OMCA Blog: All Posts

  • Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Joe Hoyt/NOAA
    February 17, 2017
    Today, the Oakland Museum of California joins hundreds of other organizations to mark the #DayofFacts. From the treatment of Native Californians to California's shared history with Mexico, to how climate change impacts Yosemite and the Bay Area, OMCA's collections and galleries are an incredibly rich and trusted source of facts on a range of topics.
  • 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.   

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