New Exhibit At Alameda County Law Library – Paintings by S. Newman


Dorothea Lange Show At OMCA – Public Defender Images

Anyone interested in Alameda County legal history may want to consider a visit to the Oakland Museum of California’s show – “Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing.

The show (extended through August 27) includes some of the images Lange took in the Alameda County courts in the 1950’s for an assignment from Life magazine.  The series purpose was to document the actions of the Alameda County Public Defender’s office.    Life never published the photos.

Image – Dorothea Lange, Defender, Mother with Baby, 1957, OMCA, Gift of Paul S. Taylor

Public Art Installations – Promoting Conversations Around Immigration

 Centro Legal de La Raza, an East Bay legal aid organization, has collaborated with renowned artist Micah BazantNASPForward Together and City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, to create public art installations to promote conversations around immigration, and what migrating really means for individuals and families.  The art features women and children who have sought refuge in this country, and who form part of the community that Centro Legal serves.

The exhibit will be open at Centro Legal’s offices (3400 E.12th Street) starting July 6th, and is currently displayed at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco (261 Columbus Avenue).

The pieces will also be available for download at, and beginning on Thursday, June 29.

This week’s image accompanies this post.