Events

Nature's Gift: Humans, Friends & The Unknown

Oakland Museum of California

Oct 22, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday and Saturday.

Become immersed within a large-scale, light-filled installation by FriendsWithYou, a fine art collaborative featuring Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III. The rainbow-inspired artists created “Nature's Gift: Humans, Friends & The Unknown” to be a whimsical and multi-sensory experience for all ages.  Oct. 7-Jan. 21

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Thomas Edison and His Rivals:Bringing Electricity to the World

Museum of American Heritage

Oct 22, 2017 - Feb 18, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Venture into the complex history of inventing America by viewing electrical artifacts ranging from 1880s to 1950s. Learn about the American ingenuity in the 20th century that sparked rivalries between Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla as they raced to bring life changing inventions and electricity to the American public. The exhibit features a vast collection of...

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Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead

Oakland Museum of California

Oct 22, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday.

The museum’s biennial Days of the Dead exhibition opens today and is inspired by the lifecycle of the Monarch butterfly with newly commissioned artwork alongside rarely-seen butterfly specimens. Oct. 18-Jan. 14. 11am-5pm Wed.-Thu 11am-10pm Fri.  10am-6pm Sat.-Sun.

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Drop-in Drawing: Lines, Intersections, and Globes

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 12-1:30pm Experience the unique architecture of The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM) through drawing! Every Tuesday in October, The CJM will offer free drawing in the lobby to visitors of all skill levels. Explore a different drawing topic each week, including light, spheres, and perspective, with the help of a CJM drawing instructor. No sketchbook? No problem....

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23rd Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration

Oakland Museum of California

Oct 22, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Join OMCA for the 23rd annual community celebration honoring Days of the Dead traditions. Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music groups, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the community together for this healing tradition. Watch demonstrations of traditional Mesoamerican arts and cooking, and browse Days of the Dead merchandise by local artisans for your home altar at our...

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23rd Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration

Oakland Museum of California

Oct 22, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

OMCA comes alive for the 23rd annual community celebration honoring Days of the Dead traditions. Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music groups, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the community together for this healing tradition. Watch demonstrations of traditional Mesoamerican arts and cooking, and browse Days of the Dead merchandise by local artisans for your home altar at our...

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I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story

Los Altos History Museum

Oct 22, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The exhibition tells the rich and complex stories of the first Asian laborers arriving along the Gulf and Eastern American seaboards throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From there, it tells stories of Asian immigrants finding homes and participating in key moments of US history. Asian immigrants were miners and business people during the California Gold Rush, hammered the ties in the...

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New Exhibit: The Nature of Patterns

CuriOdyssey

Oct 22, 2017 - Mar 25, 2018 @ 2:30 PM

CuriOdyssey's new exhibit "The Nature of Patterns" opens on March 25, 2017.  From simple symmetries to chaotic flows, from spirals and tessellations to spots and stripes, the beautiful patterns of nature amaze and inspire us.  Discover and create patterns in shape and sound at CuriOdyssey.  Members-only "Sneak Preview" on the evening of March 24th. ...

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Ballooniverse; Brain Bending Balloon Art by Addi Somekh

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Oct 22, 2017 - Nov 19, 2017

Balloons are more than just a colorful toy. They can spread joy and laughter all over the world. Featuring self-taught balloon twister and artist extraordinaire Addi Somekh, this exhibit will showcase changing installations made entirely out of balloons and photographs from the Balloon Hat Experience.

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