Oakland Museum of California

10:02pm

Mon September 22, 2014
City Visions: September 29, 2014

City Visions: Four Bay Area Artistic Communities that Influenced the World

Diego Rivera

City Visions host Joseph Pace talks to the curators of "Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California," a new exhibit of the Oakland Museum of California and SFMOMA.  The exhibit highlights four creative communities in the Bay Area that influenced the art world.  By weaving together the museums' holdings of California art and ephemera, "Fertile Ground" tells the stories of the artists and institutions that generated unique artistic innovation. 

The four key moments and communities featured are:

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4:30pm

Mon May 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

Oakland Museum takes 'Vinyl' off the shelf

‘Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records’ at the Oakland Museum of California is open now until July 19th.
Ashleyanne Krigbaum

When was the last time you went to the museum and learned how to deejay? Or sat around for hours, listening to rare, mint-condition records? 

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6:37pm

Wed May 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

Super Awesome: Giant Robot's Cultural Evolution

Giant Robot at OCMA

It used to be that the terms “nerdy” and “cool” were at opposite ends of a spectrum. Collecting comics was for losers, listening to punk rock was for cool kids. But these days, there’s a kind of intersection of hipness and geekiness-- from the high-tech devices in our pockets to the sci-fi and comic-inspired entertainment we consume, “cool nerd” culture is really having its day. But back in the mid-90s, there was a magazine that was already bridging that gap: Giant Robot, which brought together video games, collecting, music, and art with a uniquely Asian American perspective.

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4:29pm

Thu November 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

A Cinematic Study of Fog: Interview with filmmaker Sam Green

Filmmaker Sam Green

The San Francisco Bay Area is famous for something that affects everybody’s visibility: fog.

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5:05pm

Thu October 31, 2013
Arts & Culture

The only ghost town in the Bay Area-Drawbridge

Gunning skiff, Collection of San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park. Photo courtesy of Oakland Museum of California.

Think of a ghost town, and San Francisco Bay is not likely to come to mind. Yet the remnants of such a place are currently sinking into the marshes near Fremont. Back in the 1920s, the settlement of Drawbridge boasted about 90 buildings, most having some connection to duck hunting.

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