James Brown

  • The New Oakland Museum

    IN APRIL, 1961, THE VOTERS of Oakland, California, approved a $6,000,000 bond issue, thereby insuring that the residents of the East Bay Area would have, at last, one of the country’s finest new museum buildings. This museum, designed by Kevin Roche of Eero Saarinen Associates, and expected to be completed late in 1966, will house the collections and activities of the city’s three present museums of art, history, and natural science.

    Conceived to complement the existing civic structures which they adjoin, the buildings will, themselves, form a park-like setting. Extremely important to the visual