Upcoming Exhibits

When: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Pencil Sketch of Water Tower and Garden in Berkeley by William P. Coburn, AIA


For the month of December, continues the display of the work of William Pierce Coburn, AIA. Twenty design drawings illustrate solutions to design problems over a span of 30 years.

Mr. Coburn, a graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Design and veteran of many experiences in Oakland neighborhoods, has had a design practice for many years. He is based in West Oakland. These sketches and design drawings illustrate the commitments people continue to make as they invest in Oakland and its environs.


When: Monday, December 1, 2014 - Monday, January 5, 2015
Image of exhibit

The Oakland History Room has an interesting collection of panoramic photographs depicting various aspects of life in Oakland. The new display, “Oakland Panoramas,” will feature images of industries, schools, real estate developments and the changing cityscape. The exhibit will be located on the second floor of the Main Library.

When: Saturday, January 3, 2015 - Friday, January 30, 2015
Ronald Smith, Oakland Artist, Photo

For the Love of Jazz is inspired by the freedom and by the performers of Classic Jazz music. These works are in acrylic and oil on canvas.

Ronald Smith believes that Art is spiritual communication. It is human content translated trough feelings and vision into frozen reality!

A contemporary artist in he San Francisco Bay area for over 30 years, Ronald Smith is known nationwide for vivid rich colors and soulful images. Locally, Ronald has served as a faculty member of Oakland's Studio One Art Center, The Oakland Fine Art Summer School and The Father River Art and Jazz Camp. He is the 2009 recipient of the Full Vision Arts Foundation (FVAF) award for outstanding community service.