OMCA Blog: All Posts

  • April 5, 2017
    There’s a theory—it may or may not belong to Albert Einstein—that should the planet’s bees suddenly die out, all humanity would be gone within four years.   Sound dire? It’s not unthinkable. California’s 1,600 different species of native bees represent one of the most important and fascinating links in our ecosystem. But bees’ numbers are shrinking: Climate change, pesticides, dwindling food supply, devastating parasites, and disease all contribute to their decline.
  • An OMCA Docent leads a tour for a diverse group of students. Photo: Odell Hussey Photography
    March 31, 2017
    OMCA Docents come from all walks of life, and many are retired professionals, with backgrounds in everything from teaching to medicine to business. They lead weekly tours for the public of the core galleries, and building highlights and special snack-sized tours at Friday Nights @ OMCA. One Docent, Dodie, recently shared a surprising—and heartwarming—experience she had with a group of students from a Bay Area school. 
  • Little boy and father at art activity table
    March 16, 2017
    Today, President Trump released his preliminary budget that includes the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Oakland Museum of California stands strongly against these cuts and joins with other cultural institutions, and, most importantly, all Americans who value the arts and humanities.
  • March 13, 2017
    At OMCA, we like a good party. Friday Nights @ OMCA is where it’s at, whether you’re coming to see a special exhibition for half-price, getting down on the dance floor, or enjoying a drink at the bar and delicious eats from Off the Grid. We’ve got an amazing lineup for you every week this month, so make sure to stop by for these special installments of #OMCAFridays.
  • Libby Black, Gucci Golf Bag, 2004. Mixed media, H: 45 in, W: 19 in, D: 10 in. Acquired through funds provided by Judy and Bill Timken
    March 3, 2017
    For Women’s History Month, the National Museum of Women in the Arts has brought back its annual social media challenge to ask, “Can you name five women artists?” This year, OMCA joins over 200 institutions in meeting the challenge by highlighting five incredible living women artists from our collection—and we’re raising you one bonus artist for good measure.

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