California Humanities is celebrating its first year in historic Swan’s Market in Oakland by launching The Art of Storytelling Exhibit Series, sharing the work of artists with a humanities twist. We seek to amplify the East Bay’s rich cultural and artistic history and people with art that amplifies local voices and stories.

Our first exhibit features quilts with an Oakland-themed narrative by members of the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland. From the Black Panthers to the fire of the Oakland/Berkeley Hills, these beautiful and detailed quilts help us to understand and visualize what makes up the unique perspective of Oakland.

Quilts of Oakland is available to view by appointment from August 26th through October 26th.

For more information please contact Neha Balram.