OMCA Blog: All Posts

  • Hands working on a paper zine
    August 9, 2016
    In the video above, youth from the YMCA of the East Bay's summer camp made zines in a workshop with Rock Paper Scissors' member Kristi Holohan, and responded to questions about where they live from their own perspectives.   
  • Torreya Cummings, Notes from Camp (AKA Transdimensional Ghost Town Discotheque), 2016. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Installation view. Photo: Terrence McCarthy
    August 2, 2016
    In science fiction, transdimensional describes something that comes from or relates to a dimension beyond the 3-D world we generally accept as normal. OMCA’s new multimedia site-specific installation, Notes from Camp (AKA Transdimensional Ghost Town Discotheque) is a liminal space that blurs the boundaries between natural and unnatural, city and country, camping and campy. UPDATE: This installation is on view through Sunday, April 29, 2018.
  • Oakland Public Library selections from a Books & Blankets bag at the Oakland Museum of California
    July 29, 2016
    There’s a special synergy between the Oakland Museum of California and the Oakland Public Library with a more-than-decade-old partnership on the Summer Reading Program and Celebration, and a newer partnership called Books & Blankets, which offers families a free way to read together in the Gardens. Oakland librarian Amy Martin shares her ways to keep kids engaged over summer break.
  • Jamie at the Malcolm X Jazz Festival. Photo: Kristian Contreras
    July 18, 2016
    The exhibition Oakland, I want you to know… explores the current and historic change in West Oakland, which represents a small sample of the issues impacting Oakland and cities across the country. Our bloggers went to events throughout Oakland over the past few months, asking community members for their honest opinions on change and what makes Oakland great.
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    July 1, 2016
    I don’t know about you, but I’m still trying to absorb the Golden State Warriors’ unexpected, up-to-the-final seconds loss in this year’s NBA Finals. Luckily for us, the Oakland Museum of California had the chance to open a new installation in the Gallery of California History that gives us space to explore what it means to be proud of the team and The Town, even when we don’t take the trophy home.

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