Oakland: a Raider Fan’s Guide to His Hometown – Museum of California

Oakland Museum of California - Yosemite Valley by Bierstadt Albert

Yosemite Valley by Bierstadt Albert is part of the California Collection of Art at the Oakland Museum of California.

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This is the fifth in a series of travel guides to my hometown, Oakland, California, for fans of the  Oakland Raiders of the National Football League and the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball

The Oakland Museum of California at 1000 Oak Street, Oakland California (Telephone: (510) 318-3322) has collections of California art, history, and nature on display in a fascinating structure that has been called “one of the most significant architectural examples of mid century modernism in the United States”.

Permanent Collections

The Oakland Museum's History Collection reflects the Golden State's tremendous ethnic and cultural diversity. There are more than 1.7 million items on display that represent the Golden State's history and cultures from the pre-Columbian era to the present day.

The Oakland Museum's Art Collection has the most comprehensive collection of California art and design. It represents the Golden State's “creative output and its relationship to” the United States and the rest of the from world, from the mid-1800s to the modern era.

The Oakland Museum's Collection of Natural Sciences will be closed until June 2013. It reflect's the Golden State's status as “one fo the world's top 10 biological 'hot spots'.”

Temporary exhibition are another prominent feature of the Oakland Museum.

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