Oakland Museum of California

Oakland, CA

510-238-2200 or toll free at 888-625-6873



Resource Library articles and essays honoring the American experience through its art:

Artists of Invention: a Century of California College of the Arts; with essay by Philip E. Linhares (11/1/07)

Plant Portraits: The California Legacy of A. R. Valentien (2/8/05)

The Art of Fred Martin: A Retrospective, 1948-2003 (7/21/03)

Wild Wings: The Waterfowl Art of Harry Curieux Adamson (11/4/02)

Inspiration and Influence: The Visions of Ansel Adams; essay by Drew Heath Johnson (7/22/02)


Ansel Adams: Inspiration and Influence (6/12/02)

Scene in Oakland, 1852-2002: Artworks Celebrating the City's 150th Anniversary (2/19/02)

Scene in Oakland, 1852-2002: Artworks Celebrating the City's 150th Anniversary, essay by Harvey L. Jones (2/13/02)

Native Grandeur: Preserving California's Vanishing Landscapes; "Landscape Painting in California," essay by Jean Stern (8/25/01)

A Legacy of Early California Paintings: The Shumate Collection (4/13/01)


California Species: Biological Art & Illustration (8/29/00)

California Classic: Realist Paintings by Robert Bechtle (4/18/00)

Posters American Style at the Oakland Museum of California (6/5/99)

California, Art of the Gold Rush (11/97)


The Oakland Museum of California is devoted to the environment, history and art of the state. The museum is located at Oak and 10th Streets in downtown Oakland, one block from the Lake Merritt BART station and four blocks from Highway 880. Museum hours and admission fees are available on the museum's website.


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