Current Exhibits

Where: Main Library
When: Saturday, May 5, 2018 - Saturday, August 18, 2018

Lift Every Voice is a weekly youth led art advocacy workshop series connecting young people in discussion and creation around youth incarceration. Come check out LEV's exhibit of youth art exploring the intricacies of the juvenile justice system and ways in which art can be used as an activist tool for prison abolition!

 

Where: Main Library
When: Saturday, May 5, 2018 - Saturday, August 25, 2018
Image of exhibit

Lift Every Voice is a weekly youth led art advocacy workshop series connecting young people in discussion and creation around youth incarceration. Come check out LEV's exhibit of youth art exploring the intricacies of the juvenile justice system and ways in which art can be used as an activist tool for prison abolition!

On the TeenZone Art Wall on the second floor.

 

Where: Main Library
When: Sunday, April 1, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018
Image of Judson Mills, Emeryville

Emeryville emerged in the late 19th century as a major center of industry because of its strategic location, low tax rates, and access to transportation.  The Oakland History Room is hosting the Emeryville Historical Society's new exhibit which documents with rare photographs Emeryville's manufacturing development and decline.

 

 

When: Friday, June 1, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018
Painting from exhibit.

Oakland is in transition at a rapid pace. Watercolorist Wendy Soneson  presents paintings that capture our city's shifting landscape. 

The artist will give a talk on Saturday, June 9 at 11:00 am. 

When: Saturday, June 9, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018
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Through a series of stunning black and white portraits taken by Bay Area social documentary photographer Katie Sugarman, this exhibit affirms that indeed Black Lives Matter.

On view from June 9th to June 30th, the Giving Me Life exhibit powerfully depicts the visual testimonials of nine African American Bay Area transplant recipients, who have overcome incredible obstacles in their respective journeys toward health, wellness and living their best lives—all thanks to the gift of organ, eye, and tissue donation. The exhibit also serves as a vital catalyst for dialogue and advocacy, as the need for more registered African American organ and tissue donors is great--not just here in the Bay Area, but across the U.S.