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OAKMOA_130726_047.JPG: Albert Bierstadt
Yosemite Valley, 1868
OAKMOA_130726_075.JPG: Wayne Thiebaud
Urban Square, 1980
OAKMOA_130726_110.JPG: William Hahn
Return from the Bear Hunt, 1882
OAKMOA_130726_142.JPG: Maynard Dixon
A "scab" is a worker who crosses a union picket line. In this dark and somber painting, Maynard Dixon recorded San Francisco's violent 1934 longshoremen's general strike. It closed shipping ports throughout the West Coast.
OAKMOA_130726_156.JPG: Dorothea Lange
Untitled (Payday, Richmond), 1942
OAKMOA_130726_161.JPG: Dorothea Lange
Manzanar Relocation Center, July 3, 1942
OAKMOA_130726_168.JPG: Dorothea Lange
One Nation Indivisible (Pledge of Allegiance at Rafael Weill Elementary School a Few Weeks Prior to Evacuation, San Francisco)
April 20, 1942
OAKMOA_130726_183.JPG: Dorothea Lange
Tractored Out, Childress County, Texas, June 1938
OAKMOA_130726_188.JPG: Dorothea Lange
San Francisco Social Security Office, 1937
OAKMOA_130726_193.JPG: Dorothea Lange and Documentary Photography
During the Great Depression, photographers used the camera as an instrument for social change.
For many photographers during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the times demanded that they document the plight of the poor and displaced. In California, this meant recording the experiences of the thousands of Dust Bowl refugees fleeing wasted farms in the South and Midwest.
Foremost among these was Berkeley-based photographer, Dorothea Lange. He intimate and sympathetic documents are portraits of dignity in the face of despair. Encouraged by government-funded art programs and picture magazines like Life, she and others created an indelible record of Americans in hard times.
The Oakland Museum of California houses Lange's personal archive of 25,000 negatives; 6,000 vintage prints; field notes; and personal memorabilia. Visit the archive only at oac.cdlib.org .
OAKMOA_130726_205.JPG: Sculpture by Ruth Asawa who died about 10 days after I saw this
OAKMOA_130726_211.JPG: Peter Stackpole:
Bridging the Bay
OAKMOA_130726_256.JPG: Childe Hassam
Hill of the Sun, San Anselmo, California, 1914
OAKMOA_130726_263.JPG: William Ritschell
"Centurians" Monterey Coast, early 20th century
OAKMOA_130726_315.JPG: William Keith
Kings River Canyon, 1878
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Wikipedia Description: Oakland Museum of California
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The Oakland Museum of California or OMCA (formerly the Oakland Museum) is an interdisciplinary museum dedicated to the art, history, and natural science of California, located in Oakland, California. The museum contains more than 1.8 million objects dedicated to "telling the extraordinary story of California." It was created in the mid-1960s out of the merger of three separate museums dating from the early 20th century, and was opened in 1969.
The museum building, designed by architect Kevin Roche, with landscape design by Dan Kiley and gardens by Geraldine Knight Scott, is an important example of mid-century modernism and the integration of indoor and outdoor spaces. The concrete building includes three tiers, one each focusing on the art, history, and natural science collections, along with temporary exhibition galleries, an auditorium, a restaurant, and other ancillary spaces. Outdoor architectural features are terraced roof gardens, patios, outdoor sculpture, a large lawn area, and a koi pond.
Between 2009 and 2013, the museum underwent a major renovation and expansion designed by Mark Cavagnero Associates. The art and history galleries were closed from August 2009 to May 2010, followed by closure of the natural science gallery and education facilities (reopened in May 2013). Skidmore, Owings and Merrill designed the environmental graphics program for the renovation and re-branding of the museum. Core support for the capital improvements came from Measure G, a $23.6 million bond initiative passed by Oakland voters in 2002.
The museum owns more than 70,000 examples of California art and design, created from the mid-1800s to the present. Painters represented in the art collection include Addie L. Ballou, Albert Bierstadt, George Henry Burgess, Richard Diebenkorn, Maynard Dixon, Childe Hassam, Thomas Hill, Amédée Joullin, William Keith, David Park, Mel Ramos, Granville Redmond, Jules Tavernier, Wayne Thiebaud, and the "Society of Six" (William H. Clapp, Selden Connor Gile, August Gay, Bernard Von Eichman, Maurice Logan, and Louis Siegriest). The museum holds the personal archives of Dorothea Lange and images by many other noted photographers.
The Museum holds a notable collection of paintings and decorative objects associated with the American Craftsman movement, including a large collection of paintings and decorative art by Arthur Mathews and his wife Lucia Kleinhans Mathews.
More than 1.8 million items represent California's history and cultures from the era before Europeans arrived, to the 21st century. The strongest collections are in photography; California native baskets and other material; California Gold Rush era artifacts; and material that relates to California technology, agriculture, business and labor, domestic life, and significant events such as World War II.
The collection of the Natural Sciences Department showcases California as a biodiversity hotspot and as the state containing the greatest biological diversity in the nation. It numbers more than 100,000 research specimens and other artifacts, including over 10,000 identified and pinned entomology specimens, over 5,000 specimens in the malacology (shell) collection, more than 2,000 bird and mammal study skins and mounts, several thousand bird eggs, more than 3,180 herbarium sheets, over 2,330 freeze-dried exhibit specimens, as well as collections of reptiles and amphibians, fishes, terrestrial and marine invertebrates, and fungi.
The Oakland Public Museum opened in the nearby Camron-Stanford House in 1910. Its first curator, Charles P. Wilcomb, gathered a collection representing two aspects of California cultural history, Native Americans and settlers from the East Coast. The Oakland Art Gallery opened in the Oakland Municipal Auditorium in 1916, originally under the auspices of the Oakland Public Museum, whose director at the time, Robert B. Harshe, was an artist. The Snow Museum of Natural History opened in the Cutting mansion, also on the shore of Lake Merritt, in 1922. Although the merged Oakland Museum focuses on California art, history and nature, some "legacy" pieces from outside the state remain, such as a collection of snuff bottles and a carved jade pagoda.
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