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  • A flower on a Lemon Kush cannabis plant during an indoor grow.  Credit: Flickr user eggrole; Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic
    April 16–September 25, 2016

    What makes a plant become more than a plant? Join the budding conversation in the first-ever museum exhibition to focus on marijuana in California today. Explore the evolving attitudes, controversial issues, and public perceptions surrounding the world’s most provocative plant, and add your voice to the conversation!

  • Through June 2017

    This 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.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Julie Plasencia, 952 Chester Street, 2003. Giclée print, 16" h x 16" w. Courtesy of the artist
    July 23–October 30, 2016

    What does home mean to you? Oakland, I want you to know… gets at the heart of this important question during a time of accelerating social, economic, and demographic change in West Oakland, as seen through the eyes of the community.

  • Unknown maker, Untitled (Clenched Fist), circa 1965. Wood, 3(d) x 5.5(h) in. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California, Museum Purchase.
    October 8, 2016–February 12, 2017

    Coinciding with the Black Panther Party's 50th anniversary in October 2016, the exhibition All Power to the People presents a contemporary view on the legacy of this visionary group, told from multiple perspectives. 

  • Dorothea Lange, Crossroads General Store, circa 1938. © The Dorothea Lange Collection, the Oakland Museum of California, City of Oakland. Gift of Paul S. Taylor.
    May 13–August 13, 2017

    Presenting approximately 100 photographs to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the artist’s gift of her personal archive to the Oakland Museum of California, this exhibition takes a unique approach to a beloved American photographer by examining how her artistry and advocacy swayed minds and prompted significant change in this nation’s history.

Past Exhibitions

View OMCA's past exhibitions