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  • Oakland Museum reflects city's evolution

    Representative of the city's transformation is the Oakland Museum of California, near Lake Merritt, which reopened in May after a $62-million renovation. The architecture and landscaping remain true to its original 1969 Midcentury Modern design: The galleries and public spaces are brighter and more open, and there is more room to showcase the museum's strong collection and new acquisitions.
  • California Hall of Fame names Wayne Thiebaud

     
    Since the state was founded in 1850, California has produced almost no major visual artists. I know this -- or at least I'm told this -- by perusing the website for the California Hall of Fame. A celebrity venture started...

    Imogen Cunningham's 'Botanicals' on view at Oceanside Museum of Art

     
    If you ask people to name some of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, the name Imogen Cunningham doesn't usually come to mind. Although modern art enthusiasts may not be familiar with her work, among her peers, including...

    Trees branch out at the Getty

     
    Throughout history, humans have embraced trees for their beauty, strength and spiritual symbolism. Artists have been equally fascinated with the wooded perennial as a model, perhaps for its serene, low-maintenance temperament, easy accessibility and its...

    NEH gives $40 million in grants; $3.2 million to California

     
    National Endowment for the Humanities issues $40 million in grants, including $3.2 million to California museums, scholars and documentary filmmakers. Documentaries win the biggest grants; others sponsor seminars aimed to improve college and secondary...