Get Your Calendars Out for these Upcoming Summer Exhibitions at the Oakland Museum
The Oakland Museum of California is a bucket list item that often flies under the Bay Area radar, but their exciting calendar of summer events are too good to pass up.
If you’re a fan of all things California—and, let’s be honest, you are—the museum is a great place to learn all about the many stories that have taken place here. And their 2017 lineup of up-and-coming exhibitions is something you should draw your gaze toward.
Over the Top: Math Bass and the Imperial Court SF: Only San Francisco would annually elect a court of monarchs to spearhead charitable fundraising efforts an alternative society of drag queens. See paintings, sculpture and video that will bend your perception.
Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest: If you need air conditioning and a break from reality, this collection will take you on a dreamlike, sometimes humorous trip. Paintings and sculptures spanning his career will be accompanied by listening stations that give visitors a chance to interact with each piece. The exhibit runs through August 20th.
Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing : Dorothea Lange is arguably one of the most powerful American photojournalists of the 20th century, and, therefore, you should definitely prioritize a visit to the museum before August 13th. (You can only Netflix and chill so often.) Her photographs are moving and memorable testaments to the political action an image can trigger.
Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact: If you’ve ever dreamed about crawling through a giant beehive and trying on a beekeeper suit, get yourself over to this “buzzing” attraction before it ends on October 22, 2017. Learn all about the importance of bees in California’s economy and ecosystem and get hands-on about the insect that’s inspired many a sorority girl’s halloween costume.