April 28, 2010

Oakland: Oakland Museum of California; things to do

880 South 

After being renovated and expanded to the tune of $62 million, the Oakland Museum of California reopens this weekend. Admission is free beginning May 1 at 11 a.m. through May 2 at 6 p.m. Yes, that is 31 hours straight, with plenty of festivities planned to entertain throughout--all funded by Target. Inside The Gallery of California History you'll see Dorothea Lange’s Depresession images projected on the windshield of a Model T Ford and--in the museum’s spirit of providing thoughtful experiences and making clever use of artifacts--you can curl up in a real pipe from the infamous Pipe City. The Gallery of California Art offers further interactive ways to heighten your sensitivity to the art being observed.

More things to do in Oakland.

Way more things to do in Oakland.

More ideas for exploring Northern California.

image courtesy of venue; Isaac W. Baker, Untitled (Portrait of a Chinese Man), c.1851; gift of an anonymous donor.

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