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  • A group of people entering a warehouse for the White Elephant Sale from the Oakland Museum of California
    January 24, 2017
    Oh, it's so on. We're less than one week away from the iconic White Elephant Sale's first event of the season—the Preview Sale. If you're into quirky housewares, vintage rugs and furniture, thrift shopping for clothes, classic vinyl and instruments, or any number of other items, the Preview Sale this Sunday, January 29, 10 am to 4 pm is the place to be. Get a little glimpse of the action in the video above.   
  • Art for the Reebok Instapump Fury. Courtesy of Steven Smith
    January 19, 2017
    Steven Smith has designed some of the most iconic shoes in the game, from Reebok Instapump Fury to the New Balance 574. Smith sat down with OMCA staff at the opening of new exhibition Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture to share highlights from his remarkable career.
  • Chinaka Hodge. Photo: Courtesy of the artist
    January 16, 2017
    Genre-busting artists Chinaka Hodge and Hank Willis Thomas are among the contemporary contributors to All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50. Here, they converse about how the Black Panther movement has influenced them.
  • W.H. McFarlane, Sequoia Wellingtonia. The Two Guardsmen, circa 1860. Hand-colored lithograph. Collection OMCA, Gift of the J. B. and Emily Van Nuys Charities
    January 9, 2017
    In Calaveras County this weekend, we lost a literal giant. The Sequoiadendron giganteum, or giant sequoia known as the Pioneer Cabin Tree, iconic for the tunnel carved into its base wide enough for a car to pass through, fell after being hit with heavy rains and wind.
  • A woman with two children pose for a camera phone in the Oakland Museum of California Gardens
    December 29, 2016
    OMCA is where Oakland, and the Bay Area, comes together. Watch this video and celebrate the great memories we created together in 2016. From Altered State: Marijuana in California to All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50, Lunar New Year to Days of the Dead, Ziggurat to Friday Nights @ OMCA, and the White Elephant Sale to gold panning, thank you for spending the year with OMCA! Let's make more memories together in 2017.   

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