OMCA Blog: All Posts

  • 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. 
  • 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.

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