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I offer a "current" news item today:

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the opening of "California's 
Untold Stories: Gold Rush!"-- three exhibitions at the Oakland Museum 
in Oakland, California. The exhibitions opened Saturday, January 24th 
to coincide with the 150th anniversary of James Marshall's discovery of 
gold at Sutter's Mill. "Gold Fever" is an artifact-based exhibition and 
is amazing in its scope. "The Art of the Gold Rush" is an impressive 
exhibit of art works related to the Gold Rush.
   The third exhibition is "Silver & Gold: Cased Images of the 
California Gold Rush" and features 150 cased images, some never before 
publicly exhibited. The exhibition is STUNNING! My hat is off to co-
curators Drew Heath Johnson and Marcia Eymann,  Although I would highly 
advise anyone who can to see all three exhibitions while they are at 
Oakland, be advised that "Silver & Gold" will travel to the Crocker Art 
Museum from August 13 through October 10, 1999; and the National Museum 
of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, from October 30, 1998 through 
March 7, 1999.
   A selection of images from the exhibition is available on the 
Museum's web site as a "virtual tour":
        http://www.museumca.org/goldrush/silver.html

   The exhibition is accompanied by a MARVELOUS, fully illustrated, 
160-page catalog:
   "Silver & Gold: Cased Images of the California Gold Rush"
   Edited by Drew Heath Johnson & Marcia Eymann, Introduction by Marcia 
Eymann
   with Essays by Drew Health Johnson, John Wood, and Peter E. 
Palmquist
   (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press for the Oakland Museum of 
California,
    1998)  73 pages illustrated text / 150 Plates (50 in color)

The book may be purchased directly from the museum:
	cloth (hardbound):  $60.00
	paper (softbound):  $30.00
	Oakland Museum of California
	Att. Museum Store
	1000 Oak Street
	Oakland CA  94607
phone orders welcomed:  (510) 238-6305
Museum store hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
(Pacific time)

The book is also available from University of Iowa Press:
	cloth (hardbound):  $59.95
	paper (softbound):  $29.95
	Publications Order Department
	The University of Iowa
	2222 Old Hwy 218 S
	Iowa City IA  52242-1602
phone orders welcomed:  (800) 235-2665 (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST)
or via the web:  http://lime.weeg.uiowa.edu/~uipress/orderfrm.html


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Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     
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01-30-98


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