OMCA Blog: From the Archives

  • At OMCA, we like a good party. Friday Nights @ OMCA is where it’s at, whether you’re coming to see a special exhibition for half-price, getting down on the dance floor, or enjoying a drink at the bar and delicious eats from Off the Grid. We’ve got an amazing lineup for you every week this month, so make sure to stop by for these special installments of #OMCAFridays.
  • Libby Black, Gucci Golf Bag, 2004. Mixed media, H: 45 in, W: 19 in, D: 10 in. Acquired through funds provided by Judy and Bill Timken
    For Women’s History Month, the National Museum of Women in the Arts has brought back its annual social media challenge to ask, “Can you name five women artists?” Faced with inequality in the arts world, this challenge is meant to inspire conversation and bring awareness about incredible women to a large audience. This year, OMCA joins over 200 institutions in meeting the challenge by highlighting five incredible living women artists from our collection—and we’re raising you one bonus artist for good measure.
  • W.H. McFarlane, Sequoia Wellingtonia. The Two Guardsmen, circa 1860. Hand-colored lithograph. Collection OMCA, Gift of the J. B. and Emily Van Nuys Charities
    In Calaveras County this weekend, we lost a literal giant. The Sequoiadendron giganteum, or giant sequoia known as the Pioneer Cabin Tree, iconic for the tunnel carved into its base wide enough for a car to pass through, fell after being hit with heavy rains and wind.