OMCA Blog: Engaging Exhibitions

  • October 2, 2017
    From beloved celebrations for Days of the Dead traditions to first-time-ever experiences with Friday Nights @ OMCA inside Nature's Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown, October is a month full of events you won’t want to skip. 
  • Oakland artist Jet Martinez painted a mural of Monarch Butterflies at the Oakland Museum of California
    September 29, 2017
    There’s something new a-flutter at the Oakland Museum of California’s Oak Street Plaza: a beautiful mural of Monarch Butterflies painted by Oakland-based artist Jet Martinez. Commissioned for our upcoming exhibition Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead opening on October 18, 2017.
  • Still from Question Bridge: Black Males, created by Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair.
    September 28, 2017
    Question Bridge: Black Males' opening on September 29, 2017 at the Oakland Museum of California marks a return after five years, and a new home: We’re proud to announce that OMCA has acquired Question Bridge for its collection.
  • Bay Area artist Favianna Rodriguez painting Monarch Butterflies
    September 20, 2017
    Dear OMCA Friends and Supporters: Over the past year, the Oakland Museum of California has explored and highlighted art created to inspire social change—from Emory Douglas’ bold graphics for the Black Panther Party newspapers to Dorothea Lange’s heartrending photographs of the Japanese-American internment camps. In the coming year, we will have the joy of experiencing art made to transform, uplift, and connect—and to impact social change at the same time.
  • 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.