OMCA Blog: All Posts

  • "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. 
  • 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.

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