OMCA Blog: Posts tagged "activism"

  • James Baldwin quote on the chalkboard at the Oakland Museum of California
    August 28, 2017
    This morning, we walked into the Oak Street Plaza after a turbulent weekend in the Bay Area, and an especially busy weekend at the Museum, to find a rainbow of chalk colors and a vibrant spectrum of words from our community.
  • A Day for Women's Rights: Ratify the ERA equal rights amendment poster in the Oakland Museum of California
    August 26, 2017
    This week we’re honoring Women’s Equality Day, which became a nationally recognized commemorative day in the 1970s. August 26, 1920 was the pivotal day that the U.S. Constitution formally adopted the Nineteenth Amendment and granted American women the constitutional right to vote.
  • Binders of Dorothea Lange's contact sheets archived in the Oakland Museum of California collections
    August 18, 2017
    Housing Dorothea Lange’s entire collection, the Oakland Museum of California gets extra close-up interactions with the art. Two of OMCA’s team played extra hands-on roles in producing never-seen-before prints for Politics of Seeing.  
  • Installation shot inside Oakland Museum of California's exhibition of Dorothea Lange photography
    July 29, 2017
    OMCA is home to photographer Dorothea Lange’s entire personal archive. That’s 25,000 negatives, 6,000 vintage prints, field notes, and memorabilia! Our exhibition Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing celebrates the museum’s acquisition of the collection fifty years ago. We asked curator Drew Johnson to share what it was like to curate the show.  
  • Dorothea Lange holding a camera sitting on top of a car in Texas
    June 23, 2017
    Best known for her iconic images of migrant farmworkers during the Depression, the Bay Area-based Dorothea Lange also photographed the urban homeless and Japanese-Americans incarcerated during World War II. Her work further addressed community displacement and the urban criminal justice system, reflecting its racial and class issues.

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