An Inside Look on California

The Oakland Museum of California brings together collections of art, history and natural science to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. Recently reopened after a $62-million renovation, the museum is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California’s dynamic cultural and environmental heritage. The building itself is one of the most significant architectural examples of mid-century modernism in the United States.

1000 Oak St., Oakland (BART stop: Lake Merritt), 510.238.2200, www.museumca.org