Oakland Museum of California--page 1

Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo and Associates

The Museum of California is actually three museums devoted to art, history, and natural sciences. Largely underground on three levels, the roof of one building becomes the terrace of another level. The buildings are constructed of cast-in-place concrete with a sand-blasted finish.

The entrance (with sculpture by Peter Voulkos at far right)


The underground levels

This large museum has galleries, terraces, patios, courtyards, sculpture gardens, and reflecting pools. The lucite sculpture, Tragamon, is by Bruce Beasley and the ceramic "pond" in the pool is by David Gilhooly.


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Other works on this site by Roche Dinkeloo and Associates include: Columbus Indiana Post Office, Cummins Engine Company, Ford Foundation Headquaters Building, Irwin Union Bank and Trust Company Addition, Knights of Columbus Building, 35 West Wacker Drive Building, Power Center for the Performing Arts, University of Michigan, United Nations Development Hotel and Office Building, and University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center.

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