Friday Nights @ OMCA with Saltscapes

Friday Feb 14 2014   7:00 PM
Oakland Museum of California  1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA  map

Cris Benton, author of Saltscapes, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book as part of “Friday Nights @ OMCA: Valentine’s Day.”

Half-price gallery admission for adults, Museum members and ages 18 and under are free; for more information visit

Cris BentonCris Benton is a retired professor of architecture and former department chair at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was engaged in teaching and research in the Building Science Laboratory as well as a program of post-occupancy building case studies. His kite aerial photography in the South Bay began during a sabbatical year spent as artist in residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and it has continued under special use permits from the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The resulting images documenting the salt ponds have been shown at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Exploratorium, and the Coyote Point Museum, as well as conferences and art galleries. Benton’s aerial images have been used by over one hundred nonprofit agencies.