Harvard Moves 5K Your Way:  Sacramento Murals Walk

Join your fellow Sacramento Harvard alumni for the Harvard Alumni Association's annual, global event: "Harvard Moves 5K Your Way"

For this year's "Harvard Moves 5K Your Way," on Sunday, November 5, 2023, the Harvard Club of Sacramento will lead a tour of our beloved city's murals, starting at 11 AM PST. Sacramento is rich with murals, many of which are in easy-to-find yet "hidden" places in Midtown/R Street! Come discover them with us. 

"Mural painting is inherently different from all other forms of pictorial art in that it is organically connected with architecture. The use of colour, design, and thematic treatment can radically alter the sensation of spatial proportions of the building. In this sense, mural is the only form of painting that is truly three-dimensional, since it modifies and partakes of a given space. Byzantine mosaic decoration evinced the greatest respect for organic architectural form. The great artists of the Renaissance, on the other hand, attempted to create an illusionistic feeling for space, and the masters of the subsequent Baroque period obtained such radical effects as to seem to dissolve almost entirely the walls or ceilings. Apart from its organic relation to architecture, a second characteristic of mural painting is its broad public significance. The mural artist must conceive pictorially a social, religious, or patriotic theme on the appropriate scale in reference both to the structural exigencies of the wall and to the idea expressed." (Source: https://www.britannica.com/art/mural-painting).


When:  Sunday, November 5th at 11:00 AM PST

Where:  Mills Cafe, located at 1827 I Street (next to Ace Hardware store, at 18th and I Streets)
Cost: Free

Notes:  Stroller-friendly!
How to Register:  Pre-registration is required, by emailing Mary Mooney at marymmooney@gmail.com!

Questions:  Please email hcsacramento@post.harvard.edu