OMCA Blog: Posts tagged "music"

  • A b-boy dancing on a floor painted with a mandala. Still from video Sanford Biggers, Mandala of the B-Bodhisattva II, 2000 featured in RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style and Wisdom at the Oakland Museum of California.
    March 13, 2018
    As the upcoming exhibition RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom (opening March 24, 2018) proves, Hip-Hop is more than just music—it’s a cultural movement with far-reaching effects and influences. So RESPECT wouldn’t be true to the spirit of Hip-Hop if the exhibition didn’t allow visitors to engage with Hip-Hop’s many aspects. The Hip-Hop Dojo embodies the principle of “show, don’t tell.” In the Dojo, visitors can experiment, practice, and perform. To help visitors get in the right headspace, the gallery includes an immersive, multi-projector media environment featuring video artwork by Los Angeles-based DJ Mike Relm. Other experiences in the Dojo include: •  Learn the basics of Hip-Hop dancing by following along with experts projected on a screen•  Perch on bleachers to hang out and watch others perform below•  Play chess and other games that, like Hip-Hop, require discipline and skill•  Try out the art of graffiti by adding your message to a wall of color and art•  Get your hands on real mixing and beat-making equipment or try your hand at scratching.  Demonstrations, workshops, and cyphers will occur in the Dojo throughout the run of RESPECT, so every visit will be a new and distinctly Hip-Hop experience. Visit our Events calendar to see what's coming up. RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom opens on Saturday, March 24, 2018. 
  • Katie Clover and Shannan Slevin of Showga in Oakland Museum of California
    November 28, 2017
    Love yoga, art, and live music? We’re inviting you to experience all three—at once! On Wednesday, December 6, illuminate your yoga practice with Showga inside Nature's Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown alongside live music by Sugar Candy Mountain at the Oakland Museum of California.
  • Sugar skull decorating at the Oakland Museum of California Days of the Dead Celebration
    October 16, 2017
    Our 23rd annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration at the Oakland Museum of California is on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Whether you come every year or you are just beginning to learn about the traditions, here are 10 ways to experience this exciting day at OMCA.
  • Fantastic Negrito. Image: Kristian Dior
    October 4, 2016
    Musician Fantastic Negrito's recent rise to fame includies having won NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest, performing at major music festival Outside Lands, and appearing on Empire—to name just a few of his feats. His latest is album is the soundtrack to OMCA exhibition, Oakland, I Want You to Know... We spoke to Fantastic about how he thinks artists can be a bridge between the old Oakland and the new.
  • 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.