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Annual Native Youth Art Show
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: April 10 – May 13
Artwork from young artists ages 5 – 20 from the United Auburn Indian Community and the Sierra Native Alliance will be on display.


"Stories of the River, Stories of the People: Memory on the Klamath River Basin"
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: March 15 - May 13, 2014

Guest Curator Brittani Orona has created this exhibit of photographs and recorded interviews relating to the grassroots activism to remove the dams on the Klamath River and the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement of 2010.

"A Brush With Nature"
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: February 15 - May 6

This collection includes acrylic paintings and mosaics by local artist Gayle Anita.

"Our Journey: The First Families of East Yolo"
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: Ongoing

This collection of historical photographs, on loan from the West Sacramento Historical Society, honors the first families - Native Americans - who lived, worked and raised their families in what is know known as West Sacramento.

Past Exhibit - "Traditional Arts of Jeremy Peconom, Mountain Maidu Artist"
News Image“Traditional Arts of Jeremy Peconom, Mountain Maidu Artist"
Exhibit Show Dates: August 6 – January 6

Jeremy Peconom is a local Mountain Maidu artist who has created an amazing collection of tools, weapons and regalia made in the traditional ways he learned from his elders.


Past Exhibit - "Ancient Times" by Charley Burns
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: July 10 through August 28, 2013

Charley Burns is a Yurok Indian artist of the Klamath River area. The exhibit “Ancient Times” is a collection of pen and ink drawings showing his love for nature and curiosity for life.

Past Exhibit "Coyote": Various Artists
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: June 7 - July 27

This multimedia exhibit includes paintings, poems, songs and photographs about Coyote from 17 different Native American artists.



Past Exhibit - "Frank R. LaPena Collection"
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: January 18 - April 8.
This collection consists of various documents covering historic Native American events, Frank LaPena's own artwork and artwork of his fellow artists, including photographs by Dugan Aguilar and Francisco Dominguez.


Past Exhibit - Artwork by L. Frank Manriquez
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: September 10 - October 26

L. Frank Manriquez (Tongva/Ajachmem) is a Native California Indian artist, writer and tribal scholar. This collection includes many of her dramatic photographs, large collages of digital prints and colorful paintings.

Past Exhibit: Artwork by Billy Hawk Enos & Winema Marie Suehead
News Image"Traditions Learned Through Time” by artist Billy Hawk Enos and “Artwork by Winema Marie Suehead”

Exhibit Show Dates: May 6, 2013 - June 25, 2013.

Past Exhibit: Our Stories: Judith Lowry's Artistic Reflections on Native California
News ImageOur Stories: Judith Lowry’s Artistic Reflections on Native California
Exhibit Show Dates: February 16 - May 31, 2013


The exhibit “Our Stories” is a collection of vibrant, large scale narratives that Judith Lowry painted over the past 20 years. Her themes include family stories, California Native oral traditions, pop culture, women’s roles, and politics. She uses symbols inspired by her California Indian roots, mixing her family histories with important oral histories.

Past Exhibit: Native American Children's Art Show
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Exhibit Dates: April 8 – April 30

Artwork from young artists ages 5-18 from the United Auburn Indian Community and the Sierra Native Alliance will be on display.



Past Exhibit: I Am Your Chief
News ImageExhibit Show Dates: April 20-June 14.
Artists Patricia Mills and Michael Rowden d'Portola were so moved by the tragedy of the Northern California Modoc War of 1873, they felt compelled to paint this large scale piece.

Past Exhibit: Artwork by Frank Day & Jeremy Peconom
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Artistic Expression of Maidu Legends & History
by Frank Day (Ly-dam-lilly), Maidu Indian Artist, Historian & Storyteller
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Traditional Maidu Primitive Arts
by Jeremy Peconom, Maidu Indian Artist

Exhibits in both the Zents Gallery and the Indigenous Gallery
Show Dates: September 15, 2012 - January 19, 2013



Past Exhibit: Preserving the Site: The Legacy of Myron Zents
Through news articles, photography and objects from the museum’s collection, learn about the foundation of the Maidu Museum and the important role Myron Zents played in preserving this historic site. Exhibition May 19-September 8.

Past Exhibit: Seaweed, Salmon and Manzanita Cider
News ImageThis traveling exhibit, organized by the Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House in Ukiah explored traditional hunting, collecting, food preparation and food preservation by California Indian cultures from all regions of California.

View this and other exhibits during open hours.


Past Exhibit: Empowering Our People - Artistic Expressions of Native American Children
News ImagePast Exhibit: Showcasing the colorful artwork of Native American Children ages 5-18 from the American Education Program of the Sacramento City Unified School District. Show Dates: September 20, 2010 - March 31, 2011.

Past Exhibit: Our Precious Legacy: Mountain Maidu Baskets from the Meadows-Baker Families
News ImagePast Exhibit: Featuring three generations of weavers, their baskets, their lives and the artistry of their creations. Show dates: September 18, 2010 through July 31, 2011


Past Exhibit: Sing Me Your Story, Dance Me Home - Art & Poety from Native California
News ImagePast Exhibit: This multi-media exhibition was based on work created for the book, The Dirt Is Red Here, showcasing California Indian stories, songs and dances in the form of poetry, paintings, baskets, photographs, and sculpture.

Past Exhibit: Designs From Nature
News ImageCharley Burns, Yurok, art show Designs from Nature was on exhibit at the Maidu Interpretive Center September 2009 through December 2009. Charley is an active dancer and singer in the native community and continues to express his culture through his artwork.

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