Council on Architecture

Founded in 1971, the Council on Architecture supports the Museum and celebrates its exceptional architecture. Its members are interested in promoting greater understanding and appreciation of the built environment through architectural tours, exhibits, and lectures.

Architecture Tour
Every first Sunday of the month members of the Council on Architecture lead tours featuring the Museum's architecture and gardens at 1 pm. There's lots to talk about with the exciting enhancements to the building by Mark Cavagnero Associates. View all tours

A Gift of Architecture and A Gift of Architecture 2
A Gift of Architecture 2, a significantly expanded and updated edition of The Oakland Museum: A Gift of Architecture, the 1989 monograph of the history of the museum building, includes new photographs featuring the 2010 expansion and redesign by Mark Cavagnero Associates, and new essays. The book is now available at the OMCA Store online and on the second level of the Museum.

Oakland Museum of California pop-up cards designed by Joyce Aysia, Live Your Dreams Designs, funded by the COA, are also available in the OMCA Store.

Chairman: Lise Thorgensen
Vice Chair: Rebecca Schnier
Treasurer: Sue Cake
Secretary: Helene Vilett
Membership Chair: Sandra Coleman
Museum Tour Chair: Michael Coleman
Events Chair: Michael Behan

For more information call: Sandra Coleman, 510-451-6796