In Season

J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life

April 21, 2018–September 9, 2018

A California original, J.B. Blunk passionately believed in the interconnectedness of art and nature. From his entirely hand-built house in Inverness to OMCA’s own sculpture The Planet, Blunk worked with wood, ceramics, metal, and other materials to create functional yet thought-provoking pieces. A new exhibition at OMCA celebrates the unique vision of this master craftsman.


Photography: Courtesy of Oakland Museum of California (Exterior view of J.B. Blunk’s home in Inverness, California).

J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life is supported in part by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board and members of the Donor Forum.

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