222, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus

  • October 17, 2012: Race Becomes National: The Great Migration and the Loss of Northern Racial Innocence
    Clarence Walker, Professor, Department of History
    12:10 PM – 1:30 PM, Mee Room, Memorial Union

  • October 24, 2012: Stories of the Great Migration from Oak Park (Sacramento) African-American Elders
    Moderated by Carl Pinkston, Sacramento’s African Research Institute and Jann Murray-Garcia, Adjunct Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
    NOON – 1 PM, Education Building, Lecture Hall 1222, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus

  • October 30, 2012: Panel Discussion: A Conversation on the Migration and Prosperity of African-Americans in Sacramento
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Underground Bookstore, 2814 35th Street, Sacramento

  • November 6, 2012: Lunch and Learn: An Examination of Jacob Lawrence’s “The 1920’s…The Migrants Cast Their Ballots”
    Facilitated by Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick, Director of Education, Crocker Art Museum
    Free with Museum admission
    NOON – 1 PM, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento

    An in-depth examination of Jacob Lawrence’s “The 1920’s…The Migrants Cast Their Ballots” will be facilitated by Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick, Director of Education at the Crocker. This presentation is part of the UC Davis Campus Community Book Project. Visitors are welcome to enjoy lunch at the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club before or after the 30-minute gallery talk. http://www.crockerartmuseum.org/programs-events/tours-a-talks/event/1825-lunch-learn
    For more information, please visit crockerartmuseum.org

  • November 8, 2012: Metaphors and Migration in Literature and Poetry
    Joe Wenderoth, Professor, Department of English
    12:10 PM – 1:30 PM, Mee Room, Memorial Union

  • November 16, 2012: Crafting Change: African-American Folk Artists and the Civil Rights Movement
    Pat Turner, Professor, African/African-American Studies and American Studies
    12:10 PM – 1:30 PM, Mee Room, Memorial Union

  • November 28, 2012: The History of Redlining and Restrictive Covenants in Sacramento: Explaining Today’s Neighborhoods
    Jesus Hernandez, Lecturer, Human Community Development
    NOON – 1:00 PM, Education Building, Lecture Hall 1222, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus

  • November 29, 2012: Transnational Migration & Health
    Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Professor, Clinical Internal Medicine and Director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities
    NOON – 1 PM, Education Building, Lecture Hall 1222, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus

  • January 16, 2013: Panel Discussion: Our White Relatives Challenged the Script of Racism
    Moderated by Jann Murray-Garcia, Adjunct Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
    NOON – 1 PM, Education Building, Lecture Hall 1222, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus

  • January 30, 2013: Panel Discussion: Visions of Other Suns – Great Migration Stories from Local African-Americans
    Panelists: Jack Jackson, Rosemary Jones, Richard Patterson and Elaine Patterson; Moderated by Nicki King
    NOON – 1 PM, Davis Senior High School, Performing Arts Theater, 315 West 14th Street, Davis

    A panel of local residents who have experienced the Great Migration first-hand will share their stories. A "local" version of Wilkerson's The Warmth of Other Suns, personal narratives will be brought to life by individuals from our own community.

  • January 31, 2013: Panel Discussion: Art and Migration
    Moderated by David Kyle, professor of sociology at UC Davis, co-director of the Center of Expertise on Migration and Health, and faculty director of the UC Global Health Institute. The guest panelists are Anthony Sheppard (musicologist and professor of music at Williams College), Maria Elena Gonza´lez (a Cuban-American sculptor), Philip Kan Gotanda (American playwright and filmmaker at UC Berkeley, as well as previous Granada Artist-in-Residence at UC Davis), Peter Kulchyski (Native Studies, University of Manitoba), and Chan Park (a Korean P’ansori expert and professor of Korean language, literature, and performance studies at Ohio State University).
    2 PM, Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

  • January 31, 2013: Panel Discussion: Visions of Other Suns – Great Migration Stories from Local African-Americans
    Panelists: Jack Jackson, Rosemary Jones, Richard Patterson and Elaine Patterson; Moderated by Nicki King
    7 PM – 8:30 PM, Davis Senior High School, Performing Arts Theater, 315 West 14th Street, Davis

    A panel of local residents who have experienced the Great Migration first-hand will share their stories. A "local" version of Wilkerson's The Warmth of Other Suns, personal narratives will be brought to life by individuals from our own community.

