Retrace the 1873 cross-country journey of Jules Tavernier and Paul Frenzeny – and the development of the U.S. – through their detailed and colorful engravings of the American West.
Explore albatross biology and their conservation with colorful art and engaging, family-friendly text.
An exploration of the only Japanese American Segregation Center in WWII connects visitors to the complex issues of interment in the voices of those held captive.
Breathtaking photographs address climate change and its effect on a universal symbol of beauty: California’s wildflowers.
Enter the optimistic era of “The New Negro Movement” through the photographs of African American photographer John Johnson. His ennobling portraits, taken from 1910-1925, reveal the dignity and hope of his friends and neighbors during this time of great promise for African Americans.
Celebrate the bucolic splendor of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, an extraordinary, endangered ecosystem, and the West Coast’s largest inland estuary.
Stories and photographs of contemporary migrant farm workers give visitors a reality check on the food they eat and the people who harvest it.
Invite conversations about and reflections on the nuances of life along the U.S./Mexico border through neutral and studied photographs of the region.
Contemporary Native and Indigenous printmakers’ diverse points of view and styles of artwork are revealed through captivating and vibrant prints.
A visually arresting and powerful first-person history of one of the defining events of the 20th century through portraits and personal stories of Holocaust survivors.
California’s marine parks take on a beautiful, otherworldly presence through black-and-white photography. Explore all 1,100 miles of the Golden State’s coast, from San Diego to Crescent City, with “Our Ocean’s Edge.”
Meet Susie Keef Smith and Lula Mae Graves, adventurous cousins who traversed and photographed the California desert in the 1920s with six guns and burros by their sides.
An authentic view of California Indian people, communities, and land with origins predating the arrival of colonizers. Dugan Aguilar’s photographs make visible the ties between that age-old origin and the contemporary existence of a “Native” California.
Through remarkable large-scale art quilts and sculptural textile works, 40+ artists interpret the diversity, illusions, and realities of California.
Through contemporary works, “Textures of April 30th” explores a date that holds commemorative weight for many Vietnamese Americans: April 30, 1975, the Fall of Saigon.
The journeys, hopes, dreams, and concerns of new U.S. citizens come to life through vivid color portraits and personal stories.
The complex and nuanced relationships between Yosemite’s natural wonders and its five million annual visitors and workers come to life in “Yosemite People.”