This 20th anniversary exhibition at OMCA highlights contributions from pioneers of Days of the Dead celebrations in the Bay Area and newer voices that continue to evolve this living tradition, including works from Jose Guadalupe Posada, Carmen Lomas Garza, Patssi Valdez, and Jesse Hernandez, among others.
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October 8, 2014–January 4, 2015
September 20, 2014–April 12, 2015
This major collaboration brings together important works from SFMOMA and OMCA's collections, exploring how California artists have influenced and been influenced by artists, trends, and cultures on national and international levels.
May 23, 2014–May 31, 2015
This installation in the Gallery of California History co-curated with faculty and students at San Diego State University highlights the economic and social impact of the largest and longest-running comics convention.
April 26–November 30, 2014
Digitized images from acclaimed feminist artist Judy Chicago's 'atmosphere,' staged on the shore of Lake Merritt in 1974, will be on view as a part of a nationwide retrospective celebrating Chicago's 75th birthday.
Friday, January 17, 2014–Sunday, January 4, 2015
OMCA opens the vaults to showcase the very best in California landscape art from the museum’s holdings, including works by Ansel Adams, David Hockney, Arthur Mathews, Richard Misrach, Imogen Cunningham, Eadweard Muybridge, and more.
January 31–September 20, 2015
A new exhibition takes a look at the wildly diverse and intricate world of one of the most important creatures to human agriculture and the natural environment, through family-friendly experiences, hands-on activities, and media.
February 14–June 21 2015
In this exhibition, 23 works by San Francisco-based photographer Marion Gray capture performances, dance, and installations by some of the most significant artists in the Bay Area and beyond.
May 30, 2015–January 10, 2016
Pacific Worlds, a new major exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California, explores California's historical and contemporary place in the Pacific region, through rarely-seen objects from the Pacific Islands.
Exhibitions at Oakland International Airport (OAK)
May 23, 2014–Jan 4, 2015
Bay Area photographer Dorothea Lange (1895–1965) is best known for her potent form of documentary photography. She became one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century with her heart-rending images of those hardest hit by the Great Depression.
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