OMCA Blog: Grounds, Gardens, and Galleries

  • 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.
  • 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! 
  • 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. 
  • Larry Keenan Summer of Love Human Be-In protest at Golden Gate Park photo at the Oakland Museum of California
    September 1, 2017
    Here’s what to look for at the Oakland Museum of California during your unofficial Summer of Love art and history tour in the East Bay in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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