OMCA Blog: What We Heard

  • OMCA staff showing their Warriors pride. Photo: Oakland Museum of California
    June 15, 2017
    What an amazing week for Oakland! Here at the Oakland Museum of California, we spent the day celebrating the Warriors' big win. And we were in the thick of it: The Championship Parade and Rally took place right in our Lake Merritt neighborhood. The Bay turned it out, blue-and-gold style, for the 2017 NBA Champs! 
  • Photo: Josue Rivas
    February 10, 2017
    For centuries, Native Americans have resisted attacks on their lives and their lands. The struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline is the latest chapter in this long and bloody history. History Now, a new installation in the OMCA Gallery of California History, compares the past with the present on this topic. OMCA staff asked Joey Montoya, a Lipan Apache from the Bay Area, to visit Standing Rock in November 2016 and interview indigenous protectors there.
  • "Love makes america great" and other notes written on the OMCA chalkboard walk by marchers at the Women's March. Photo: Emily Quist
    January 27, 2017
    In 2017, the people of Oakland made history. Part of the coordinated national and international Women’s Marches, the Oakland March took place at 11 am on January 21, the day after the presidential inauguration. In San Francisco and Oakland, both events had estimated crowds of 100,000 people who marched in the cold and rain to show their solidarity. Many of OMCA’s own staff participated—check out some of their photos, reflections, and reasons for marching. 
  • 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.
  • Hands working on a paper zine
    August 9, 2016
    In the video above, youth from the YMCA of the East Bay's summer camp made zines in a workshop with Rock Paper Scissors' member Kristi Holohan, and responded to questions about where they live from their own perspectives.   

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