OMCA Blog: All Posts

  • A Day for Women's Rights: Ratify the ERA equal rights amendment poster in the Oakland Museum of California
    August 26, 2017
    This week we’re honoring Women’s Equality Day, which became a nationally recognized commemorative day in the 1970s. August 26, 1920 was the pivotal day that the U.S. Constitution formally adopted the Nineteenth Amendment and granted American women the constitutional right to vote.
  • Binders of Dorothea Lange's contact sheets archived in the Oakland Museum of California collections
    August 18, 2017
    Housing Dorothea Lange’s entire collection, the Oakland Museum of California gets extra close-up interactions with the art. Two of OMCA’s team played extra hands-on roles in producing never-seen-before prints for Politics of Seeing.  
  • Museum visitor listening to interactive audio station about Roy De Forest at the Oakland Museum of California
    August 15, 2017
    Looking for something to do this weekend in the East Bay? Don't miss Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest, closing on August 20, 2017. Perfect for both art-loving adults and families looking for fun things to do with children in Oakland, this exhibition takes you on a journey into the funky, imaginative world of one of California’s most influential artists.
  • Installation shot inside Oakland Museum of California's exhibition of Dorothea Lange photography
    July 29, 2017
    OMCA is home to photographer Dorothea Lange’s entire personal archive. That’s 25,000 negatives, 6,000 vintage prints, field notes, and memorabilia! Our exhibition Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing celebrates the museum’s acquisition of the collection fifty years ago. We asked curator Drew Johnson to share what it was like to curate the show.  
  • Manzanar Internment Camp photographed by Dorothea Lange
    July 28, 2017
    A few days ago, the Oakland Museum of California was alerted to a very unfortunate incident experienced by a visiting group of artists to the exhibition, Dorothea Lange: The Politics of Seeing. One of the visitors is Japanese American, and she described in a poignant blog post her experience of inappropriate and bigoted comments from a volunteer docent who conducted the tour of the exhibition. 

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