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Arts & Museums
Pro Arts is a popular gallery in Downtown Oakland dedicated to promoting regional contemporary art and artists. In addition to regular curated exhibitions, Pro Arts hosts all kinds of other events like open studios and art education. The gallery hosts 22 different exhibitions every year and gives a space and opportunity for showing to hundreds of artists.
Betti Ono is a colorful, popular art gallery located in Downtown Oakland. The space is always showing exhibitions of contemporary art from local, emerging artists. During Oakland's massive First Friday Art Murmur, the gallery often hosts the openings of its shows, which are always a huge hit with art lovers. The gallery is also available for rent for private events.
The Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery is one of the most visited galleries in Oakland, California. This gallery accords a lot of importance to modern and contemporary art and they usually hold a lot of temporary exhibitions all through the year. The gallery does not only consist of works of art by prominent artists but also of new and upcoming talents in and around Oakland. If you are interested in modern art and would like a glimpse of the artistic side of Oakland, do visit the Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery.
The Museum of Children's Art is a nonprofit in Old Oakland that is committed to seeing that all children have art as a part of their lives, especially focusing on children from low-income families. In addition to being a gallery and showcase for these young peoples' work, they offer classes and workshops for children from all walks of life to develop their artistic skills in a friendly and educational environment.
This museum is an architectural work of art and is filled with a variety of educational exhibits, both permanent and temporary, that touch on many aspects of California history. The permanent displays include a gallery of California art, a simulated journey through California's diverse ecosystems, and exhibits on the history of the state's multicultural populations. Many people visit the museum just to stroll through its amazing sculpture garden.
The African American Museum and Library was built in 1900. This museum host several exhibitions that showcase the culture and history of African-American people across Northern California and the Bay Area. The well-preserved collection features artifacts, photographs and memorabilia, as well as digital media for research purposes.
Called the "Floating White House" by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, this 165 foot National Historic Landmark is one of the few floating museums in the country with exhibits on great presidents (including FDR) on display. Tours are available.
This is considered one of the greatest historical landmarks in Northern California. Built in 1868, the house is an Italianate villa that once belonged to Enoch Pardee and his family, all of whom made a great impact on local and state politics in the late-19th and early 20th centuries. The estate is attractive both architecturally and historically and features authentic carriage and tank houses. It is known as the centerpiece of Oakland's Preservation Park Historic District.
The Loakal Gallery & Boutique is located near Oakland's Jack London Square. The gallery frequently hosts exhibits from emerging as well as established artists, many of them local. The adjacent boutique sells clothing, accessories and home decor items from the Oakland-based fashion label fiftyseven-thirtythree and other local independent designers.
A central gallery of Oakland's huge First Friday Art Murmur, Rock Paper Scissors is one of the most popular galleries and spaces in the city. The gallery is dedicated to promoting art that was created through sustainable practices or using alternative models. RPS frequently hosts local events along with the exhibitions that are constantly being displayed.
Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is a gallery located in Oakland's Uptown district, near many of Oakland's other galleries. The gallery started in 2007 and exhibits pieces and installations by talented artists both from the area and from around the country as well. The first Friday of the month Chandra Cerrito Contemporary is one of the galleries that participates in Oakland's Art Murmur, when many galleries host open houses.
Krowswork is a gallery located in Uptown Oakland's Arts District. The gallery specializes in photographic and video exhibitions of local artists as well as artists from all over the country. Krowswork is an especially popular feature of Oakland's First Friday Art Murmur.