2014 Event Archives

Event Archives - 2014

Sunday, December 7 - First Sundays
For decades, our featured artist Miné Okubo sent a new one-of-a-kind drawing to hundreds of friends and family members every December. To celebrate that tradition at this special season of the year, we have recreated some of these magical cards for children to decorate and fill with their own holiday wishes.

Saturday, December 6 - RCCD Chancellor's Holiday Reception

Thursday, December 4 - Artswalk Screening of We Were Here: The AIDS Years in San Francisco. In honor of World AIDS Day, the Center screened this moving documentary examining the political and social impact of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco.​

Thursday, November 6 - Artswalk Screening of Hidden Legacy: Traditional Japenese Performing Arts in the Internment Camps. The Center hosted the Inland Empire premiere of this exploration of Japanese traditional arts being taught and performed in the internment camps, with a Q&A and koto performance by the film’s Creative Director Shirley Muramoto-Wong.​

Sunday, November 2 - First Sundays
Create and decorate your very own Day of the Dead masks!

Sunday, October 5 - First Sundays
Come learn about the art of Mexican muralist Diego Rivera and his wife, the equally amazing artist Frida Kahlo. Make your own versions of Frida’s famous self-portraits, or add your imagination to the big Diego-style wall mural in our KidZone!

Thursday, October 2 - Artswalk Screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin. The Center screened this absorbing documentary about the “lost prophet” of the Civil Rights Movement, whose important record on human rights remains largely unknown in part because he was an openly gay man in a homophobic era.

Saturday, September 6 – Save Our Chinatown and the History Department at California State University, San Bernadino presented oral histories on Riverside’s Chinatown conducted by CSUSB history students. 

Saturday, September 4 – Artswalk Screening of Chicano Rock! The Sounds of East Los Angeles. The Center celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a screening of Jon Wilkman’s 2008 documentary on the legendary East Los Angeles music scene.

Wednesday, August 20 – Nearly 30 Japanese students from UCR Extension’s International Education Program toured the Center, learning about the history of Japanese American internment and local struggles for social justice.



     Photo: Taken from First Sundays Event


Thursday, August 7 – Artswalk Screening of The Cats of Mirikitani
In honor of the 69th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Center offered two free screenings of this extraordinary documentary on Japanese American artist Jimmy Mirikitani.

Thursday, July 3 – Artswalk screening of Waste Land
With the World Cup in mind, the Center offered two screenings of the acclaimed documentary Waste Land, which examines the impact of art on garbage pile workers in Rio de Janeiro.

Tuesday, June 24 – Mission Inn Museum Student Ambassadors
75 middle school students visited the Center as part of the Mission Inn Museum’s Student Ambassadors program.

Saturday, June 21 – Happy Birthday Miné!
The Center celebrated Miné’s 102nd birthday, which would have been on June 27th, by making origami cranes in support of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum’s California Paper Crane Peace Project (http://www.riversideca.gov/museum/exhibit-22.asp.​

Wednesday, June 18 – Cultural Heritage Board Tour
Members of the City’s Cultural Heritage Board took a tour of the Center.

Saturday, May 17 – Old Riverside Foundation Home Tour
380 visitors toured the Center as part of ORF’s annual tour of Riverside’s historic treasures.

Sunday, May 4 – First Sundays
The Center gave children an opportunity to “Make Modern Art!” as part of the October-May program for families offered by downtown museums.