OMCA Blog: Oakland Says

  • Several cyanotype cards lie on the ground with different images on them
    September 26, 2018
    Local artists discuss how Around the Block helps them connect to their community.
  • Photographer Brittsense poses facing the camera with her left hand under her chin
    June 26, 2018
    28-year-old photographer Brittani Sensabaugh is much more than a documentarian: She is a multimedia force for change, sending a message of love and strength with her compelling images.
  • Tommy Shepard and Kaitlyn McGraw of Alphabet Rockers dancing on stage at the Oakland Museum of California
    April 16, 2018
    As a long-time Friday Nights @ OMCA favorite, Oakland’s Grammy-nominated Alphabet Rockers hold a special place in our heart. Kaitlin McGraw and Tommy Shepherd, Jr. of the Hip-Hop group have been performing their moving, uplifting music since 2008. Come check them out on Friday, April 20, during our Friday Nights @ OMCA Block Party at 5:30 pm! 
  • 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
  • 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.

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