OMCA Blog: Engaging Exhibitions

  • Yellow squash from City Slicker Farms in West Oakland.
    November 21, 2017
    Our upcoming exhibition, Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, is all about the ecological and cultural factors of how and why food is grown in Oakland, using interactive features to help us all understand what factors determine where, how, why, and what is grown throughout the city. You could check off the bulk of your produce for Thanksgiving and all other upcoming winter feasts on your list by shopping at local markets!
  • Children pose for a photo inside colorful exhibition Nature's Gift: Humans, Friends and the Unknown at Oakland Museum of California
    November 20, 2017
    Looking for something fun to do with your family this holiday season? We have something special just waiting for you and your family—literally! Our latest exhibition needs you to complete the experience. Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown is all about connecting people together, and sparking joy and creativity.  
  • Museum visitors pose in front of Favianna Rodriguez's Migration Is Beautiful artwork at the Oakland Museum of California Days of the Dead exhibition.
    October 31, 2017
    Favianna Rodriguez firmly believes in the power of art to inspire lasting social change. Her piece in this year’s Days of the Dead exhibition Metamorphosis & Migration, guest curated by Evelyn Orantes, reflects on the theme of immigration; her previous works have addressed global politics, inequality, gender justice, climate change, and sexual freedom.
  • Museum visitors recline next to a glowing inflatable sculpture Nature's Gift at Oakland Museum of California
    October 23, 2017
    Inside OMCA’s new exhibition Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown, you have unbridled permission to play—or lie down! Inside this Astroturf-lined room, you’ll find a row of silky hammocks, full-size bean bags and seating cushions, and, of course, an enormous inflatable sculpture—not quite plant or animal, but definitely not human—that stretches up to the ceiling and emits a rainbow of light.
  • October 17, 2017
    Watch the OMCA installation team at work on Nature's Gift, the large-scale inflatable sculpture by FriendsWithYou. The artwork extends 55 feet long, 34 feet deep, 15 feet tall!

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