Oak trees, snow geese, night herons eating Chinese takeout, a mastodon excavation, a brilliant coral reef, redwoods, roadkill, river otters and creeks are just a few of the wonders about to fill the Oakland Museum of California’s newly renovated natural science gallery. Read More
Oakland-based artist Hung Liu is a quiet pioneer.
The 65-year-old painter and installation artist has gone from hiding paintings in her pockets to establishing herself firmly in the West, creating an artistic legacy of more than 40 years and remaining relevant and revered in China, her home country. Read More
Love it or hate it, suburbia is an omnipresent facet of American society and culture. San Francisco photographer Beth Yarnelle Edwards can’t quite turn her back on it.
Edwards’ “Suburban Dreams,” on view at the Oakland Museum of California through June 30, features some 22 large-format photographs mostly shot in Silicon Valley.
She gives suburbia a mythical edge, at the same time observing commonplace, contemporary ideals and aspirations. Read More
What is the purpose of a museum? How does it handle and process its vast collections? “The Marvelous Museum,” artist Mark Dion’s installation on view at the Oakland Museum of California through Saturday, asks and answers these questions. Read More