The exhibition explores how human engineering and natural forces have come together over time to shape and reshape the land and water around the San Francisco Bay, and engages viewers in discussions about the Bay’s future through the use of oral histories, community voices, and interactives.
The Bay Area’s most defining weather phenomenon gets a close examination in the Oakland Museum of California’s (1000 Oak St.) new video exhibition, A Cinematic Study of Fog in San Francisco. Created by filmmaker Sam Green and cinematographer Andy Black (of The Weather Underground fame), the ten-minute video explores how we romanticize the wind, air, and water systems. It includes interviews with fog novices, like tourists whose views of the Golden Gate Bridge are obscured, as well as experts like meteorologist Jan Null who explains what fog is. While watching dramatic shots of the climate sensation rolling in over the hills, viewers can let the filmmakers envelop you in its misty haze.