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H. Lenn Keller and Oakland Museum

This is a big year for the Oakland Museum of California. Curators are preparing for another major exhibit this spring. It’s called Queer California: Untold Stories, and it explores the LGTBQ + culture and history in the state. 

Sights & Sounds: Matthew O'Brien

Jul 6, 2017
Matthew O'Brien

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Photographer Matthew O'Brien told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.

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A new exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California is trying to address gentrification, one of the Bay Area’s biggest hot button issues, through a broad range of work from West Oakland residents—from school kids to aerosol muralists to documentary filmmakers—who share their own thoughts.

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Recreational cannabis could lose in California ... Humboldt officials play “green card” against illegal growers ... “Marley Natural” finds a home in Santa Rosa ... Free cannabis for Santa Cruz vets ... and more 

Eden Bassett Jones

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Brittani Sensabaugh: a photographer whose project, 222 Forgotten Cities, documents the beauty and struggle of daily life in marginalized communities of color across the U.S.  

Peter Dobey

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is philosopher Alva Noë, author of the new book Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

Michelle Cornejo

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. This week our guest is Marco Polo Santiago: guitarist, accordionist, and founder of the 9-piece cumbia band La Misa Negra.