This summer, OMCA introduces a new way of thinking about California in Pacific Worlds, our contribution to the region-wide commemoration of the 2015 Panama Pacific Exposition. With our exhibition, we are re-examining California’s relationship with the Pacific, not as the western frontier of continental expansion, but as the eastern edge of the Pacific, with connections to the Pacific islands that are largely unknown to many Californians. In partnership with contemporary Pacific Islanders and other community leaders who served on our Pacific Worlds task force, we are able to tell new, vibrant stories using our extensive Pacific Island collections, many of which have never been on view at the Museum. We hope you will join for this amazing exhibition and its many programs planned for the summer and fall months.
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