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1967 Peace Mural in Oakland Revealed

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Artist Emily Lou Packard was a sly artist who coined the term “militasaurus” for a fictional primordial creature which would “become extinct because he is over-armed.” The Kaiser Industries world headquarters in Oakland featured her 1967 mural of the “Peaceable Kingdom.” But the glass eyeballs disturbed patrons.

This illustrated article tells the story about this fantastic 6’x26′ artwork that’s been in storage at the Oakland Museum of California since 1980.

Lincoln Cushing
Archivist and historian, Kaiser Permanente

Collection of the Oakland Museum of California

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