The Gallery of California Art is a living, breathing space, pulsating with energy and ideas. Organized thematically, the Gallery is installed along three themes: California Land, California People, and California Creativity. This approach allows visitors to see works in different media and from different periods side by side, inspiring new ways of looking at California's evolving role as a cutting-edge center of visual expression. Seminal works by artists such as Albert Bierstadt, Dorothea Lange, Richard Diebenkorn, Edward Weston, and David Ireland remain highlights of the art collection, but museum-goers can also count on making new and thought-provoking discoveries every time they visit.
The Oakland Museum of California offers an expansive, ongoing survey of the art, craft, design and other cultural objects that define it, drawn from the most comprehensive holdings of California art in the world. Favs on view now: “Question Bridge: Black Males” (Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Bayeté Ross Smith, Kamal Sinclair) and Dorothea Lange’s personal photography.