OMCA Blog: What We Heard

  • Cartoonist Gene Yang drawing in a comic book store. Courtesy of Articulate with Jim Cotter.
    December 6, 2017
    Here at OMCA, we are big fans of Articulate with Jim Cotter, a weekly public television show from WHYY, Philadelphia’s PBS and NPR member-station, that explores how creative thinkers help shape our understanding of the world to share selections from the series. Articulate presents a mix of topic features and profiles of some of today’s leading artists, including great thinkers based in California.
  • Museum visitors pose in front of Favianna Rodriguez's Migration Is Beautiful artwork at the Oakland Museum of California Days of the Dead exhibition.
    October 31, 2017
    Favianna Rodriguez firmly believes in the power of art to inspire lasting social change. Her piece in this year’s Days of the Dead exhibition Metamorphosis & Migration, guest curated by Evelyn Orantes, reflects on the theme of immigration; her previous works have addressed global politics, inequality, gender justice, climate change, and sexual freedom.
  • 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.
    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. 

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