Press Release

Monday, August 2, 2010 - 10:57am
PIXAR: 25 YEARS OF ANIMATION TO OPEN JULY 31, 2010 AT NEWLY TRANSFORMED OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA

Oakland, CA, July 1, 2010--The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) will present PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation, a major exhibition of over 500 works by the artists at Pixar Animation Studios, including drawings, paintings, and sculptures that illustrate the creative process and craftsmanship behind Pixar-s wildly successful computer-animated films. This will be a significantly enhanced presentation of the exhibition, which is returning home to Oakland after a successful worldwide tour that began at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2005. A number of significant works will be on public display for the first time, including art from Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, and Pixar's latest feature film, Toy Story 3. PIXAR will also include an updated, awe-inspiring version of the Pixar Artscape, a widescreen media installation. On view from July 31, 2010 through January 9, 2011, the exhibition will be accompanied by screenings of Pixar's feature and short films; a special program of lectures, talks and workshops with Pixar artists; and a new and expanded exhibition catalogue.

PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation is part of the inaugural year celebration of the transformed Oakland Museum of California and will be installed in approximately 11,000 square feet of temporary exhibition galleries, expanding into common spaces such as hallways and the museum store. Mural size graphics and video projections will be used throughout OMCA-s newly renovated landmark facility-linking the exhibition to the Museum's collections and encouraging visitors to explore the work of Pixar artists as part of a continuum of creativity and innovation in California. www.museumca.org

New Hours at Oakland Museum of California Including Expanded Thursday and Friday Evenings

Oakland Museum of California has introduced new expanded hours, including Thursday and Friday evenings. OMCA-s popular late night Friday programming will move to the 2nd Friday of the month beginning June 11. OMCA will continue to offer free admission to the public on the first Sunday of each month, beginning in June and made possible by Wells Fargo. New hours are as follows:

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11 am - 5 pm
Thursday 11 am - 8 pm
Friday 11 am - 8 pm
Saturday 11am - 5 pm
Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Second Friday of the Month 11 am - 9 pm

Admission is $12 general; $9 students and seniors with valid ID, $6 youth ages 9-17, and free for children 8 and under, and members.

OMCA offers onsite underground parking and is conveniently located one block from the Lake Merritt BART station between 8th and 9th streets at Oak Street. OMCA is at the corner of 10th Street and Oak Street. The accessibility ramp is located at the new 1000 Oak Street main entrance.

Programs during the Opening Season of the Oakland Museum of California are made possible by the Clorox Company, the Oakland Museum Women-s Board, Target, Wells Fargo, and Chevron.

PIXAR: 25 YEARS OF ANIMATION TO OPEN JULY 31, 2010 AT NEWLY TRANSFORMED OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA

WHAT: A celebration of extraordinary work created by Pixar artists and the

legacy of animated film in California

WHEN: Opening July 31, 2010 through January 9, 2011

WHERE: Newly transformed Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street,

Oakland, CA 94607

TICKETS: Admission is $12 general; $9 seniors and students with valid ID; $6

youth, ages 9-17. Free for children 8 and under, OMCA members, and City

of Oakland employees (with ID).