OMCA Blog: Engaging Exhibitions

  • Chinaka Hodge. Photo: Courtesy of the artist
    January 16, 2017
    Genre-busting artists Chinaka Hodge and Hank Willis Thomas are among the contemporary contributors to All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50. 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
    December 22, 2016
    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.
  • PUMA x Undefeated, Clyde Gametime Gold, 2012. PUMA Archives. Photo: Ron Wood. Courtesy American Federation of Arts/Bata Shoe Museum
    November 28, 2016
    Ask any teenage boy willing to shell out $245 for a customized version of Kobe XI Elite ID basketball shoes: Sneakers are far more than utilitarian protection for your feet. They’ve been icons of sports and style for nearly two centuries. Starting December 22, OMCA will explore the art and impact of this fashion staple in the new exhibition Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture.
  • November 21, 2016
    If you’re trying think of things to be grateful for this holiday season, why not add bees to your list? These fuzzy insects are pollinating powerhouses, and without them we could potentially lose up to a third of our food supply. Here are five Thanksgiving dishes that we enjoy thanks to bees.
  • Kenneth Green, Sr., untitled (self-portrait). Courtesy of Kenneth Green, Jr.
    November 17, 2016
    Kenneth Green, Sr. was the first African American staff photographer at The Oakland Tribune. He documented cultural and civic life in Oakland from 1968 until his tragic death in 1982 at the age of 40. Green’s photography included images of history-making candidates like Ron Dellums and the beginning of the Black Panther Party.

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