OMCA Blog: Engaging Exhibitions

  • Oakland Museum of California's Citizen Science Vending Machine helps visitors participate in citizen science projects
    September 12, 2017
    New this year to our Gallery of California Natural Sciences, OMCA’s Citizen Science Vending Machine helps you participate in real scientific research project with easy-to-use kits—all from the comfort of your own home or backyard. 
  • Dance instruction at Friday Nights at OMCA at the Oakland Museum of California
    August 29, 2017
    Whether you’re looking for fun activities with friends during Labor Day weekend, seeking things to do with kids who are dreading school, or looking for awesome things to do in the East Bay after using up your vacation hours, here are five ways to keep the season’s fun going at OMCA when fall comes around. 
  • Binders of Dorothea Lange's contact sheets archived in the Oakland Museum of California collections
    August 18, 2017
    Housing Dorothea Lange’s entire collection, the Oakland Museum of California gets extra close-up interactions with the art. Two of OMCA’s team played extra hands-on roles in producing never-seen-before prints for Politics of Seeing.  
  • Museum visitor listening to interactive audio station about Roy De Forest at the Oakland Museum of California
    August 15, 2017
    Looking for something to do this weekend in the East Bay? Don't miss Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest, closing on August 20, 2017. Perfect for both art-loving adults and families looking for fun things to do with children in Oakland, this exhibition takes you on a journey into the funky, imaginative world of one of California’s most influential artists.
  • Installation shot inside Oakland Museum of California's exhibition of Dorothea Lange photography
    July 29, 2017
    OMCA is home to photographer Dorothea Lange’s entire personal archive. That’s 25,000 negatives, 6,000 vintage prints, field notes, and memorabilia! Our exhibition Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing celebrates the museum’s acquisition of the collection fifty years ago. We asked curator Drew Johnson to share what it was like to curate the show.  

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