OMCA Blog: All Posts

  • Gamelan Sekar Jaya will performance Balinese music and dance Friday Nights at OMCA
    November 27, 2017
    December might be the end of the year, but we’re not slowing down anytime soon. This month is filled with events and activities to make your holiday season extra fun. Our festivities kick off this weekend, so start making your plans now!  
  • Yellow squash from City Slicker Farms in West Oakland.
    November 21, 2017
    Our upcoming exhibition, Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, is all about the ecological and cultural factors of how and why food is grown in Oakland, using interactive features to help us all understand what factors determine where, how, why, and what is grown throughout the city. You could check off the bulk of your produce for Thanksgiving and all other upcoming winter feasts on your list by shopping at local markets!
  • Children pose for a photo inside colorful exhibition Nature's Gift: Humans, Friends and the Unknown at Oakland Museum of California
    November 20, 2017
    Looking for something fun to do with your family this holiday season? We have something special just waiting for you and your family—literally! Our latest exhibition needs you to complete the experience. Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown is all about connecting people together, and sparking joy and creativity.  
  • OMCA Senior Curator of History Louise Pubols at work on the Gallery of California History
    November 13, 2017
    As I remember our dear colleague, Louise Pubols, former Senior Curator of History here at the Oakland Museum of California who passed away earlier this year, I can picture so many moments from the years we worked together. Memories of her are intertwined with all of the exhibitions she led throughout her tenure here, like The 1968 Exhibit in 2012 and Above & Below: Stories of our Changing Bay in 2013. 
  • Artists from Visual Element utilized posters created by East Side Arts Alliance about housing issues to create a wheatpaste wall. Above, a replicated billboard from West Oakland paints a stark picture of how some in the community feel about newcomers.
    November 7, 2017
    Since our founding in 1969, the Oakland Museum of California’s mission has been “to be the museum of the People.” That mission remains at the core of who we are and what we do today. But what does it mean to be the “Museum of the People” in the 21st century? One of the ways we live out this value today is how we create our exhibitions—we invite members of the community to collaborate with us.

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