Event

Tour | Architecture of the Museum

Sunday, August 24, 2014, 1 pm
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 1:00pm

Experience OMCA’s remarkable mid-century modernist landmark building with the guidance of the Museum’s expert members of the Council on Architecture. Special August and Septembers tours are offered in celebration of the release of A Gift of Architecture 2, a new edition of the classic OMCA publication on the Museum's landmark mid-century modern building and redesign.

Built in 1969 with a design by Kevin Roche, and landscaping by Dan Kiley, the Museum recently completed a major renovation and expansion project overseen by San Francisco-based firm Mark Cavagnero Associates, which honors Roche and Kiley’s original vision of a vibrant urban park and public space. This tour shares with you just a few of the highlights of the incredible building, from views of Lake Merritt and downtown Oakland from atop a three-tiered roof garden to the serene Koi Pond, and a truly Californian indoor/outdoor design that still delights and attracts visitors today.

Included with Museum admission. Meet in front of the Ticketing Desk on Level 2.