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  • A 1928 Edison turntable on display in RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style and Wisdom at the Oakland Museum of California
    April 30, 2018
    Before our special exhibition RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom opened, Oakland's own legendary MC Jahi of PE 2.0 visited the Oakland Museum of California's archives, where he discovered something he didn't expect. Here, Jahi tells the behind-the-scenes story of finding OMCA's 1928 Edison turntable. Plus, don't miss a chance to see Jahi perform with PE 2.0 this Friday, May 4, at 7 pm during our Friday Nights @ OMCA Block Party!
  • Tommy Shepard and Kaitlyn McGraw of Alphabet Rockers dancing on stage at the Oakland Museum of California
    April 16, 2018
    As a long-time Friday Nights @ OMCA favorite, Oakland’s Grammy-nominated Alphabet Rockers hold a special place in our heart. Kaitlin McGraw and Tommy Shepherd, Jr. of the Hip-Hop group have been performing their moving, uplifting music since 2008. Come check them out on Friday, April 20, during our Friday Nights @ OMCA Block Party at 5:30 pm! 
  • The dancer Traci Bartlow mid-movement on stage wearing a shirt with a heart
    March 27, 2018
    Many people think that Hip-Hop may have begun in the Bronx, but the Bay adapted the culture on its own terms—thanks to innovators who changed the game by crafting unique beats, inspired rhymes, and fresh dance moves. Here are three local luminaries who were instrumental in shaping the region’s Hip-Hop scene and who helped OMCA develop its new exhibition RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom. THE DOCUMENTARIAN
  • A b-boy dancing on a floor painted with a mandala. Still from video Sanford Biggers, Mandala of the B-Bodhisattva II, 2000 featured in RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style and Wisdom at the Oakland Museum of California.
    March 13, 2018
    As the exhibition RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom (opening March 24, 2018) proves, Hip-Hop is more than just music—it’s a cultural movement with far-reaching effects and influences. So RESPECT wouldn’t be true to the spirit of Hip-Hop if the exhibition didn’t allow visitors to engage with Hip-Hop’s many aspects.
  • Fresh tomatoes and greens from City Slicker Farms in West Oakland.
    March 2, 2018
    Inspired by our exhibition in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences, Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, we asked Associate Home and Garden Editor, Mike Irvine, of Sunset magazine for tips on growing your own food—no matter how small your space it. Test Your Soil

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