Current Exhibits

Where: Main Library
When: Monday, July 28, 2014 - Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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THIS EXHIBIT HAS BEEN EXTENDED! NOTE THE NEW DATE!

The Oakland History Room's current exhibit explores how the East Bay region mobilized for World War II, the mass migration that changed the area demographically, the industries that changed the area economically, and the social and political movements that sprung from the war years. The exhibit will feature historic documents, photographs, maps, posters, and other materials.

 

When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Chavez Library will be displaying an altar to commemorate the Latino holiday. The community is invited to contribute by adding a photo of someone deceased that they would like to honor.

La Biblioteca Chávez estará exhibiendo un altar para conmemorar la fiesta latina. Se invita a la comunidad a contribuir añadiendo una foto de alguien fallecido que les gustaría honrar.

When: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Study #1 by Architect, William Pierce Coburn

For the months of November and December, William Pierce Coburn presents an exhibition of 20 design drawings illustrating solutions to design problems over a span of 30 years.

Mr. Coburn, a graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Design and a veteran of many experiences in Oakland neighborhoods, has had a design practice for many years. He is based in West Oakland.  These sketches and design drawings illustrate the commitments people continue to make as they invest in Oakland and its environs.

 

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Saturday, November 29, 2014
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Come and be inspired by this annual show, which offers unique photograhic expression of Rockridge people, places and moments.  Featured are works by local artists: Martha Snider, Robert Hofmann, Chuck Fisher, Robert Firehock, L Tipler Ubberlohde and Irving S. Wiltshire.  

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 - Saturday, November 29, 2014
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The Art of Modeling will be about the working relationship between the artist, the muse and the finished product - a sculpture. The model in stillness and in movement as a key participant in the creative process is a theme. Highlights include a drawing by Zimou Tan, dance floor pattern by Adam Hunter Caldwell, and work by sculptor Michey Quinn, photographer Lea del Pomo and members of the Rockridge Community Photography Group. 

 

Where: Main Library
When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Memory Trace is an intergenerational public art project that took place at the San Antonio/Fruitvale Senior Center between the spring and summer of 2014.

In order to build a bridge between the generations the basis of the project was to have young people spend time at the Center and interview senior citizens. Working with students from ARISE High School and the Unity Council's Latino Men and Boys Group, Memory Trace compiled interviews that were transformed into a comic book.

The exhibition consists of the comic book, original drawings, paintings and stories gathered by the youth and seniors.

This event is supported by the Oakland City Council and funded by the City of Oakland's Cultural Funding Program.