OMCA Blog: All Posts

  • Dorothea Lange, Manzanar Relocation Center, June 29, 1942. Gelatin silver  print, 11 x 14 in. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California, gift of Paul S.  Taylor
    February 15, 2017
    When OMCA reinstalled its Gallery of California History five years ago, the Sent Away exhibit concerning the Tanforan Assembly Center in San Bruno, where over seven thousand Japanese Americans were held before being sent to internment camps, struck a deep chord for many visitors. It had particular resonance for those of Japanese ancestry, many of whom had firsthand knowledge of this dark moment in our history.
  • Photo: Josue Rivas
    February 10, 2017
    For centuries, Native Americans have resisted attacks on their lives and their lands. The struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline is the latest chapter in this long and bloody history. History Now, a new installation in the OMCA Gallery of California History, compares the past with the present on this topic. OMCA staff asked Joey Montoya, a Lipan Apache from the Bay Area, to visit Standing Rock in November 2016 and interview indigenous protectors there.
  • February 8, 2017
    At the Oakland Museum of California, our annual Lunar New year Celebration highlights the many Asian cultures represented around the Bay Area. Whether you come every year or you are just beginning to learn about these traditions, here are ten ways to engage with this colorful festival of good fortune.
  • Smartphone projector from the OMCA Store.
    January 31, 2017
    Valentine’s Day. Another day out of the year when we get to show our loved ones how much they mean to us. This year, make it even more special with a great gift from the OMCA Store that helps you and yours to spend quality time together. Whether you’re hanging out with your date, your mates, or the whole family, here are some great gift ideas to get you started.   
  • "Love makes america great" and other notes written on the OMCA chalkboard walk by marchers at the Women's March. Photo: Emily Quist
    January 27, 2017
    In 2017, the people of Oakland made history. Part of the coordinated national and international Women’s Marches, the Oakland March took place at 11 am on January 21, the day after the presidential inauguration. In San Francisco and Oakland, both events had estimated crowds of 100,000 people who marched in the cold and rain to show their solidarity. Many of OMCA’s own staff participated—check out some of their photos, reflections, and reasons for marching. 

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