Friday, October 14, 2011

the lovely oakland museum..

Over the bay bridge and through the woods, ok not really, but near Lake Merritt and in the wonderful city of Oakland lives a jewel of a museum that embodies all the great things of California history-natural and visual. The Oakland Museum is a force and recently underwent an extensive renovation making it even more appealing as a source of unique exhibits and local heritage.
Currently, they have a fabulous exhibit all about dear John Muir. I was asked to create some pieces for the museum store to honor the man and his legacy and did I have fun with that. Soaring abstract trees swarm over the plates and give way to color, nature, and the largess that is John Muir.

Head over to the East bay and check it out. They also have a legendary Day of the Dead exhibit that is always a treat as well as a fascinating photography show of Richard Misrach on the tragic Oakland Fires that began 20 years ago today.
And much more to take in-and while you're there--too many to mention fabulous restaurants in Oakland as well..