The renewed Oakland Museum: an interview with curator René de Guzman
The main galleries of the Oakland Museum of California reopened to the public on May 1st, after a $58 million, two-year renovation. Senior Curator of Art, René de Guzman, tells KALW’s Holly Kernan that the re-opening was one big party:
RENÉDEGUZMAN: What the project really is about is returning to the origins of the museum as the museum of the people. Kevin's Roche's building -- the original achitect -- was hailed as the first American museum building because it was built on ideas of democracy.
Go to the Oakland Museum's calendar for information on current and upcoming exhibits.