OMCA Blog: Posts tagged "art"

  • Larry Keenan Summer of Love Human Be-In protest at Golden Gate Park photo at the Oakland Museum of California
    September 1, 2017
    Here’s what to look for at the Oakland Museum of California during your unofficial Summer of Love art and history tour in the East Bay in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Torreya Cummings, Notes from Camp (AKA Transdimensional Ghost Town Discotheque), 2016. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Installation view. Photo: Terrence McCarthy
    August 31, 2017
    Whether you’re ready to march with the Oakland Pride Parade and Festival on Sunday, September 10, or looking for LGBT things to do in the East Bay, here’s how to celebrate Pride at OMCA this month (and year-round).
  • 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.  

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