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Press Release: California Girls 2

June 10, 2021

California Girls 2

Marking the 50th Anniversary of Tom Marioni’s time at Richmond Art Center

California Girls 2:

Rewriting the Rules: An Interview with Tom Marioni:

Richmond, CA: Richmond Art Center (RAC) presents a new exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of California Girls. The 1971 exhibition was the last show organized by groundbreaking curator Tom Marioni for RAC and included early works from the feminist art movement. Marioni was dismissed from his job at RAC shortly after the opening reception.

California Girls 2 can be viewed on Richmond Art Center’s website and includes recent work by 12 Bay Area artists who Marioni admires: Susan Backman, Mitra N Forouhar, Diane Andrews Hall, Mildred Howard, Mary Ijichi, Flicka McGurrin, Cheryl Meeker, Susan Middleton, Gay Outlaw, Diane Roby, Frances Valesco, and Catherine Wagner.

Accompanying the exhibition is a new interview with Tom Marioni. In Rewriting the Rules: An Interview with Tom Marioni Marioni discusses his time at Richmond Art Center with curator Shaelyn Hanes.

About Richmond Art Center: Richmond Art Center has been sharing art and creating with the community since 1936. Our programs encompass classes, exhibitions and events at our facility, as well as off-site activities that bring free, high-quality art making experiences to WCCUSD schools, community centers, and Richmond Public Library.

For more information contact:
Amy Spencer, Exhibitions Director
Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804


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