A new coalition of East Bay arts organizations is making joint funding requests of Alameda County and cooperating on a regional “return to the arts” campaign.
Oakland Museum of California
‘No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man’ at OMCA is captivating
A playful exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California offers an insight into the particular creative culture of the extraordinary yearly gathering in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.
‘Pushing West’ at OMCA celebrates the photography of Andrew J. Russell
He took one of the most famous photographs in American history — perhaps with this remarkable exhibit Russell will be restored to his rightful place in art history.
‘Queer California: Untold Stories’ at OMCA is distinctive and illuminating
Although it is a large exhibit, featuring the work of over 70 artists, archivists, curators and other collaborators, the new show can only scratch the surface in exploring those who identify with the LGBTQ+ community.
Bites: Desco and Café Eugene to close, Ramen Kitchen at Bo’s, the T-Rex identity crisis
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Navi Kitchen, Blue Bottle, Wingman, more
Juhu Beach Club’s Preeti Mistry is opening a second East Bay restaurant, Navi Kitchen, Blue Bottle is finally about to open in Berkeley, Bowl’d is opening a fried chicken joint, and much more.
How Quirky was Berkeley: The social justice posters of the Red Sun Rising collective
The Red Sun Rising collective was a commune in Berkeley in the 1960s and 1970s. It was located at 2239 Parker St., although not all of the members lived in the house. This painting of the collective was made in 1972. To the Berkeley of 2015, the Berkeley of the 1960s and early 1970s seems […]
What goes around comes around: ‘Vinyl’ at OMCA
Artist Raphael Villet interviewed collectors and photographed them as part of the Oakland Museum of California’s new exhibition, Vinyl: The sound and Culture of Records. Photo: courtesy of Raphael Villet Artist Raphael Villet interviewed collectors and photographed them as part of the Oakland Museum of California’s new exhibition, Vinyl: The sound and Culture of Records. […]
The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend
A musical adaptation of the beloved children’s book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon opens this weekend in Berkeley. Photo: Bay Area Children’s Theater WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON UC Berkeley grad Min Kanhg is a triple-threat: composer, lyricist, and playwright. And he donned all of those hats to create Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, […]
Bird’s eye view: San Francisco Bay as seen from the air
An aerial view of the Berkeley Pier, one of the photographs in the new book “Around the Bay: Man-made Sites of Interest in the San Francisco Bay Region.’ Photo: CLUI An aerial view of the Berkeley Pier, one of the photographs in the new book “Around the Bay: Man-made Sites of Interest in the San […]
Local boy shoots 2 bay bridges under construction
“Quitting Time,” 1935 by Peter Stackpole. Gelatin silver print, 7 x 9.13 in. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland Museum of California Founders Fund. “Quitting Time,” 1935 by Peter Stackpole. Gelatin silver print, 7 x 9.13 in. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland Museum of California Founders Fund. As the new, […]
Paulson Bott Press: A creative hub for artist Hung Liu
Luzao (Stove), 2008 by Hung Liu Hung Liu, one of the most prominent Chinese painters working in the United States today, lives locally and teaches at Mills College. The Oakland Museum of California is currently exhibiting Summoning Ghosts, the first comprehensive survey of her work (it runs through June 30), and a new show of her work, Questions […]