In early November 2010, The California Museum introduced the exhibit The Central Valley Turns On: Psychedelic Art, 1965-1975. Since Sac History Happenings got its start nearly two months later, contributing bloggers missed the chance to inform readers about this music and arts-related display. Now is our opportunity.
In just over two weeks, on May 8, 2011, The Central Valley Turns On will come to a close and for the time being, this series of colorful, mind-bending rock-and-roll posters will leave the public eye. As the California Museum website states, "the exhibit features promotional posters and handbills that originated from the dance and concert venues of the Central Valley, many of which have not been publicly displayed since they were made in the 1960s and 1970s."
You still have time to experience The Central Valley Turns On and to see wild depictions of Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. It's sure to be a great trip back to the Central Valley's musical and cultural past.
The California Museum is located at 1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814. They are open Monday through Saturday, 10am-5pm, and Sundays, 12pm-5pm. Admission ranges from $8.50 to $6.00 per person; children under five are free.
IMAGE CREDIT: "Country Joe and the Dead", from the collection of Paul Getchell, Courtesy of the California Museum.