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  • 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!
  • The dancer Traci Bartlow mid-movement on stage wearing a shirt with a heart
    March 27, 2018
    Many people think that Hip-Hop may have begun in the Bronx, but the Bay adapted the culture on its own terms—thanks to innovators who changed the game by crafting unique beats, inspired rhymes, and fresh dance moves. Here are three local luminaries who were instrumental in shaping the region’s Hip-Hop scene and who helped OMCA develop its new exhibition RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom. THE DOCUMENTARIAN
  • Fresh tomatoes and greens from City Slicker Farms in West Oakland.
    March 2, 2018
    Inspired by our exhibition in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences, Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, we asked Associate Home and Garden Editor, Mike Irvine, of Sunset magazine for tips on growing your own food—no matter how small your space it. Test Your Soil
  • Ayanna Reed, Director of Human Resources at the Oakland Museum of California
    February 2, 2018
    One summer during my college years I interned for the Port of Oakland, one of largest shipping ports in the country. I was a business student at the time and the internship gave me a fascinating opportunity for on-the-job training. The internship turned out to be a great, low-stakes introduction to navigating office politics and learning more of the emotional intelligence and soft skills I would need later in my professional career.
  • Portrait of intern Austen Wianecki posed with text "Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing."
    February 1, 2018
    As a Museum Studies graduate student and East Bay resident, landing an internship at the Oakland Museum of California was really a dream come true. From July to August 2017, I was the Evaluation and Visitor Insights intern, working specifically on the 2017 exhibition Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing.

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