Archive for January, 2013

15th Annual Sacramento Museum Day

January 29, 2013

Museum-Day-13-logo-colorBThe 15th Annual Sacramento Museum Day will take place this February 2nd (Saturday). Thirty Sacramento area museums will be participating with twenty-eight of the museums offering free admission for this event. Museum Day, a Sacramento cultural tradition, invites all members of the community to experience the Capital City’s incredible wealth of art, history, science and wildlife at numerous participating museums at no cost. Event hours are 10 am to 5 pm (with the last guests admitted at 4 pm).

Participating museums include: Aerospace Museum of California, California Automobile Museum, California Foundry History Museum, The California Museum, California State Military Museum, California State Capitol Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Ceter for Contemporary Art, Crocker Art Museum, Discovery Museum Science and Space Center, The Don and June Salvatori, California Pharmacy Museum, Fairytale Town, Folsom History Museum, Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park, Heidrick Ag History Center (Woodland), Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, Maidu Museum and Historic Site, Museum of Medical History, Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic, Park, Roseville Utility Exploration Center, Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento History Museum, Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum, State Indian Museum, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, and Wells Fargo History Museum (Old Sacramento and Downtown locations).

Santa Croce chapel open after restoration

January 15, 2013

chapel-2The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce has re-opened after five years of restoration. Santa Croce, the largest Franciscan church, contains an enormous fresco cycle produced by Angolo Gaddi in the 1380s depicting the Legend of the True Cross. Gaddi’s frescos are finally open to the public and visitors lucky enough to be in Florence, can actually climb the scaffolding and view the fresco cycle up close. For those of us not so lucky, we can view the restoration process, and other restoration projects under taken at Santa Croce, online here.