OMCA Blog: From the Archives

  • Mike Irvine stands in a garden, smiling
    June 26, 2018
    Mike Irvine, Associate Home and Garden Editor of Sunset Magazine, gives five pointers on growing your own food -- no matter how small your space is
  • Alicia and Larry Van Riggs embrace in the foreground while their two young daughters draw on a large chalkboard in the background
    June 25, 2018
    OMCA is all about making connections for Alicia Van Riggs—to her family, her spirituality, and to Oakland as a whole.
  • A 1928 Edison turntable on display in RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style and Wisdom at the Oakland Museum of California
    April 30, 2018
    Before our special exhibition RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom opened, Oakland's own legendary MC Jahi of PE 2.0 visited the Oakland Museum of California's archives, where he discovered something he didn't expect. Here, Jahi tells the behind-the-scenes story of finding OMCA's 1928 Edison turntable. Plus, don't miss a chance to see Jahi perform with PE 2.0 this Friday, May 4, at 7 pm during our Friday Nights @ OMCA Block Party!
  • 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.
  • 1898 The Examiner newspaper from William Randolph Hearst, Collection of the Oakland Museum of California
    September 13, 2017
    Our History Now exhibit, inside the Oakland Museum of California's Gallery of California History, explores the past and present of “fake news,” and it’s older than you might think! 

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