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Gone to find John at the Oakland Museum of California

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Published on Oct 21, 2011

A Walk in the Wild: Continuing John Muir's Journey
August 6, 2011 - January 22, 2012
Docent tours of the exhibition are offered every Saturday at 3 p.m.

Explore the legacy of John Muir's life and how he continues to influence our relationship with the natural world in the first-ever museum exhibition of its kind.

Told through OMCA's collections of art, history, and natural science, interactive digital technology, and select loans-journals, manuscripts, and original drawings---the exhibition is a tribute to Muir's impact on California and to the importance of continued environmental stewardship today. Through interactive, multisensory displays and digital mash-ups, A Walk in the Wild: Continuing John Muir's Journey simulates many of Muir's explorations including his trek from Yosemite to Mount Whitney, and even his night spent in a hollow giant sequoia as the forest burned around him. From history and nature buffs to avid eco-explorers and casual weekend outdoor enthusiasts, this exhibition will encourage everyone to go out and take a walk in the wild!

A Walk in the Wild: Continuing John Muir's Journey is made possible by generous support from the Oakland Museum Women's Board, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Alice and Richard Kulka, the OMCA Natural Sciences Guild, the J.M. Long Foundation, Guy and Jeanine Saperstein, and the University of the Pacific Library, Holt-Atherton Special Collections, John Muir Papers.

About the Oakland Museum of California:

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. OMCA connects collections and programs across disciplines, advancing an integrated, multilayered understanding of this ever-evolving state. With more than 1.8 million objects, OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California's dynamic cultural and environmental heritage.

Visit OMCA online to learn more at www.museumca.org/

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