The Oakland Museum is a treasure house of objects from California's past and present, including taxidermied animals, clothes, old cars, and lots of art. Sketchable current exhibits include "Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead" and "Nature's Gift" a glowing larger-than-life sculpture, whimsical, multi-sensory otherworld. (Or so the website says.)
If you'd rather be outdoors, there are nice views of downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt from the roof gardens, and koi swimming in the pond downstairs. There is usually live music in the cafe from noon to 2 PM.
11:00 Meet in the museum's cafe. Introduce yourself to anyone else you see with a sketchbook. If you can't find us, text Laurie @(415)[masked]. (If you want more time to explore the museum, come early—doors open at 10:00.)
1:30 Meet back in the cafe to share sketches and chat.
The Lake Merritt BART station is just a block away.
Parking in the museum garage is $1 per hour with validation.
- Bring a folding stool so you can get just the right angle when you're drawing the grizzly bear's nose.
- Bring pencils for sketching indoors as the museum won't let us use watercolor or ink. However you can step out to the garden or the cafe to color your sketches.
- $1 Meetup fee.
See sketches from our previous meetups in the Oakland Museum at:
See more about the Oakland museum (http://museumca.org/)