Standing as a monument to the beauty and elegance of engineering, the Golden Gate Bridge has occupied a key role in the arts, from Hollywood cinema and painting to photography and literature. Its color and design play with the Bay's ever-changing weather—the rolling fog giving the bridge an otherworldly romantic presence as the orange towers appear and disappear.
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, The Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport (OAK) present Spanning the Bay, a juried exhibition of artwork exploring trade and tourism in the Bay Area. Organized by the Oakland Museum of California, with jurors from the Richmond Art Center, the Bedford Gallery, and the Berkeley Art Center, the exhibit runs at OAK from May 25 through September 7, 2012.
The show features work by: Kanna Aoki, Suzy Barnard, Joseph Blum, Nicholas Bohac, Andreina Davila, Susan Friedman, Emanuela Harris-Sinta, Allyson Hollingsworth, Hughen/Starkweather, Henrik Kam, Mike Kimball, Sheila Newbery, Camilla Newhagen, Eben Ostby, Brenda Quan, Lena V. Reynoso, Lance Rivers, Robin Rome, Gail Tarantino, Peter Tonningsen and Lisa Levine (Artist Team), Stephen C. Wagner, and John Wehrle.