Exhibitions

On View Now

  • Charles and Ray Eames selecting slides. © Eames Office LLC.
    October 13, 2018–February 17, 2019

    Fueled by their belief in design as a way of life, the innovative husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames were two of the most influential designers of the twentieth century.

  • July 13–October 21, 2018

    Share your love for Oakland’s hometown team with a new installation in the Gallery of California History celebrating the Oakland A’s 50th anniversary.

  • Yellow squash from City Slicker Farms in West Oakland.
    December 16, 2017–November 2019

    Discover how and why Oakland grows food in this exhibition on view in OMCA's Gallery of California Natural Sciences.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Colorful drawn image of two people driving in a purple van on a highway surrounded by dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals roaming around
    November 10, 2018–March 17, 2019

    Discover the connections between art and science through fantastically colorful renderings by artist Ray Troll and the research of paleontologist Kirk Johnson, who made an incredible journey to map the ancient world with a fresh perspective.

  • Protesters sitting on the Golden Gate bridge holding hands while police pull them up
    April 13–August 11, 2019

    Going beyond mainstream narratives, Queer California: Untold Stories will deepen and expand our understanding of this history through a multifaceted exhibition. 

Projects

  • September 10–November 4, 2018

    Engage in the conversation on art and politics when the Oakland Museum of California takes part in the widely-anticipated For Freedoms Federation’s 50 State Initiative this fall.

  • November 14, 2018

    Question Bridge: Black Males returns to the Oakland Museum of California this fall. Immerse yourself in intimate videos—woven together and arranged to simulate face-to-face conversations between participants—among a diverse group of 160 Black men across the United States.

Past Exhibitions

View OMCA's past exhibitions