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
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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.

 

When: Sunday, July 1, 2018 - Friday, August 31, 2018
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This summer the Lakeview branch will display select pieces by Oakland artist Wesley Timms. Wesley is a recent Art school graduate who loves Oakland and the support he receives from the community of artists here. His passion for Oakland and his unique point of view are reflected in his work. 

When: Saturday, June 9, 2018 - Friday, August 31, 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 August 31st, 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, eye and tissue donors is great--not just here in the Bay Area, but across the U.S.

 

When: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - Friday, August 31, 2018
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Come peer above and below the surface of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

This collection of stunning images captures the dynamics and beauty of the protected waters of this offshore sanctuary. The Marin/Sonoma coastal waters where Cordell Bank is located are some of the most life-rich in the world. 

The photos, taken by researchers, offer a portal into the incredible diversity of ocean wildlife we have the responsibility to steward together.

 

 

 

Where: Main Library
When: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - Saturday, November 3, 2018
Dave Stewart, Tony La Russa, and Carney Lansford

The Oakland History Room has mounted an exhibit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Oakland Athletics franchise. Since their earliest days here, the A’s have endeared themselves to fans by offering up a unique brand of play, style, show business, and team management. The exhibit features books, photos, trading cards, souvenir booklets, news clippings, and lots of memorabilia.  

The exhibit will run from August 1-November 3, 2018.