OMCA Blog: Posts tagged "Oakland"

  • Susan Mernit. Photo: Terry Lorant
    April 19, 2017
    Susan Mernit is co-founder of Hack the Hood, a nonprofit organization that teaches web skills to low-income youth of color in Oakland. OMCA spoke to her in 2016 about what changes she sees coming as the technology sector is pushed to diversify. Why did you co-found Hack the Hood?
  • April 5, 2017
    There’s a theory—it may or may not belong to Albert Einstein—that should the planet’s bees suddenly die out, all humanity would be gone within four years.   Sound dire? It’s not unthinkable. California’s 1,600 different species of native bees represent one of the most important and fascinating links in our ecosystem. But bees’ numbers are shrinking: Climate change, pesticides, dwindling food supply, devastating parasites, and disease all contribute to their decline.
  • An OMCA Docent leads a tour for a diverse group of students. Photo: Odell Hussey Photography
    March 31, 2017
    OMCA Docents come from all walks of life, and many are retired professionals, with backgrounds in everything from teaching to medicine to business. They lead weekly tours for the public of the core galleries, and building highlights and special snack-sized tours at Friday Nights @ OMCA. One Docent, Dodie, recently shared a surprising—and heartwarming—experience she had with a group of students from a Bay Area school. 
  • Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture exhibition catalog.
    March 2, 2017
    March 2 marks annual Read Across America Day, a program of the National Education Association. Now in its 20th year, the event encourages students and adults alike to indulge in the incredible feeling of devouring a great book. Here are some great picks from the OMCA Store to get you started.
  • 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.  

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