Current Exhibits

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: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Pencil Sketch of Water Tower and Garden in Berkeley by William P. Coburn, AIA

 

For the month of December, continues the display of the work of William Pierce Coburn, AIA. Twenty design drawings illustrate solutions to design problems over a span of 30 years.

Mr. Coburn, a graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Design and 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: Monday, December 1, 2014 - Monday, January 5, 2015
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The Oakland History Room has an interesting collection of panoramic photographs depicting various aspects of life in Oakland. The new display, “Oakland Panoramas,” will feature images of industries, schools, real estate developments and the changing cityscape. The exhibit will be located on the second floor of the Main Library.

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.