OMCA Blog: Posts tagged "California"

  • The White Elephant Sale is in a 96,000 square foot warehouse. Photo: Odell Hussey Photography
    March 1, 2017
    The annual White Elephant Sale is back for two days—March 4 and 5, 10 am to 4 pm both days. Don’t miss out on amazing finds from bikes and sports equipment to vintage hats, purses, and gloves, to vinyl records, furniture, dishware, and more. All proceeds from the event go to support the Oakland Museum of California’s programs and exhibitions. Whether it’s your first time attending or you’re a seasoned shopper, here are tips about how to make the most of the famed Sale.  
  • Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Joe Hoyt/NOAA
    February 17, 2017
    Today, the Oakland Museum of California joins hundreds of other organizations to mark the #DayofFacts. From the treatment of Native Californians to California's shared history with Mexico, to how climate change impacts Yosemite and the Bay Area, OMCA's collections and galleries are an incredibly rich and trusted source of facts on a range of topics.
  • Photo: Josue Rivas
    February 10, 2017
    For centuries, Native Americans have resisted attacks on their lives and their lands. The struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline is the latest chapter in this long and bloody history. History Now, a new installation in the OMCA Gallery of California History, compares the past with the present on this topic. OMCA staff asked Joey Montoya, a Lipan Apache from the Bay Area, to visit Standing Rock in November 2016 and interview indigenous protectors there.
  • A group of people entering a warehouse for the White Elephant Sale from the Oakland Museum of California
    January 24, 2017
    Oh, it's so on. We're less than one week away from the iconic White Elephant Sale's first event of the season—the Preview Sale. If you're into quirky housewares, vintage rugs and furniture, thrift shopping for clothes, classic vinyl and instruments, or any number of other items, the Preview Sale this Sunday, January 29, 10 am to 4 pm is the place to be. Get a little glimpse of the action in the video above.   
  • Art for the Reebok Instapump Fury. Courtesy of Steven Smith
    January 19, 2017
    Steven Smith has designed some of the most iconic shoes in the game, from Reebok Instapump Fury to the New Balance 574. Smith sat down with OMCA staff at the opening of new exhibition Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture to share highlights from his remarkable career.

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