OMCA Blog: Posts tagged "Oakland"

  • "Love makes america great" and other notes written on the OMCA chalkboard walk by marchers at the Women's March. Photo: Emily Quist
    January 27, 2017
    In 2017, the people of Oakland made history. Part of the coordinated national and international Women’s Marches, the Oakland March took place at 11 am on January 21, the day after the presidential inauguration. In San Francisco and Oakland, both events had estimated crowds of 100,000 people who marched in the cold and rain to show their solidarity. Many of OMCA’s own staff participated—check out some of their photos, reflections, and reasons for marching. 
  • 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.   
  • Chinaka Hodge. Photo: Courtesy of the artist
    January 16, 2017
    Genre-busting artists Chinaka Hodge and Hank Willis Thomas are among the contemporary contributors to All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50. Here, they converse about how the Black Panther movement has influenced them.
  • A woman with two children pose for a camera phone in the Oakland Museum of California Gardens
    December 29, 2016
    OMCA is where Oakland, and the Bay Area, comes together. Watch this video and celebrate the great memories we created together in 2016. From Altered State: Marijuana in California to All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50, Lunar New Year to Days of the Dead, Ziggurat to Friday Nights @ OMCA, and the White Elephant Sale to gold panning, thank you for spending the year with OMCA! Let's make more memories together in 2017.   
  • Rachael Aguirre in the exhibition Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture. Photo: Odell Hussey Photography
    December 22, 2016
    New exhibition Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture opens today, and we've got visions of, well, shoes, running through our heads. With the opening happening just in time for the holidays, we decided to make a good old-fashioned wish list. We asked several sneakerheads on the Oakland Museum of California staff what are their favorite shoes in the exhibition and why.

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