Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sunday's Signpost

Is it art?
No it's not an art piece, just a way of catching the rain! The Oakland Museum of California, which was opened to the public in September of 1969, was an early example of what is very trendy today: 'Green' building!

The roof of each gallery is actually the underside of our terraced sculpture garden!

Sometimes we get leaks, but the terraces are so great, it's worth it! If you get a chance, be sure to visit the terraces and witness part of California's architectural history!

I love how they turned a negative into a positive and used humor here. It would have been good to mention their upcoming renovation, which will address these leaks. It's a little heavy on exclamation marks, but as most art museums don't use humor at all, I give it high marks for approachability.
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