Exhibitions

On View Now

  • Yellow squash from City Slicker Farms in West Oakland.
    December 16, 2017–January 13, 2019

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

  • Museum visitors inside Nature's Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown by FriendsWithYou at the Oakland Museum of California
    October 7, 2017–January 21, 2018

    Discover an immersive exhibition that blurs the lines between imagination and reality. Experience the world premiere of Nature’s Gift by FriendsWithYou. This larger-than-life sculpture glows with a rainbow of color and promises plenty of dazzling surprises. Bring a friend—joy is best when shared. 

  • Portraits of African American men interviewed in video art installation Question Bridge
    September 29, 2017–February 25, 2018

    After a widely successful showing in 2012, 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.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • A car in Oakland photographed by Amanda Sade for RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style and Wisdom at the Oakland Museum of California
    March 24–August 12, 2018

    RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom tells the unexpected story of how Hip-Hop changed the world, starting from its roots on the streets, before rap, DJing, street art, breakdancing, and street fashion launched into mainstream popular culture.

  • April 21–September 9, 2018

    Experience northern California’s best kept secret in design and craft: J.B. Blunk (1926–2002), a mid-century artist whose connection to nature governed his daily life. 

Past Exhibitions

View OMCA's past exhibitions