  • NEW EVENT:February 22, 2013: Reflections of a Co-Founder: The History of the National Black Nurses Association and the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations
    Betty Smith Williams, Co-founder and President Emerita, National Black Nurses Association; Co-founder and President Emerita, National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations
    12:10 PM – 12:50 PM, Education Building, Lecture hall 2222, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus

  • NEW EVENT: April 11, 2013: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series – Stories of Migrations, Stories of Movement
    Cherise Smite, Associate Professor, Department of Art/Art History and African/African American Studies, University of Texas at Austin
    6:30 PM – 8 PM; Light refreshments served from 6:30 PM – 7 PM; Lecture to begin at 7 PM
    Richard L. Nelson Gallery
    For more information, please visit nelsongallery.ucdavis.edu

  • NEW EVENT: April 18, 2013: Panel Discussion: African American Migration Histories of Local Residents
    Panelists: Sarah Gray, Assistant Vice Provost and Professor Emerita, UC Davis; Joyce Gordon, Former Director, Economic History Program, Foundation for Teaching Economics; Kevin Mitchell, Trauma Surgeon, Surgical Affiliates Medical Group, Inc., Mercy San Juan Medical Center; Joseph Singleton, Former Athletic Director, UC Davis and New Mexico Highlands University; Moderated by Felicienne Ramey, Professor and Dean Emerita, College of Business Administration, CSU Sacramento.
    6:30 PM – 8 PM; Light refreshments served from 6:30 PM – 7 PM; Panel Presentation to begin at 7 PM
    Richard L. Nelson Gallery
    For more information, please visit nelsongallery.ucdavis.edu

  • April 20, 2013: Meet the Artist: Travis Somerville
    Associate Curator Diana Daniels describes the work of Somerville as an endeavor to “explore racism and serve as point of departure for discussion about the universal right to liberty and happiness.” Drop by anytime during this informal gallery program, and experience the installation from within. Consider, share, and discuss this powerful work with the artist, curator, and others. FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION
    1 PM – 3 PM, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento

  • April 20, 2013: Educator Workshop: Using the Arts to Talk About Race in the Classroom
    Investigate how artists have explored issues of race and cultural identity in their art. Travis Somerville will speak about his powerful installation Rebirth of a Nation: Travis Somerville's 1963 (on view at the Crocker March 3 - May 5, 2013). Presenters from TAO, Bay Area will guide participants in hands-on experiences designed to explore the issues through creativity and dialogue. Recommended for middle and high school teachers. Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration required by April 12 ($35 Crocker Members/$40 Non-Members). Register at http://www.crockerartmuseum.org/professional-development
    9:30 AM – 3 PM, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento

  • NEW EVENT: April 25, 2013: TrueStory – Remembering 1963
    In conjunction with the Crocker Art Museum's exhibition Rebirth of a Nation: Travis Somerville's 1963, TrueStory presents an evening of personal narratives about the year 1963. Writers and poets will share their experiences, memories, and interpretations of this remarkable year in American history. TrueStory is a nonfiction literary reading series created and hosted by Elaine Gale, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Journalism at California State University, Sacramento, and Janna Marlie Maron, editor and publisher of Under the Gum Tree magazine. Featured readers include Abe Sass, Deborah Meltvedt, Ginger Rutland and more!

    $5 for Crocker Members; $8 for nonmembers.
    For more information, please visit crockerartmuseum.org or call (916) 808-1182.
    6:30 PM, , Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento

  • NEW EVENT: April 27, 2013: The Art of Parenting: Let's Talk About Race
    Rebecca S. Bigler, Professor of Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin.

    Learn from a national expert how to talk to children about race. Gain an understanding of how children, starting in infancy, develop attitudes about race, and how parents, grandparents, educators, and caregivers can affect racial stereotyping and prejudice among children.
    FREE for Crocker Members; $5 for nonmembers. Advance reservations recommended.
    For more information, please visit crockerartmuseum.org or call (916) 808-1182.
    2 PM – 4 PM, , Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento


Book Discussions

Sponsored by the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and the Race and Health Institute of the School of Medicine

  • October 19, 2012: Inter-professional Book Club
    NOON – 1 PM, Education Building, Room 3225A/B, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus

  • November 16, 2012: Inter-professional Book Club
    NOON – 1 PM, Education Building, Room 3225A/B, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus

  • January 11, 2013: Inter-professional Book Club
    NOON – 1 PM, Education Building, Room 3225A/B, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus


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Author's Visit


  • *February 12, 2013: Author’s Talk The Warmth of Other Suns
    8 PM – 9:30 PM, Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
    To purchase tickets, please visit mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu or call the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787.

  • February 12, 2013: Book Signing by Isabel Wilkerson
    9:30 PM, Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

*All CCBP program events are FREE to the public with the exception of the Author’s Talk on February 12, 2013 at 8 PM and select events related to Worlds of Discovery and Loss: The Art of Migration (@ the Mondavi Center, UC Davis) and Jazz and the Fight Against Segregation (@ The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento) . To purchase tickets for these events, please visit mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu or call the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787; crockerartmuseum.org or call (916) 808-1182.

Last updated 4/19/2013. Please check back for updates.