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Warhol is Coming to the Crocker!
Opening March 13 at the Crocker Art Museum, “Andy Warhol: Portraits” features more than 160 works exploring the development of the artist’s iconic portrayal of the famous or wealthy. Included are Polaroids, fashion sketches, photo-booth film strips and more. Plus visitors will also have the interactive opportunity to create their own Warhol Screen Test using a 1960s film camera outfitted for the digital era.
The exhibition spans Warhol’s lifelong preoccupation with self-portraits, as well as images of 20th century luminaires who eagerly sat for him including fashion scion Yves Saint Laurent, playwright Tennessee Williams, Pulitzer-Prize winner Truman Capote, artist Keith Haring, and actress Judy Garland.
The exhibition, which runs through June 19, 2016, will be complemented by additional Museum programming, including portrait-making workshops for youth in March and April, live performances, Warhol-inspired parties, a symposium, and more. The Crocker is the only California venue for this career survey, which was organized by The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
For more information, visit CrockerArtMuseum.org.
Sacramento Zoo Breaks Records in 2015
Thanks to the support of the Sacramento community, the Sacramento Zoo celebrated some notable milestones in 2015.
In 2015 the Zoo saw high attendance numbers with 555,475 visitors, surpassing its previous attendance record of 540,514 visitors in 2013. Also in 2015 the Zoo received a Quarter Century Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, recognizing the Sacramento Zoo’s continuous accreditation for 36 years. And on top of that, the Zoo’s 2015 visitors helped it increase its commitment to animal conversation in the wild locally and globally by providing over $150,000 to more than three dozen animal conservation programs.
For more information, visit SacZoo.org.
Raley’s Raises Over 3.4 Million Pounds of Food for Local Food Banks
This past holiday season, Raley’s Family of Fine Stores raised more than 3.4 million pounds of healthy food for those in need through its Raley’s Food for Families Holiday Bay Drive, surpassing the campaign’s goal of 3 million pounds.
Food donations were collected from November 6th through December 31st in stores, through Facebook, online and via text. Customers could donate a bag of food for just $10 and Raley’s more than doubled all donations, turning each $10 donation into more than $27 worth of food. All contributions collected stayed in the communities in which they were raised and were distributed by local Food for Families’ food bank partners. Additionally, Raley’s once again donated over 12,500 fresh turkeys, chickens and hams, which served over 65,000 individuals.
For more information, visit Raleys.com.