OMCA Blog: All Posts

  • Abdi Soltani of the ACLU of Northern California during Ask an Expert in Altered State: Marijuana in California
    July 11, 2016
    As we put together the exhibition Altered State: Marijuana in California, we learned there’s a lot to consider when it comes to cannabis. With the legalization of marijuana on the California ballot this November, we spoke to Abdi Soltani, a co-chair of Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy, to discuss some of the topics he covered during his residency at OMCA.
  • A family photo of former Black Panther Rodney Barnette and daughter Sadie Barnette. Photo courtesy of Rodney and Sadie Barnette
    November 4, 2016
    For her installation for OMCA's exhibition All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50, artist Sadie Barnette repurposed the FBI file collected on her father, Rodney Barnette, during his time as the co-founder of the Compton section of the Black Panther Party. As the exhibition opened to the public, Sadie and Rodney spoke with each other about family history, personal politics in art, and the lessons today’s activists can take from the Panthers.
  • Works by Wanda Quitiquit of the Pomo tribe. Photo: Kristen Loken
    November 2, 2016
    Find contemporary and traditional works by 20 local artisans at the third annual Indian Market at OMCA. Held November 4 from 3 to 9 pm and November 5 from 10 am to 4 pm, the event—created in partnership with News From Native California—highlights jewelry, basketry, and other items.   Keeping With Tradition
  • October 12, 2016
    The Oakland Museum of California’s largest annual event—the Days of the Dead Community Celebration—is one of the East Bay's most popular events for Días de los Muertos. This year’s Celebration on Sunday, October 16 marks the 22nd anniversary! Whether you come every year or you are just beginning to learn about the tradition, here are the top 10 tips to help you get the most out of this exciting day at OMCA.  
  • October 7, 2016
    There is no better time than the present—as the country mourns the many recent casualties of racial violence—to reflect upon the powerful legacy of the Black Panther Party, which marks its 50th anniversary this year. OMCA’s new exhibition All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50 takes a fresh look at this revolutionary Oakland-born organization, creating a space for visitors to gain insight into the many different narratives created about, for, and by the Panthers. 

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