Dixon's "A Pageant of Tradition", Gillis
Hall, Stanley Mosk
Library and Courts Building.
State Library Foundation and Infopeople
are hosting a free reception at the California
State Library Sunday, November 12, from 6:00 to
7:30 for everyone coming to the California Library
Association’s annual conference
in Sacramento November 10-13, 2006. The Sunday
evening reception will allow conference-goers from
around the state to socialize with their peers
midst the historic ambiance of the Stanley Mosk
Library and Courts Building at 914 Capitol Mall,
across the street from the State Capitol and
building, which was completed in 1928, is widely
regarded as one of the most beautiful buildings in
state government. The neo-classical structure’s
exterior is clad in Sierra white granite and
granitex architectural terra cotta.
statue, Circulation and Catalog room, Stanley Mosk Library
and Courts Building.
November 12th reception areas will include the
Memorial Entrance Vestibule on the first floor,
the State Librarian’s office and adjoining
hallway on the second floor, and Gillis Hall and
the Circulation and Catalog Room on the third
floor. The Vestibule, which is dedicated to
California veterans who died in World War I,
features towering decorative Italian marble
pillars and a mural painted by Frank Van Sloan.
The State Librarian’s office has several
important California landscape and portrait
paintings, while the second floor front hallway
features the Anoakia Murals by Maynard Dixon.
Gillis Hall contains the immense mural, “A
Pageant of Tradition,” also created by Dixon,
with a theme of California’s historical progress
and pioneering ambition. The Circulation and
Catalog room is graced by a highly ornamented
ceiling and bronze entrance gate, chandelier, and
Entrance Vestibule, Stanley Mosk
State Librarian's Office.
join California State Library Foundation officers,
the California State Library and Infopeople for an
early evening of fun, good conversation, and
refreshments, and enjoy this opportunity to view
the artistic and architectural details that make
the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building one
of the gems of Sacramento.
Van Sloan mural, Stanley Mosk Library and Courts