OMCA Blog: Posts tagged "Oakland"

  • A Guatemalan kite of remembrance created by Jamie Treacy's student Diamond in honor of her grandmother, Rose
    August 15, 2016
    Jamie Treacy is an art teacher who has been bringing students to the Oakland Museum of California for years, including sharing student art work for our Días de los Muertos exhibitions. We sat down with him over the summer to talk about how he hopes to encourage students to pursue careers in the arts and how art can be a part of the healing process.
  • Hands working on a paper zine
    August 9, 2016
    In the video above, youth from the YMCA of the East Bay's summer camp made zines in a workshop with Rock Paper Scissors' member Kristi Holohan, and responded to questions about where they live from their own perspectives.   
  • Oakland Public Library selections from a Books & Blankets bag at the Oakland Museum of California
    July 29, 2016
    There’s a special synergy between the Oakland Museum of California and the Oakland Public Library with a more-than-decade-old partnership on the Summer Reading Program and Celebration, and a newer partnership called Books & Blankets, which offers families a free way to read together in the Gardens. Oakland librarian Amy Martin shares her ways to keep kids engaged over summer break.
  • Jamie at the Malcolm X Jazz Festival. Photo: Kristian Contreras
    July 18, 2016
    The exhibition Oakland, I want you to know… explores the current and historic change in West Oakland, which represents a small sample of the issues impacting Oakland and cities across the country. Our bloggers went to events throughout Oakland over the past few months, asking community members for their honest opinions on change and what makes Oakland great.
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    July 1, 2016
    I don’t know about you, but I’m still trying to absorb the Golden State Warriors’ unexpected, up-to-the-final seconds loss in this year’s NBA Finals. Luckily for us, the Oakland Museum of California had the chance to open a new installation in the Gallery of California History that gives us space to explore what it means to be proud of the team and The Town, even when we don’t take the trophy home.

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