Exhibitions

On View Now

  • 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. 

  • 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 under-recognized story of how Hip-Hop changed the world, starting from its roots on the streets, before rap, DJing, street art,  breakin' (breakdancing), and street fashion launched into mainstream popular culture.

  • 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.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • July 13, 2018–Fall 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.

  • Hands of a woman doing a dye transfer print process, holding a large tool at the end of a box of bright pink dye
    September 29, 2018, 11 am–5 pm

    Go beyond the walls of the Oakland Museum of California to experience Around the Block: A Day of Neighborhood Stories.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Past Exhibitions

View OMCA's past exhibitions