Oakland Museum of California in Oakland
Oakland Museum of California or Oakland Museum is a museum dedicated to the art, history, and natural science of California located in Oakland, California.
The Oakland Museum of California is the only museum devoted to the art, history, culture, and natural environment of California. Opened in 1969, the museum's architecture, designed by Kevin Roche, is a three-tiered blend of galleries, terraces, patios, sculpture gardens, and ponds. The Museum's vast collections, together with special exhibitions and educational outreach programs, attract visitors from around the world.
Located at Oak and 10th Streets in downtown Oakland, the museum can be reached easily by BART (one block from Lake Merritt station), car, or bus. The address of the museum is 1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607. The museum cafe, Blue Oak, offers patio dining overlooking the koi pond.
Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays (and New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Admission is $12 general; $9 seniors and students (with ID); $6 youth, ages 9–17; free to members, children 8 and younger. First Sundays are always free.
The Oakland Museum of California was closed from August 2009 to May 2010 for renovations costing $62 million. As part of the closure, the museum reinstalled the art and history galleries and upgraded the common areas of the building site. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill designed the environmental graphics program for the renovation and re-branding of the Museum.
Artists with paintings in this art museum include Thomas Hill, Albert Bierstadt, Jules Tavernier ("Yosemite"), George Burgess, Granville Redmond, Charles Rollo Peters ("Nocturnal"), Selden Connor Gile, August Gay, Maynard Dixon, Childe Hassam, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Wayne Thiebaud, Mel Ramos, and Susan Hauptman ("Self-Portrait with Bowling Ball").
- Oakland Museum of California Official website
- Collection of Images from the Oakland Museum of California Collection of photos
- Oakland Collection - includes historical photographs, paintings, documents, objects, all about Oakland
-  - New York TImes article mentions museum, and Marketing Manager Adam Rozan