Posts Tagged ‘Oakland Museum of California’

Muralist and printmaker Favianna Rodriguez

Favianna Rodriguez

A prolific artist and activist, Favianna Rodriguez has been printmaking and designing murals for more than 20 years. The finalist of a public competition held by the San Francisco Arts Commission, Rodriguez’s next project will be installed at the Garfield Pool in San Francisco.

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The Black Panther Party’s Ten-Point Program, 50 years later

Damion Square, a local Black student leader, sports a black beret in salute to the Black Panther Party at the party's 50th anniversary rally in Oakland. Photo by Rachel Loyd

The Black Panther Party (BPP) was founded on October 15, 1966 in Oakland, California by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. The party was a political organization that agitated for greater rights for Black people in the United States. Seale and Newton captured the attention of the country (and of law enforcement) through their tactic of openly carrying rifles and shotguns while observing police officers in their community.

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Musical tour offers new approach to exhibits at the Oakland Museum

With its new series, “In-the-Mix: Music Tour,” the Oakland Museum of California is offering a new way for lovers of the arts to experience the works of visual arts, masters and musicians. Each part of the series is the musical tour of the museum’s galleries given by musicians who will stroll through them and interpret the objects and the experience for themselves.

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