OMCA Blog: Oakland Says

  • Little boy and father at art activity table
    March 16, 2017
    Today, President Trump released his preliminary budget that includes the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Oakland Museum of California stands strongly against these cuts and joins with other cultural institutions, and, most importantly, all Americans who value the arts and humanities.
  • W.S. King and Conwell Graphic Companies, Lest They Parish, circa 1915. Poster, 18.5 x 12.375 in. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California, Gift of American Committee for relief in the near east.
    December 18, 2016
    History, of course, is not just what is written in textbooks; it is ever-present and ever-evolving, as visitors are experiencing firsthand in a dynamic section of the Gallery of California History at the Oakland Museum of California. With the title “History Now,” this space invites visitors to make connections between past and present issues and respond to thought-provoking questions.
  • Alex Frantz Ghassan sitting in exhibition Oakland, I want you to know... Photo by Forrealism.com
    December 7, 2016
    "Oakland, I want you to know I am honored you allowed my lens to capture your story.” —Alex Frantz Ghassan
  • Corrina Gould, Native American Educator at OMCA, with a group of students, showing them original Ohlone territories in the Bay Area. Photo: Odell Hussey Photography
    November 18, 2016
    As part of our School Programs offerings, Bay Area students get an opportunity to learn with Native American educator Corrina Gould, who teaches a portion of the school program called California Indian Living. In an interactive presentation, Gould shares about her cultural heritage, identity, and the ways in which Native Californians are continuing to teach and honor their traditions.
  • Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor Afro, in Redwood Regional Park. Photo: Terry Lorant
    September 13, 2016
    From its ethnic makeup to its natural landscape, Oakland's story is constantly evolving. That’s why, according to Rue Mapp, Oakland needs organizations that can bring people together in the places they call home. Mapp’s nonprofit, Outdoor Afro, uses volunteers and social media to organize outdoor excursions for a nationwide network of members. OMCA recently partnered with Outdoor Afro to integrate outdoor experiences with the Museum's valuable natural sciences resources.

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