Grand Opening! Gorman Museum of Native American Art

Grand Opening Event

Event Date

Join us for the Grand Opening events on Sep 22 & 23!

The Grand Opening Dedication: On the afternoon of Friday, Sep 22, we will have the ribbon cutting event to officially open the new building.  The dedication will feature words from campus leadership as we reflect on the history of the museum and the future impact it will have in its new home.
12 to 2 p.m.

A Celebration: On Saturday, Sep 23, we will celebrate the opening with a variety of live performances and activities while experiencing the new space.  
12 to 4 p.m. 


  • Live musical performance by Twice as Good - Paul & Rich Steward
  • Live musical performance by Audiopharmacy & Ras K'Dee
  • DJ Char
  • Art making activities with:
    • Dixie Rogers (Karuk) - Wrapped baskets
      Meyo Maruffo (Pomo) - Mini Tule boats
      L. Frank Manriquez (Tongva/Ajachmem) - Stone carvings
      Carla Munoz (Ohlone) - Then & Now Game
      Jess Rouse (Pit River) - Bracelets

  • Artist vendor booths:
    • Monique Sonoquie (Tongva/Chumash)
      Melody Williams (Sherwood Valley Pomo)
      Eric Wilder (Kashiya Pomo)
      Deserea Langley (Paiute/Shoshone)
      Ali Meders-Knights (Mechoopda)
      Amy Eva & Sadie Ellingson (Tsimshian/Mono Paiute)
      Ras K’Dee (Pomo)
      Johnny Clay (Pomo/Maidu)
      Bev Ortiz (Coast Miwok/Pomo)
      Jada & George Blake (Hupa/Yurok)
      Ras K'Dee (Ohlone)

  • Museum tours