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The Legacy of Marin City – A California Story, from 1942 to 1962

Presented by Performing Stars and Marin County Department of Cultural Services and Marin Cultural Association at Bartolini Gallery, San Rafael CA

Aug 20 2022
Nov 01 2022
The Legacy of Marin City – A California Story, from 1942 to 1962

Marin City 80 exhibit: original artwork, music, memorabilia from Black workers of Marinship

Grand Opening:
* Saturday, August 20, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Exhibition Dates:
* August 20 – November 1

The Department of Cultural Services and the Marin Cultural Association proudly celebrate the 80th anniversary of Marin City with two unique art exhibits and a special theater performance that celebrates the Black narrative and experience of people who have endured through incredible odds.

The two exhibits are curated by Jahi of Microphone Mechanics in partnership with Performing Stars of Marin.

This interactive, historical, and immersive experience features memorabilia from Black shipyard workers who worked at the Marinship shipyard.

The exhibit includes contemporary original artwork by Chuck D of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Public Enemy, clay sculptures by San Francisco based artist Kaytea Petro, and original pieces made by Marin City youth in collaboration with Lynn Sondag, Associate Professor of Art at Dominican University of California.

The Legacy of Marin City — A California Story will display original, never seen before photos and articles about the Black experience in Marin City from 1942 — 1962 from the Felecia Gaston Collection, the Anne T. Kent California Room Collection, The Ruth Marion and Pirkle Jones Collection, The Bancroft Library, the Daniel Ruark Collection, and news clippings from the San Francisco Archives.

Also featured, will be a music exhibit from 1942 – 1962, displayed on vinyl, featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, as well as augmented and virtual reality experiences.

FREE GRAND OPENING Saturday, August 20 from Noon to 4 p.m.

This is not just an event — this is Marin City legacy.


Free admission

Contact: (415) 473-6400

    Official Website

Additional time info:

Grand Opening:  Saturday, August 20, 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Gallery Hours:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Bartolini Gallery

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

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