OMCA Blog: Wishing You Were Here!

  • The White Elephant Sale is in a 96,000 square foot warehouse. Photo: Odell Hussey Photography
    March 1, 2017
    The annual White Elephant Sale is back for two days—March 4 and 5, 10 am to 4 pm both days. Don’t miss out on amazing finds from bikes and sports equipment to vintage hats, purses, and gloves, to vinyl records, furniture, dishware, and more. All proceeds from the event go to support the Oakland Museum of California’s programs and exhibitions. Whether it’s your first time attending or you’re a seasoned shopper, here are tips about how to make the most of the famed Sale.  
  • February 8, 2017
    At the Oakland Museum of California, our annual Lunar New year Celebration highlights the many Asian cultures represented around the Bay Area. Whether you come every year or you are just beginning to learn about these traditions, here are ten ways to engage with this colorful festival of good fortune.
  • Smartphone projector from the OMCA Store.
    January 31, 2017
    Valentine’s Day. Another day out of the year when we get to show our loved ones how much they mean to us. This year, make it even more special with a great gift from the OMCA Store that helps you and yours to spend quality time together. Whether you’re hanging out with your date, your mates, or the whole family, here are some great gift ideas to get you started.   
  • A group of people entering a warehouse for the White Elephant Sale from the Oakland Museum of California
    January 24, 2017
    Oh, it's so on. We're less than one week away from the iconic White Elephant Sale's first event of the season—the Preview Sale. If you're into quirky housewares, vintage rugs and furniture, thrift shopping for clothes, classic vinyl and instruments, or any number of other items, the Preview Sale this Sunday, January 29, 10 am to 4 pm is the place to be. Get a little glimpse of the action in the video above.   
  • A woman with two children pose for a camera phone in the Oakland Museum of California Gardens
    December 29, 2016
    OMCA is where Oakland, and the Bay Area, comes together. Watch this video and celebrate the great memories we created together in 2016. From Altered State: Marijuana in California to All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50, Lunar New Year to Days of the Dead, Ziggurat to Friday Nights @ OMCA, and the White Elephant Sale to gold panning, thank you for spending the year with OMCA! Let's make more memories together in 2017.   

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