OMCA Blog: Grounds, Gardens, and Galleries

  • Linda Fleming, Glimmer, 2016. Oakland Museum of California
    September 20, 2016
    As you walk up the steps to Oakland Museum of California’s Oak Street entrance, a glimpse of contrasting layers of powder-coated steel in bright colors, electrifying shapes, and dynamic patterns against the backdrop of a bright blue sky peeks through, energizing the space. The newest sculpture in OMCA’s iconic gardens, Glimmer by Linda Fleming is a site-specific installation on the third level terraces that brings vibrancy to the garden.
  • A young girl looks through binoculars
    September 13, 2016
    Pigeons, robins, and finches are certainly no strangers to city dwellers. But when talk turns to bird conservation, most of the attention tends to be paid to the more exotic—or at least less common—avian species than to our own urban neighbors.  
  • Poster with text that says 1849 proposals for the state of California
    September 9, 2016
    Every year, September 9 marks Admission Day in California. It’s the anniversary of when, on September 9, 1850, at the height of the Gold Rush, California became a state. But becoming a state meant some important questions needed to be answered: what would California look like? How big would it be?
  • Torreya Cummings, Notes from Camp (AKA Transdimensional Ghost Town Discotheque), 2016. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Installation view. Photo: Terrence McCarthy
    August 2, 2016
    In science fiction, transdimensional describes something that comes from or relates to a dimension beyond the 3-D world we generally accept as normal. OMCA’s new multimedia site-specific installation, Notes from Camp (AKA Transdimensional Ghost Town Discotheque) is a liminal space that blurs the boundaries between natural and unnatural, city and country, camping and campy.

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