OMCA Blog: Engaging Exhibitions

  • Dorothea Lange holding a camera sitting on top of a car in Texas
    Best known for her iconic images of migrant farmworkers during the Depression, the Bay Area-based Dorothea Lange also photographed the urban homeless and Japanese-Americans incarcerated during World War II. Her work further addressed community displacement and the urban criminal justice system, reflecting its racial and class issues.
  • Ericka Huggins. Photo: Terry Lorant
  • Art for the Reebok Instapump Fury. Courtesy of Steven Smith
  • Chinaka Hodge. Photo: Courtesy of the artist
    Genre-busting artists Chinaka Hodge and Hank Willis Thomas are among the contemporary contributors to All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50. Hodge is a poet, playwright, screenwriter, and educator whose work on racial injustice, identity, and gentrification has earned her national acclaim. Thomas’ expansive art pieces address pop culture depictions of African Americans, racial violence, and civil rights. Here, they converse about how the Black Panther movement has influenced them.
  • Rachael Aguirre in the exhibition Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture. Photo: Odell Hussey Photography
    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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