Mills College Art Museum

5000 Mac Arthur Street, Oakland , CA
+1 510.430.2164
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Wed (11am-7:30pm)
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The museum is one of the most inspiring places on campus and home to an amazing collection of over 8,000 works of art—the largest permanent collection of any liberal arts college on the West Coast. The collection includes Old Masters and modern American and European prints and drawings; Asian textiles; Japanese, Ancient American, and modern ceramics; and California regionalist paintings. In 2005, Dr. William K. Ehrenfeld donated a collection of more than 800 pieces of African art, primarily from West Africa with an emphasis on art of the Yoruba.

Works from the permanent collection are displayed with an ever-changing series of special exhibitions that are designed to provoke, inspire, and even amuse. Students have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get involved in every aspect of the museum’s work: archival research, editing, photography, design, and installations. Undergraduates train to become curators and put together over six exhibitions with art from the collection... -



  • Mills Art Museum

  • Another find from our permanent collection: Young Migratory Cotton Picker from Casa Grande, Arizona (1940), by Doro…
  • 10.20.16 | 7:00pm Margo Machida, PhD, is Professor of Art History and Asian American Studies. She is a curator and activist cultural critic.
  • Remembering the legecy of experimentation at Mills we look back on the past exhibition #TBT Experiments in the Faul…